The bible teaches us many things about God. From Genesis and Exodus we can learnwhat the Judeo-Christian view of God was. Genesis shows us that God made the sun, the moon,the earth and every living thing. During the days of creation God made all things good. On theseventh day of creation God rested and declared all he made to be very good (Genesis 1:31). God created human beings in his own image. We as humans can be certain of our owndignity and self worth because we have been created in the image of God. The book of Genesisshows us that people disobey God by choosing to do wrong. Even great bible heros failed Godand disobeyed him. The bible teaches us that God is forgiving. God has many attributes. God makes no mistakes and this is wisdom. God is infinite, heknows
In Genesis one and 2, it provides a full understanding of God’s creations and wisdom of human nature because it is free from evil. God created everything from nothing; to be perfect from his perspective. Human nature is revealed from Genesis one with God creating the Earth and the Heavens and creating the man of his likeness. The Bible explains how God created the man named Adam from the dust and was placed in the Eden’s Garden (Genesis 2:7). Adam helped God to take care of the land and all his creation. The Bible explains, Humanity was created to work and serve, keep the garden (Genesis 2:15). Subsequently, Eve was created; “God had created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). Adam and Eve would help God because He wanted them to multiply the Earth by taking care of his creations (Hiles & Smith, 2014). God is the sovereign ruler which he created humanity as how he should have wanted. The Bible explains about human nature that God created everything to be distinct from animals and all His creation. Humankind is able to show on our nature because we are capable of reasoning. God created all differently and we were all born naked and pure as Adam and Eve were. God created in his own image that why we all look different; we are unique in His eyes. Also, God created us to be good because we are born innocent of all evil and loving God.
In Genesis one and two, it provides a full understanding of God’s creations and wisdom of human nature because it is free from evil. Human nature is revealed from Genesis one with God creating the Earth and the Heavens and creating the man of his likeness. The Bible explains how God created Adam, from dust and was placed in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:7). The Bible explains humanity was created to work and serve (Genesis 2:15). Subsequently, Eve was created; “God had created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). Adam and Eve would help God because He wanted them to multiply the Earth by taking care of all of his creation (Hiles & Smith, 2014). God is the sovereign ruler, he created humanity as how he should have wanted. The Bible explains about human nature that God created everything to be distinct from animals and all of His creation. God created us in his own image, which is why we all look different; we are unique in His eyes. Also, God created us to be good because we are born innocent of all evil and loving of God. In addition, we were all born pure as Adam and Eve were. The Bible explains that God was pleased with his creations, “God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:10-21).
In Genesis, God interacts with Adam by speaking to him face to face. Whether God was giving out instructions or punishment to Adam and Eve, he was always doing it on a personal level. The usual portrayal of God as an omniscient being is instead replaced as mentor to Adam and Eve who is trying to help them understand their existence. This close relationship is shown even when man does something wrong. The only rule that God gives to Adam is that he must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve go on to break the singular rule and be punished; but not to the extent most would think. Before partaking of the fruit God says that, "the day that you eat of it you shall die"(Genesis). Instead of dying, Adam and Eve are removed from the garden and go begin their lives. God punishes them for their actions, but also gives clothes and allows them to take the knowledge they have gained from the tree. Even after breaking the one rule that he has set for them, God allowed them to keep the knowledge they gained to begin mankind. This grace towards humanity is shown once again with Adam and Eve's children, Cain and Abel. Cain kills Abel after God accepts Abel's offering and not his own. Even with Cain having killed his own brother, God still does not punish Cain severally; "you will be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth"(Genesis). This punishment is especially seen as inadequate as Cain goes on to settle in Nod and have his own family. This mercy by God shows that he was unable to punish humanity even for the most serious of offenses. This lack of punishment shows God's sympathy for mankind because of his close relationship with them. This close relationship stems from God's close bond with mankind because of their similar image and knowledge. This relationship that began as two very similar beings, has further blossomed as God has given great responsibility to
And livestock. He then created human beings in his own image. He gave them dominion over all of the creatures in the waters and sky, as well as all of the animals. He also tells humans that he has given them all of the plants and the trees for food. After creating everything, God, recognizes verbally, that they are good. This shows readers that God is a good God. The second chapter of Genesis is very similar in that all of the same things are created. When God created man Genesis chapter two states that “He breathed the breath of life into Man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.” (Genesis 2:7). God put man into the Garden of Eden.Here in the Garden of Eden is the first mention of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God states that man can eat from any tree except that specific one. Genesis 2 also states that man was made to work the land, proving that work was not a consequence of sin. God also created woman from man when he realized that man was not fit to be alone. He tells them to reproduce, this proves that sex was not intended to be shameful, rather a gift to be cherished when done within a covenant. This is how the earth and everything on it came into existence according to the
On the other hand, the Hebrew God is the only God in charge of everything. God does not need humans to continue being powerful. In fact, God wants to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah because “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me…” (Genesis 18:20). The Hebrew God does not put up with sinful people. He does not need the people of Earth if they do not believe and obey him. However, God can be forgiving. After Moses has a baby with Sarah’s servant because he and Sarah get impatient for a child, God still gets Sarah pregnant with Isaac. (Genesis 17:16; 21:2-3). God is also merciful toward Lot and his family
Two of the most widely studied ancient works are Homer’s Odyssey and the book of Genesis from the Bible. Each of these texts provides a unique viewpoint of an early civilization. In both of the texts, one can learn not only stories about great heroes, but also about the way that these peoples lived and what they believed. Many interesting parallels can be drawn between the two developing societies shown in the Odyssey and the book of Genesis. One parallel is the importance placed on names by each culture. Although viewed as important in different ways, the value placed on a name shows a striking similarity between the evolving cultures of both the Greeks and the Hebrews.
Human beings are good and can come to it naturally because human nature is relatively intact after the fall and can still know Good. This is a grace of creation which points to the fact that humanity doesn't need grace alone. While humans have some aptitude for good, God's grace
And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain inthe land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, aand bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the Lord said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another's speech.” So the Lord dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the Lord confused the language of all the earth. And from there the Lord dispersed them over the face of all the
In the beginning of Genesis, God expects humans to be subordinate to him, and refuses to tolerate defiance. He sees no excuse for disobedience, and punishes Adam and Eve. God expects everyone to be perfect and castigates for every mistake.
In six days God created the universe, the earth, and every living thing on it. This includes human beings, who were made in Gods own image. God created Adam and Eve to have an unobstructed relationship with him, He placed them in a paradise called the Garden of Eden and gave them freedom to live in friendship and trust with him. God saw that everything he created was good and He rested on the seventh day (Genesis 2:2). God left Adam and Eve in the garden with specific instructions: they are NOT to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. However, they rebel and sin enters the world after a serpent tricks Eve into questioning God’s love and motives. In her gullible innocence, she ate from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3). Eve shared the fruit with Adam and they spiritually and physically die. This was catastrophic to Gods Order and led to the condemnation of all human
Because our God is perfectly good, when he created each of us with the same qualities or moral and goodness that he also possessed. Unfortunately, mankind has not used the freedom given to them in the way it was intended to be used and our morals have become twisted and we have drifted away from how life was intended for us to be. We were all born as sinners and our goodness is also tainted with sin, which in turn effects our relationship with God himself. (Tripp)
Almost all religions tell us that God is good and that his creations are good. Judaism and Christianity go as far as to say that we are created in Gods image. Therefore, it is it is easy to deduce that if we suppose that God is good than we should be able to deduce that his image must be good too. But, we humans are far from good. We have destroyed the beautiful planet that was given to us, we have hurt
After the occurrence of the Flood, found in Genesis six and seven, Noah and his family stayed at a place called “Shinar.” They decided that they would build a tower, almost like a hotel, to keep them from being separated, but the Lord planned for something different. God, in the garden of Eden, told Adam and Eve to populate the Earth. How can you populate the Earth without spreading out and making room for you and your family? The Lord decided to confuse the languages, so that it became impossible for everyone to live in harmony in one place. They could not continue building the Tower of Babel, whereas Babel means confusion. Just imagine waking up one morning and your sister speaks fluent Chinese and that is the only language she has the ability
Now the whole earth used only one language, with few words. On the occasion of a migration from the east, men discovered a plain in the land of Shinar, and settled there. Then they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, burning them well. " So they used bricks for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city with a tower whose top shall reach the heavens (thus making a name for ourselves), so that we may not be scattered all over the earth. " Then the Lord came down to look at the city and tower which human beings had built. The Lord said, "They are just one people, and they all have the same language. If this is