The Book of Genesis

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The book of Genesis tells the story of the beginning of the world. Genesis answers some of life’s biggest questions- why are we here, how did everything come to be, how do I relate to others around me. Through this story, God’s unchanging nature is revealed. We are exposed to man’s shortcomings and failures, but we are also offered the hope of one to come who will be the savior of all. The first eleven chapters of Genesis provide a foundation for a Biblical worldview- an explanation of how a Christian should view the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and civilization.
Genesis 1 begins with the creation of the earth. God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. He saw everything he had made and “it was very good”. God created man and woman in his image. In this way, God made human beings higher than every other creature. He gave them dominion over the earth and every living thing on it. Genesis 2:15 says, “He placed the man in the garden to cultivate and keep it”. This is why we as humans ought to take care of the Earth. We pollute the earth and neglect to care for what God has given us dominion over- what God has created to bring him glory. Being good stewards of the earth not only protects the natural environment and animals on the earth, but also all the other people that God created. Pollution has the most negative impact on the poor, and we know from scripture that we are to care for the least powerful of people. Therefore, we know

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