The Creation Of The World

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The Bible begins with the creation of the world, but also in the very beginning, there is the presence of disobedience to God. In Genesis 12, there is a new beginning. God begins to change the world, that change began with an individual: Abraham. In Genesis 12:1-3, God says to Abraham, “I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing” God continues to say, “I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse”. Through God’s words, there is the idea of an exodus of the current society and the creation of a new one. God chooses the individual that he wants to start the new society. God promises Abraham that “he will be the ancestor of a great nation” (Lohfink 28). Abraham believes the promise from God and “went as the Lord directed him” (Genesis 12:4). When Abraham left he was seventy- five years old and only took with him his wife and nephew, and they embarked on their journey to Canaan. In the promises that God makes to Abraham, he has to go to Canaan. This makes it a covenant because God will hold up his promise to Abraham, if Abraham does what God calls him to do. A covenant shows the relationship between God and his people. The covenant between God and Abraham highlights the faith that Abraham had in God. Abraham was very old when he made the covenant with God, so it took a lot for Abraham to leave where he had settled. The election of Abraham is significant in Salvation History.…
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