The New World : A Final Examination Of God And Man 's Relationship

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The New World: a final examination of God and man’s relationship

The Bible consists of a wide array of stories and themes that has captured audiences’ attention and interest across borders and time for a number of reasons. However, it is particularly interesting to compare the beginning and end of the Bible – Genesis and Revelation – in order to observe on what terms the dynamic relationship between man and God began and ended. It can be argued that one’s understanding of this relationship between man and God is vital in one’s understanding of the deeper meaning behind the stories within the Bible. Therefore, by comparing and contrasting analogous moments from the first verses of Genesis and the last verses of Revelation, one can see the positive growth in the relationship between God and man. To have such a close examination of this relationship shows the importance behind the journey God and man took together.
Firstly, throughout the Bible God and mankind’s relationship has been tried and tested time and time again. These vigorous tests of faith and respect have strengthened their relationship and have brought both of them closer together. For instance, in Revelation 21.6, God says to John “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.” There is a common understanding of this proclamation: God is stating He is eternal and everything begins and ends because he makes it so. However, not only is God stating that He is eternal; He is also stating that the…

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