“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. …the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” In the Christian faith the world was created by God in the sequence of seven days. Throughout those days he made light and darkness, water and sky; he made the animals of the water and the animals
The Bible and the Quran tell the story of the creation of the first man, Adam and first women Eve or in Arabic Hawa. The background behind Adam And Eve are similar but different in Islam and Christianity. It begins by telling the people how the world started and how we as humans were created. Christians believe that Adam was made from dust, Muslims believe that Adam was made from Soil. In the Bible, the creation of Eve says she was the only woman created from a man. The Qur’an does not say that Eve was created from Adam’s rib, but says that she was created from “of like nature.” The creation of Eve is not described in the Quran. The Quran says that Eve was created for Adam to have a “mate” and that she was also made from the same nature and soul. Direct quote from the Quran about woman “Treat women kindly. Woman has been created from a rib and the most curved part of the rib is the uppermost. If you try to straighten it, you will break it and if you leave it alone, it will remain curved. So, treat women kindly” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim). The rib reflects that all women differed from Adam and was unique. The bible describes Eve made from Adams rib to be Adams companion. Directly quoted from the bible “And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man” (Genesis 2:22). They were both made to fulfill each other and to not be alone on earth. The similarity of the two religions is that they
Creation began by a bodily function of the creator god. Either through ejaculation, sneezing, or spitting the creator began to produce others (Redford). The creator god had other gods come into being and they in turn began to create until the ancient Egyptians had a sufficient explanation for there being here.
This question asks, “How did life begin?” and “How did mankind come into existence?” (Weider et al, 2011). Origin is the start or the beginning. It is as simple as Genesis 1:1—the beginning of the Bible and God’s creation. Genesis 1:26-27, clearly tells us how we got here—that God created men and women in His image.
Half a century ago, President John F. Kennedy gave a speech about the importance of government always maintaining an attitude of neutrality towards religion. President Kennedy stated, “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute.” The United States has been a country, in which the separation of church and state has been adopted and assumed to be practiced, but there has been a perennial conflict disrupting the balance between church and state. In his innovative film, The Revisionaries, director Scott Thurman exposes how the public education system has become the latest battleground in the face of an old conflict – between religion and science – challenging the ideological edifice on which the nation stands.
On the other hand, in the Muslim creation stories there is not mention of it. • A very good similitude is the fact that in both of the versions Adam names everything which is alive, like for example animals. • Another important difference is that in Genesis 2 is explicitly said that Eva is been created by an Adam’s rib, while in the Koran is nothing explicit how Eva has come to life. •
When growing up, the world can either take a hold of you or you can take a hold of the world. In this story, we find out about a young Christian teenage girl who life was taking its course on her as she was growing up and she soon found out that she’s the only problem she’ll ever have in this world and she’s the only solution. Krystal Channing was a 15 year old freshman at Stanley High School, located in Fairfax, Virginia. She wasn’t the least of all saints but she did have a pure heart. High School is where life began for Krystal Channing; where life hit her so hard and so quick that the world had completely devoured her without her notice.
Should we as humans expect to find intelligent life elsewhere in the Universe? There are many reasons for and against this concept, but first we should trace just how our terrestrial life started.
Life has continually perplexed and fascinated individuals since the dawn of mankind. The subject’s complexity is so great even over the course of human existence only a minute fraction of its mysteries have been unraveled. A phenomenon which has always intrigued scientists is the origin of life on Earth, and in recent years significant advancements have been made in the understanding of this enigma. This essay will briefly outline two theories regarding life’s origin on Earth to further comprehend why an explanation for this phenomenon has been so difficult to reach.
The Question of Origin - The question of origin is entirely rooted in God. Genesis 1:1 tells us about the creation of the earth and the heavens. Genesis 1:27 tells us that God created man in His own image. “Theism contends that everything that exists, including humans, is the result of God, the Creator God. God is said to have created Ex Nihilo, “out of nothing.”’ (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011) Like the Bible, the Quran offers verses which state that everything was created by God.
According to astronomical research and geological evidence, scientist indicate the universe is approximately thirteen thousand eight hundred and twenty billion years old. The first link to humanity started with a primate group called Ardipithecus. While our ancestors have been around for about six million years, the modern form of humans only evolved about two hundred thousand years ago. The age of the Earth is estimated about four point fifty four billion years because that is the age of the oldest rocks with fossil evidence of life on earth. The oldest rocks on Earth found to date are the Acasta Gneisses in northwestern Canada near the Great Slave Lake, which are four point three billion years old. The study of the origin of life on Earth, more specifically abiogenesis, is the natural process of life arising from non-living matter. Life on Earth is believed to have began from organic compounds about three point eight to four billion years ago. Despite several competing theories for how life arose on Earth scientist only know when life first appeared on Earth and are still far from answering how it appeared. Since it is hard to prove or disprove them, no fully accepted theories of the origin of life exists.
These beliefs however, have some inconsistencies in them. If it is true that Allah is the God of the Bible and that he gave words of wisdom to Muhammad, then why are their so many inconsistencies and contradictions in these words? For example, the Quran tells that Alexander the Great followed the sun as it was setting and found that it went down into a muddy spring (Sura 18:8-86). Has this been translated by Jehovah God, He would have not made this contradiction. The Quran also presents Mary, the mother of Jesus, as the sister of Moses and Aaron and confuses her with their sister Miriam. The Quran, as the inspired words of Allah, puts the flood of Noah’s time in the era of Moses, and claims that Noah’s sons did not get on the Ark and were drown
The Origin of Life When considering the many theories involving “How life began” You must not consider a few main theories but a few main theory groups. Because there are literally hundreds of theories on this subject which can be grouped in to three main categories and then in to various sub categories. 1) Creation science This consists of about twelve theories that are based on the book Genesis all slightly varying in their interpretation. These can be split into two main groups, New and Old earth creationists.
i)The Question of Origin—The Islamic worldview, and the Biblical worldview has no comparison, or similarity in the origin of man. Genesis 2:7, clearly states that God created man from the dust of the earth, blew into the nostrils of man, and man became a living soul. Man was also created in God’s image, Genesis 1:27. This destroys the theory of evolution; man was not developed from an animal, assumably some type monkey.