Course: CWV 101Godfrey Ohikhuare June 14, 2015Instructor: Jeff Jibben
GENESIS ACCOUNT OF CREATION ( CHAPTER 1& 2)"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Genesis 1:1). Verses 2 explained that the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And then God began to speak into existence his creation.The day by day account follows:Day 1 - God created light and separated the light from the darkness, calling light "day" and darkness "night."(Chapter 1: 3-5).Day 2 - God created an expanse to separate the waters and called it "sky." (Chapter 1:6-7).Day 3 - God created the dry ground and gathered the waters, calling the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters "seas." On day three, God also created vegetation (plants and trees).(Chapter 1:9 -12).
GENESIS ACCOUNT OF CREATION ( CHAPTER 1& 2) cont'd...Day 4 - God created the sun, moon, and the stars to give light to the earth and to govern and separate the day and the night. These would also serve as signs to mark seasons, days, and years. (Chapter 1: 14 -19).Day 5 - God created every living creature of the seas and every winged bird, blessing them to multiply and fill the waters and the sky with life.(Chapter 1: 20 -23).Day 6 - God created the animals to fill the earth. On day six, God also created man and woman (Adam and Eve) in his own image to commune with him. He blessed them and gave them every creature and the whole earth to rule over, care for, and cultivate. (Chapter 1: 24 -31).Day 7 - God finished his work of creation and so he rested on the seventh day, blessing it and making it holy.(Chapter 2:1-2).
ORIGIN OF THE UNIVERSEAccording to the Bible, God created the heavens and the earth and all that was in them (Exodus 20:11)However, Humanity has long been fascinated with the possibility that life exists beyond earth. Only in the modern times have we become aware of the fact that the universe appears to be much older than a few thousand years. Prior to modern times there was no need to reconcile the Genesis account with scientific observations. However, with new evidence of the age of the universe, it became necessary to speculate as to how Genesis and science might be squared. This need gave rise to numerous theories or views. These theories or views on the history and evolution of the universe: the atheist or naturalist view whose ultimate reality is the universe (consisting of all matter and energy), all of nature has existed in some form or another for eternity.
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