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1Kaitlyn NguyenCWV-101September 21, 2018Rick FermanekOrigins EssayHave you ever wondered how you were created? How the oceans were formed, and how the earth just sort of came together so amazing? Many cultures and people have different beliefs. Whether that be Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, Creationism, or something else, we all believe something. Our position on how the world came to be has a great effect on how we live our lives and how we perceive our worldviews. Genesis is the first book in the bible, and it’s most referred to as “The Creation Story”. Inthis story, God creates the world, puts everything in motion, and at the end, he rests. It is a narrative that describes how God created everything, from nothing. Genesis 1-2 shows God’s plan and intention and proves that everything He created has a purpose, and that He was pleased with how it all turned out. On the first day, he said, “Let there be light”, and on that day, there was light and dark. On day two, He separated the waters from the sea. On the third day, God created the ground and bodies of water. He called it “land” and “sea”. Then, He created vegetation, including plants and fruit-bearing trees. On the fourth day, He created the sun, moon and stars. This marks the beginning of seasons, days, and years. The next day, God created the birds and the fish to fill the water and the sky. The next day, God said, “Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds” (Genesis 1:11, NIV), and he created man and woman, along with animals. On the final day, the seventh day, God rested. He called this day “holy” and took time to rest from all that he had just done. In Genesis 2, the attention is shifted to the
2creation of man, but in more detail. In Eden, God created a garden which consisted of the tree of life, and the tree of good and evil. Adam was brought to the garden and told that he could eat off