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Unformatted text preview: April Libengood Origins Reflection November 10, 2019 CWV-101 Dr. Adam Rasmussen Creation Account From Genesis 1-2 1.Briefly explain the Genesis account of creation (first two chapters). The point is not to retell all aspects of the story in detail, but just to make the message of the Bible clear. 2. Explain and support your interpretation of the origin of the universe. Here you may want to address evolution, age of the earth, and whether or not it can be reconciled with the message of the Bible. 3. Express how your understanding of the origin of the universe impacts your worldview, specifically your view of God, of humanity, and responsibility to care for the earth. Creation Account From Genesis 1-2 Genesis 1: God created the World in 6 days Day 1 – Light was created Day 2- Heavens and Water Day 3- Dry Land Day 4- Sun and Moon Day 5- Fish and Birds Day 6- Animals (of land) and Humans In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth. Genesis 1:1 (King James Version) God said, “let there be light” and there was light.(Genesis 1-3 NIV) Creation Account From Genesis 1-2 Genesis 2: On the 7th day, God rested and declared this day Holy because his creation of earth was finished. Everything he created had a purpose. God then planted a garden for Adam and Eve to tend to. He also planted the tree of the knowledge, the good, and the evil. Creation Account From Genesis 1-2 Genesis 2: Adam needed a helper and God realized this. Adam and eve became one. In the garden of Eden God formed a river. This river then divided into 4. Adam was forbidden to eat from the tree of knowledge. Personal Beliefs About the Origins of the Universe • I believe that the bible accounts for everything in the universe and that it tells the story of the universe. • I believe that the seven days described in Genesis 1 did not happen, but rather took over billions of years to prefect. • He started by creating the starts, moon and the sky. • To this day we are still changing and perfecting his creation. Some may be for good and some may be for the worse. Personal Beliefs About the Origins of the Universe • God is viewed as an omnipresent being. • Since he created the stars, the animals and the plants he is truly always watching us. Impact on Worldview • The fundamental issue in the Christian theology of creation has never been chronological but ontological. The roots of this, I suggest, are to be found in Genesis 1:1. (Lucas, E. (2015). The Bible, science and creation) My Worldview/Evolution • My worldview is very much set by things such as the creation of the universe. I believe that the universe was created by God, and believe that all things are created from God. • The Bible says that the earth is 6,000 years old (Morris, 1995). • Scientist’s although, have determined that the earth is approximately 4.54 billion years old. (Randy, 2008). How My Beliefs About Origins Impact My Worldview There are theories on how the earth came to be. With no solid answers many people turn to religion and other sources to come to their own conclusions. There are three views that many people follow. The first - The Young Earth View, people believe that God made the earth and everything on it in 7 days. The second - The Old Earth View, God took his time in making the earth and everything on it billions of years ago. The third - The Theistic Evolution View, people believe that life evolved with the direction and empowerment of God What is humanity? • Humanity is defined as the human race; it includes everyone on earth • It can also be described at our ability to love and be compassionate. Human ity In todays world our humanity seems to be lacking. Over time we have lost our compassion for others and only think of ourselves. I pray that I will one day get to see what God originally created. The Earth must have beautiful. We over time have destroyed his beautiful creation. Our Precious Earth When I think about caring for the Earth, I think about how God took such careful planning in creating the universe and mankind. If God took that much planning and care, then we, his creation, should take special care of our only Earth. Conclusion Yes, as humans we are not perfect. All we can do is love our God like he loves us. We can strive to keep peace and love others. More importantly we can take care of the creation that God worked so hard on so that WE are were able to be here. References • Lucas, E. (2015). The Bible, science and creation. The Evangelical Quarterly, 87(2), 99-113. • Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. • Fuller, J. (2011). Corporal punishment and child development. Akron Law Review, (1),5. • Diffey, D. (2016). Wisdom in the beginning. In Grand Canyon University (Ed.), The beginning of wisdom: An introduction to Christian thought and life (2nd ed.). Available from 015/the-beginning-of-wisdom_an-introduction-to-christian-though t-and-life_ebook_2e.php • HARRIS, J. (2014). A Whole Lot of Nothing. Skeptic, 19(4), 34-37. • Morris, Ph.D., John. D. (1995). How Old Is The Earth According To The Bible?. Acts & Facts. 24 (2). • Randy, M. (2008). How Old Is Earth?. The American Biology Teacher, (6), 326. ...
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