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
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
Everything he created had a
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
• 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
• 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
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
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.
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• Diffey, D. (2016). Wisdom in the beginning. In Grand Canyon
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• 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
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