Theo 09-12-11 - After Reading Genesis 1-4the story of...

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09-12-11 (After Reading Genesis 1-4…the story of creation…here are the notes we took) The story was created after the formation of the Sabbath and is meant to explain where the Sabbath came from and how to justify it. They used mythical language to create origins of the world out of nothing (ex nihilo). God creates space and time as well as matter and energy, which is very similar to the big bang theory that scientists often reference. The seven days are not supposed to be taken as 24 hour days but are used in a metaphorical sense to put together an outline as to how everything came to be. Plants form first, then water, then plant life, then animals and then finally humans. First story: Most important text in this section is the creation of human beings and how they have dignity which must be recognized and protected. The humans are created in the image and likeness of God, which includes our ability to choose, our intelligence, our rational thinking and that we are able to love. The literature clarifies that male and female are created at the same time and are equal.
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