CWV-101_Consequences_of_the_Fall_and_Contemporary_Response - Consequences of the Fall and Contemporary Response Name Course CWV-101 Date Instructor Tom

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Consequences of the Fall and Contemporary Response Name: Course: CWV-101 Date: 10-18-2020 Instructor: Tom Wendt Part One: Human Nature in Genesis 1-3 1. What is revealed about human nature (from Genesis 1-2)? Cite and reference the textbook. Your answer in 100-150 words: Genesis 1-2 talk about how humans were created in God’s image and His creation of everything. According to chapter 4 of Wisdom in the Beginning, it states “ Humans were supposed to operate their lives according to wisdom under God's kingly reign” (Diffey 2020). When God created man, the intention was for humanity to proceed through time in God’s image and act as He would. As it states in Genesis 2, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him” (Genesis 2:18). God saw that Adam was lonely, and He believed that man should never be lonely. God then created a woman, Eve, so that man would never be lonely. 2. What are the consequences of the fall for human nature (from Genesis 3)? Your answer in 100-150 words: We know that through Genesis 1-3, God created the universe in seven days and also humanity. However, when Adam and Eve betrayed God, the consequence that led to the fall of humanity were that pain and suffering were introduced into His creation. In chapter 4 of Wisdom in the Beginning , the author summarizes the events of Genesis 3, “ While God had given Adam and Eve dominion, in Genesis 3, they disregard God's only rule, and, because of that, sin and death enter into God's good creation” (Diffey 2020). Because of the betrayal toward God’s only wish, humanity was cursed as a consequence. This betrayal led to a vast change in God’s relationship with Adam and Eve, between Adam and Eve, and with the rest of God’s creation. 3. What is revealed about human purpose? What does it mean for humans to flourish, in other words, to achieve spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being? Cite and reference "The Mystery of Original Sin" article . Your answer in 100-150 words:
The human purpose is to be kind, take of our earth, and live our lives through God’s eyes. God created everything beautiful and because of that we should take care of anything, including the earth as it will need to be healthy for many generations to come that have the chance to thrive through God’s eyes. In Genesis 1 it states, “ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth” (Genesis 1:26). When Adam and Eve betrayed God and sin was introduced into God’s world, the relationships between God and humanity were changed forever. If we give our lives to God and experience what spiritual wellness gives us, then we are in the best connection with God. The article mentions “But we will die in the end all the same, and meanwhile, unbelief leads us farther and farther away from God” (Shuster 2013).

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