In addition, the Gospel of Isaiah refers to God as creator on multiple occasions: ‘Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth’ (Isaiah 40:28). Furthermore, Descartes believes that God is the creator of the ‘eternal truths.’ In a series of letters in 1630, Descartes voiced the view that ‘the mathematical truths which you call eternal have been laid down by God and depend on Him entirely no less than the rest of His creatures.’ The Bible tells us of two creation stories, both by the hand of God. The first one is known as ‘The Seven Days of Creation’ (Genesis Chapter One) and is the idea that God created the Earth within the space of seven days, as well as creating it from nothing (creatio ex nihilo).
Other similarity is that Genesis says that God created the man from the dust and in the Popol Vuh myth the four gods created the man out of the flesh. In Genesis, God created nature and the world before humans. In Popul Vuh, humans were the last official creations. In addition, both creations seemed to either defy or dissatisfy the Gods or God in some way. In both stories the gods or God struck down a flood as a symbol of their anger as well.
It started with God creating the heavens and the earth and then the formation of light and darkness. After creating the vegetations, the plants, the fruit trees, the swarms of living creatures, the sea monsters, and the beasts, God created man. The main reason for the creation of man is to have someone who will have “dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth” (Book of Genesis 2). Man was created in the image and likeness of God. Adam was formed of dust from the ground.
Critical Thinking Assignment Critical Thinking Assignment Billy L Goe Apologetics 104-B35 Professor Obaina September 25, 2012 Critical Thinking Assignment 1 Part One: The Question of Origin The Quran states that "Allah created the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, in six days" (7:54). While on the surface this might seem similar to the account related in the Bible, there are some important distinctions. After completing the Creation, the Quran describes that Allah "settled Himself upon the Throne" (57:4) to oversee His work. A distinct point is made to counter the Biblical idea of a day of rest: "We created the heavens and the earth and all that is between them in six days, nor did any sense of weariness touch Us" (50:38). Allah is never "done" with His work, because the process of creation is ongoing.
Also, knowledge and history have been thrown away in the hopes of creating a world unaffected by its past and unthreatened by progression. As well, religion and spirituality no longer exist. Lastly, the true meaning of happiness is reversed becomes a temporary aspiration. Ultimately, the cost of creating a so called perfect society is the creation of a world that is decidedly not perfect; all aspects of society are negatively affected. While trying to create the perfect world, what love is and how it is shown have completely been morphed and are now meaningless aspects of society.
In Genesis 1:27, God is in the process of creating man. God did this and was very specific to create this man in His own image(Genesis 1:27, NIV). One other thing that set apart this man God had created is stated in Genesis 2:7. In this verse it is explained that God breathed the life into man to make him living(Genesis 2:7, NIV). Now in previous verses God is creating everything in the earth, but the thing that sets the creation of man apart from this, is being made in His image and having His breath breathed into man.
If God can create all that I know out of nothing, what limits could he possibly have? In Genesis 1:11, God says, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth”. This is another reason why we can believe that God did not create the world through evolution, because everything reproduces “according to its kind”. Who are we? Genesis chapter one, verses 26-28 explain that we, the human race, were created in God’s image, “after [His] likeness” (Genesis 1:26).
First, the question of origin; where did we and the world around us come from. According to the biblical/Christian Worldview, the world and everything in it came through the creative making of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We find evidence of this through the writings of Moses, the author of Genesis. In chapters 1 and 2, Moses describes how God made the universe and formed man from the dust of the ground. Even the book of John describes Jesus’ involvement in “making” the world (Holy Bible, John 1:10).
Many people who do not believe in what the bible teaches do not read the bible. The problem with that statement is that a lot of writings from Shakespeare, and even today, quote the bible as a reference and those who do not believe in the bible and yet read those stories, become bewildered at what the author is trying to say and the reference becomes unnoticed. Furthermore, people come to see that the bible instructs us much more than just a religious way of teaching, but as a great source of good literature. There are many examples of authors who repeatedly put the bible in their stories. Shakespeare was a man of religion and in almost all of his stories there are references to the bible.
Creation of the universe and earth The biblical creation story is significantly different to the Greek and Egyptian creation myths partly due to the reason the biblical creation story is how one God created the universe, earth, humans, plants, trees and animals. This was all created by the monotheistic God who by His Words all was created. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.