Genesis may be the most known book in the bible to refer to when talking about the origin of life, but there are also several other scripture readings. In Psalm 89:11, credit is given to God for creating the heavens and earth saying, “you founded the world and all that is in it”(Psalm 89:11, NIV). The question of identity is wanting to know what set humans apart from animals. This is another question that should come fairly easy to Christians. In Genesis 1:27, God is in the process of creating man.
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.
All cultures have some form of belief on how the earth and man were created. Most believe in a god or gods that did all of the work. Some stories may seem incredibly far-fetched, while others seem more probable. Although the Indian creation myth and the Biblical creation both focus on the creation of earth and man, the Bible provides a more credible story because it gives more detail as to how everything came to be. In the “Sun Creation” of the Brule Sioux Indians, the sun was the main “god” that did most of the work.
Compare the concept of a Prime Mover with the idea of God as a Craftsman The concept of a Prime Mover was thought of by Aristotle who suggested there was a God because of the way things exist in the universe. Aristotle said that the chain of cause and effect cannot go on forever so there must have been something that started off this chain, he argued that there must have been an uncaused first cause that started off this chain of events, he said that this was the Prime Mover. The idea of God as a Craftsman suggests that God designed the universe in this specific way and it was not random at all. Genesis 1 and 2 portray God as a craftsman with a clear plan as to how he was going to create the world in six days. The repetition of the words ‘And God said’, ‘And it was so’, ‘And God saw it was good’ show that God is a craftsman who was very much aware of what he was creating; it is said that this God is omnipotent.
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.
o Myth 1: God created the world because there was nothing, no one and it was dark, so God created the world full of light, stars, land, animals and humans. No one knows the reason that God created the world. o Myth 2: There was no motivation to the Big Bang because it was nothing more than a unexplained random occurrence. • How did humankind come into being? o Myth 1: God first made a man named Adam, then he took one of Adams ribs are created a woman named Eve.
Christians therefore question if men are superior to women, as God made him first and Eve was only created for Adam, out of his own body. However it could be said that men and women are of equal as Adam was incomplete without Eve, and Eve would not have been created without Adam, also in Genesis one, both man and women are created to reflect the image of God. Another theory is the women could in fact be superior to men as in the first Genesis things that are created last
In other words, God was and is the inventor, the producer, the creator, the progenitor, the maker, the author, the founder, the mastermind, the father of all creation and deity to all. Although, not methodical but unsystematically Paul addresses some of the aspects of the Natural World in Romans 1-8. Respectively, he predicates his worldview on the inception of the natural world as given by God in Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” (Contemporary
THEO 202 D02 LUO The Image of God and Chosen Vocation The belief that man is created in the image of God is a fundamental biblical doctrine. This doctrine teaches us that God created Adam and Eve according to His image and in his divine likeness. Therefore man has a position of prominence within God's creation. Genesis 1.26-27 states, “26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” This passage of the Bible “state intensely the fact that men and women uniquely reflect God”  Even though the Bible does not expressively tells us what are the characteristic of the image of God it does implied four unique aspects of His image: “The image of God includes a rational aspect, though not limited to rationality”.
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.