Genesis 1-11 Worldview Analysis

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Genesis 1-11 Worldview Essay Bible 105 8/25/14 Three of the most famous words in the bible are “In the beginning…” These words can be defined as the foundation of everything about our existence as we know it. The first chapter of the book of Genesis describes how the earth was created and why God created it. God then created man in his own image. God then made women by using a rib from the man Adam, whom he made in his own image. This was the first ever marriage. With this new family, civilization began to grow and travel to different parts of the world. People began to form new languages and different races. Samuel’s sons were appointed as judges over Israel were so wicked that they gave the people an excuse to demand a king.…show more content…
She said “With the help of the Lord I have brought forth a man.” Later she gave birth to his brother Abel. (Genesis 4:1-2) Abel was in charge of keeping the flocks while Cain was in charge of soil. Both brothers gave offerings up to the Lord, but Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. Cain became very angry. Cain said to his brother “Let’s go out to the field.” While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. At first, Cain tried to hide from the Lord, acting like nothing had happened. Then he realized the guilt he had was more punishment then he could bear. Noah was also deceived by one of his grandsons. Noah had three sons who came out of the ark; Shem, Ham, and Japeth. Ham was the father of Canaan. Noah drank some wine then later became drunk and laid uncovered in his bed. When Noah awoke, he yelled “Cursed be Canaan! The lowest of slaves he will be to his brothers.”(Genesis 9 22-24) Noah lived a total of 950 years, 350 years after the flood. Family is always supposed to be there for you and love you unconditionally. God uses these instances as a message that jealousy leads to unnecessary hatred of a loved one and can result in bad…show more content…
This is the first and greatest commandment “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Followed closely by “Before thy idol bow no knee” (Exodus 20:3-4). An idol or a god could be anything in today’s society. It could be a person, a tv show, a game, or one of the many gods that different cultures have created. In the end, there is only one true God. The one who died for all our sins. The one who forgives us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. The one who will ultimately save us at the end of this time here on earth. In 1 Corinthians 10:14 Paul was using the historic teaching to the Israelite people when he said “to flee from Idolatry.” Man must never take the focus away from God and place it on himself or anything else. All throughout the Old Testament there are numerous examples of social injustices between the elite classes and the poor. The rich would use their power and resources to enslave the poor. They would steal their land and force them into slavery. As a result of living in areas surrounded by pagan people, Israel’s first generation to be born in the promise land suffered temptations of the combining their own religious practices with idolaters. It corrupted their worship, and they forgot that God is more concerned with their obedience and reflection of Him then He is with offerings. As a result of Israel’s disobedience, the Lord always handed down a judgment in one form or another. However,

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