It is the Lord that created the earth for us all to live in while we are in physical form. It is His commission that as churches we obey Him and His commission to the faithful stewards of the earth and each other. He is expressed in every daylight and sunset; every creature, mountain, ocean, and plant. His divine power is expressed in every storm, earthquake, flood, or tornado. Through His power is a commission for mankind to respect all forms of life, human as well as nature.
It reveals God’s personality, character, His plan for creation, and His deepest desire to have a relationship with his creation. Whether Genesis 1 and 2 is read literally or figuratively, we not only learn more about God but also about ourselves. 1) Since God choose to create us, we are valuable in His eyes. God did not just create us, “God created man in His own image (Genesis 1:27).” Humans are God’s only creation that He made in His own image, which I think makes us pretty special. In Genesis 1:28, God told humans to “rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living thing creature the moves on the ground.” From this passage we learn that God’s most valuable creation was humans, because He put us in charge of everything else He created.
Understanding human worth helps people love God, know Him personally, and make a valuable contribution to so society. God has ultimate rule over the earth and He exercises His authority with loving care. When God delegated some of His authority to the human race, He expected people to take responsibility for the environment and the other creatures that share the planet. People must not be careless and wasteful as we fulfill this charge. God was careful how He made this earth and humans must not be careless about how we take care of it.
God did not do this for any of other creations but only for humans. The Bible has many scriptures that tell us how creative God is. Genesis 1;26 states “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” God created all of this for us to have fellowship with him. God is sinless, loving, forgiving and full of wisdom.
Genesis 1:31 describes Human beings were created very good by a loving God”. God created humans to operate their lives according to wisdom under God’s kingly reign (Diffey, 2014). God’s purpose in creating mankind was to work and serve (Genesis 2:15), and have dominion over earth (Genesis 1:26-28) The fall of Adam and Eve separated humanity from God and wisdom. This act plunged all of humanity into a history characterized by idolatry (Diffey, 2014), and is the root cause of all human
The idea of respecting God’s creation is evident throughout the Bible. In John 1:3, it says that all things are made by God , and without him we would have nothing (John 1:3, ESV). This verse is saying that God is the creator of everything we know. Without Him, we would not exist. “They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:9).” This verse is saying that God has created everything, and everything is full of His knowledge.
And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:1-2, KJV) God knew what was needed and provided it when He created the earth. God is capable of controlling and governing all aspects of life. As Creator, God is also the Author of one’s life. God has full and exact knowledge to compose the exact harmony and balance of one’s life.
The Natural World Genesis 1:1 tells us that the world was created by God. Genesis 1:26-28 tells us we are given dominion over God’s creations including the Earth and the animals. It is important to remember that this world we live in is his creation and we must care for it in a manner that reflects upon God. In Romans 1:20 Paul tells us the world was not created to be wicked but to reveal and represent the Creator. This is called general revelation (Weider & Gutierrez, 2013).
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6). We live for God because we know that he was the creator of all things In the beginning God created heaven and earth (Genesis 1:1) and that he is the glue to our puzzle, he hold everything together He is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Colossians 1:17). A true Christian’s worldview believes that even though the bible was not actually wrote by God himself, it is still the word of God, the divinely inspired word that is revealed to mankind All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16). Christians have to know that God sacrificed his son Jesus Christ ... ... middle of paper ... ...hristian. It is knowledge that everything is God-given.
With the concept of God being the center of one’s life, it becomes perfectly natural to focus life events and circumstances on God, and to give God credit for accomplishment in life. Theocentrism holds to an entirely different view, which does not reflect the Christian belief. Theocentrism has a couple of different interpretations. One where God is still God, but he is attached to all creation (nature has the same value as humanity); the other where God is creation and human beings should worship God by witnessing and caring for all of creation. The bottom line is Theocentrism is a belief that God is everything and within everything.