Genesis marks the beginning of redemption and salvation. From the first man to the first nation called by God, God is depicted as one who loves and protects those He calls His own. Yet, probably one of the most simplistic yet profound statements in the Bible is the one found at the beginning of the Bible, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth". The psalmist, the prophets, and the apostle have affirmed this simple yet magnificent verse. Although, it is the subject of much debate.
Is God the real truth? Without richness for God in their heart, we can see why so many struggle and fall into self-hurt and other dependency issues. Will it be science or the Word of God one has to search their soul? This should n... ... middle of paper ... ...d. Genesis teaches us about human identity, civilization, natural world and human relationships. God’s message is clear, we are to take the Bible seriously and not just a piece of literature but also factual knowledge of how we began.
Religion has a powerful influence on one’s worldview. For the Christian, the filter for which all information is processed is shaped by the truths found in God. The truth of God cannot be ignored as God has revealed himself in many ways. The Scripture is one way that God reveals himself to humankind. The Bible is God’s written revelation to humankind.
Even though humans wrote the text, translating it and passing it down from generations to generations, God’s truth is unchanging. Debates of the inerrancy of the bible cannot usurp God as the King of grace. Instead of focusing on the inerrancy of the Bible, individuals who wish to seek a life of faith should focus on the inspiration God is showing them in his word. These revelations should move them into applicable, daily life changing implications from what they have learned. God shows revelations of himself through the Bible, and his character is revealed time and time again throughout scripture.
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.
Creatio ex nihilo advocates claim that God did this 'out of nothing;' creating all things out of absolutely nothing. Panentheists purport that God created by influencing a realm of 'non-divine actualities.' These non-divine actualities are comprised of 'moments of experience,' which have always been, and these actualities present the options from which the next moments are created. Panentheists believe a realm of actualities has always existed alongside God, although the individual actualities themselves are neither eternal nor do possess any divine power in, or of, themselves. Those on both sides of this debate profess God to be a sovereign, holy, omnipresent, and a personal being who interacts with the loving intent of bringing about the most possible good for all creation.
He would have asked penetrating questions and obviously the religious answers he got did not satisfy his inquiring mind. However, if the Bible was inspired by the same person who created the universe, it should be able to answer this query to some satisfaction. But what if what we always thought we knew about the Bible was nothing like it really is? And though Christianity and the Bible have always been portrayed synonymously, what would happen if we discovered they are not the same??? Although depicted mostly as a 'religious' book, the Bible is really more a book of 'science'.
I. SYNTHESIS At the mention of “Divine Revelation”, my thoughts on it before were very narrow and simple. Back then, I would have mostly thought of revelations that occurred during the time when Jesus Christ was still alive. I had this expectation that the revelations would be mostly relating to the prophecies that we know from the bible, or what the church is constantly saying is the message of God. However, after getting to know the lesson more in detail and better, I realized that my perception of the topic was wrong, as “Divine Revelation” is much broader and more meaningful than we realized. Furthermore, I was able to understand better how “Divine Revelation” or simply God’s revelation is still very much present in modern times today.
It’s just going to take time to know which one is the less dangerous thinking for humanity. Now there’s a lot of reasoning behind both of these beliefs and the research has given excellent information for both predestination and free will, with a touch of mixed views in there as well. It all started with people wondering is God letting humanity have the free will of choosing their own paths, or not letting us have a choice at all and predestination is our whole life. Predestination is one of those subjects that is to be believed that God has already chosen certain people. People tend to believe this because in the bible Jesus used the Greek word “eklektos” to refer back to those who God chose to come to His kingdom when the end times come.
I believe that God gave this world a complete set of laws which are constant, unchanging, not limited to the moral laws given to us, and were as present in the beginning as they are today. I do not think that the idea of evolution takes away from the glory of God, but rather emphasizes it. I do not think it is an attempt to "explain" away the miracle God has done, for he has given us this observation in plain sight. Before giving the reasons for my belief, an assumption must be made that the Bible is meant to be interpreted instead of taken literally. Aside from the fact that there are already two different stories of creation found in the Bible (Gen 1 and Gen 2); I will support the idea of interpretation with two short examples which should be sufficient: Jesus said, "I am the vine, you are the branches" to His disciples (John 15:5).