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Biblical Worldview Essay Genesis 1 11

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I believe that we should not only understand the book of Genesis but also being able to get some type of knowledge of the people and culture during that time. By learning how there, day-to-day life was we would be able to understand the text better. I also believe we have been created in the image and likeness of God as written on (Genesis 1:27) “So God created mankind in his own image”. We have the highest place in all of Gods creations because we were made of his image. “Wentzel van Huyssteen proposes an intriguing reinterpretation of the biblical symbol of the imago Dei, according to which the purpose of humankind as created in the image of God, is 'to set forth the presence of God in ...view middle of the document...

God had warned Adam never to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil that was in the garden as written on (Genesis 2:17) “But you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” They were naked and were not ashamed of this, since there was no sin or evil in the world yet and both were innocent. Nevertheless, they did not obey God they eat from the tree they had been deceived by the serpent. Was Adam innocent or was he persuaded by Eve. As “Blenkinsopp leaves little doubt about his dismissal of original sin as he laments, "This unfortunate tradition of denigration, in which male fear of the female played, and continues to play, a significant part.” Because of there, actions we are cursed until today in a constant fight between the flesh tempting us to sin and the spirit fighting to guide us toward God. We experience this every day in our relationships with our families and others at work, play and just walking down the streets our mind eyes and even the heart betrays us giving into the desirers of the flesh. When we should be following what God is always trying to tell us just open up your hearts clear your ears and listen to God. Nevertheless even today will kill our brothers and sisters as Cain killed his brother Abel. In the Old Testament we can see how God felt about us in (Genesis 6:5) “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Our natural state is one of evil that desires sin over what God wants for us. At that moment, God wanted to destroy the world and everything on it what are the differences from then and today not many or even worst today. He will never give his blessing, if we prefer beauty, wit, wealth, or worldly honors, to faith and holiness. Nevertheless, God still gave them a chance by sending Enoch and Noah to preach to them; by waiting graciously for them to turn from their evil ways as...

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