Childs comments that in here God’s creative activity is depicted in Jesus’ power (Biblical Theology 392). Wilkinson also says that “Jesus is God himself as human form with God’s freedom to exercise his power over the wind and the waves” (123). The God who has control over creation in the OT now is applied to Jesus in the
This verse alone shows the power of God. Genesis 1:1-31 teaches that God created all things differently, by simply speaking them into existence. He spoke them into being. These verses show the order and distinction of creation. Genesis 1:26, shows the conversation between God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
The character of God in Genesis, has a self of an organized and detailed personality, because takes care of minimums details on the creation of the universe. The second main point in this book of Genesis, is about the creation of man and woman. In the book of Genesis are present to different stories about the creation of humanity, one is the priestly story and the second one is the Jahwish version. Both stories disagree in important parts about the establishment of humanity. Priestly version of the creation of humanity, started talking about what God said when was creating the man “Let us make man in our image.” Organization is the language in this story because everything was created by God’s voice.
The ancient Hebrew Scriptures describe His functionalities as Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit) and Ha-Mashiach (Messiah). We know nothing about God except what are in these manifestations. We are in error when we give these functionalities distinctive independent personality and individuality as hypostases or as parts of a trinity, each with total independence. They are not three different Gods, but very simply and neatly Elohim’s functions in Creation and Redemption. In Creation the Word said, “Let there be Light.” And the Spirit “moved upon the waters.” And creation was accomplished.
Thomas Aquinas on his treaties on the creation of Man. He produced various questions in the first part of the Summa Theologiae, question 93, Aquinas starts his argument by asking; “Is the image of God in Man.” In responding to this question, he refers to St Augustine who teaches that, “there is an image of God, but it is imperfect in the sense that we are not equal to God. But, Man is said to be an image of God as an exemplar. The image of God is perfect in the first born that is Jesus Christ who has identical nature with him.” In this way we can say that, man is said to be made in the image and likeness of God not because he is equal to God but because of his intellect which raises him to the level of being like God. Thomas continues in his arguments by quoting St Augustine in (Gen. ad lit.
Therefore, God instructs the people of Israel through Moses of his holiness and what is required of them to enjoy his fellowship. In doing so, the terms holy, clean unclean and Day of Atonement are of utmost importance to understand as a follower of Jesus today. First of all, ‘holy’ starts with God, is of God and he alone is the
In Matthew 3-4, Matthew sets the “expectations” and intentions of the Kingdom of Heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven is the eternal kingdom and the theocratic kingdom; the theme of the theocratic kingdom can be traced from the Garden of Eden through the period of human government initiated by Noah, the period of the patriarchs initiated by Abraham, the kingdom under the judges, the kingdom under the kings, and finally the kingdom under the prophets. Matthew discusses the twelve disciples, their story, and the fact that work is an important factor of what God originally intended for the Kingdom of Heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven the eternal kingdom and the theocratic kingdom. When God first was introducing the idea of the Kingdom of Heaven, he brought along with him the first four disciples that were willing to leave behind all that they were accustomed to including their families, jobs, and belongings.
This begins with his prologue in chapter one in which John calls Jesus the “Word” and states that Jesus was “with God from the beginning” and “created all things” (John 1:1-3). Through this introduction, John was introducing Jesus as God come to earth. Yet even verse fourteen gets more to the point by stating, “So the Word became human and made his home among us” (John 1:14). John is stating that God put on flesh. However, there was the teaching Gnosticism that was making its way through the early church, in which believed that Jesus was not fully God and fully man.
In Romans 1-8 Paul gives you some information that will help build a foundation for a biblical worldview. II. The Natural World My view of the natural world is that God created everything. It says in Genesis 1:1 (NIV) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” God can be seen everywhere you look in creation. Everytime I see
Being able to create the world means God has a lot of power. God also just said what he wanted to happened and it happened. “And God said, “Let there be light”, and there was light ” ( Genesis, pg. 65 ) In Popol Vuh they also had an all powerful gods archetype. They created the earth by combining their thoughts and creating something they wanted to rule over.“For the forming of the earth they said “earth” .
(Doc. 8). The entire reason of existence was to please their god, and receive salvation so that they may live in paradise when they die. Both Christianity and Judaism believe that God has created man in his image and that He has made man to take care of creation (Doc. 5).