Immanuel means “God with us” and means that Jesus is literally God and was there on the earth in human form. Jesus’ coming is also told as the coming of a king in second Samuel, “When your (Kind David) days are fulfilled… I will set up your seed after you… I will establish his kingdom. He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever” (2 Samuel 7:12-13). The jews interpreted this to mean that Jesus would take the throne and reign as their literal king of the land. Believing with their entirety, the Jewish people waited for Jesus their savior to be born.
My personal worldview, in its entirely, stems from a belief in a divine God who created the universe and everything in it to His exact specifications. This belief directly answers Sire’s first and second worldview questions, “What is prime reality—the really real?” and “What is the nature of external reality, that is, the world around us?” (Sire, 22). The Christian Bible’s first chapter, Genesis 1, details my view of God’s creative process, with its first line effectively summing up my stance, saying “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1.1). Anyone, including myself, who holds a theistic Christian worldview believes the Bible to be more than just a book; God himself inspired the authors of its pages. Like a belief in God himself, a certain level of faith must exist for a Christian to believe in the text’s holy nature.
In both of these stories, the Gods get mad at mankind, but they get mad for different reasonings. In Genesis God believes all mankind is evil and they are not good people. It simply quotes in Genesis, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually… And the Lord said. “I will destroy man whom I have created from this earth; both man and beast and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air”. God was mad because he saw all of mankind doing bad in the world and he wanted to put a stop to it.
Creation Day 1 (Genesis 1:1-5) God created the heavens and the earth. “The heavens” refers to everything beyond the earth, outer space. The earth is made but not formed in any specific way, although water is present. God then speaks light into existence. He then separates the light from the dark and names the light “day” and the dark “night.” This creative work occurs from evening until morning – one day.
“A new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve this.” (225). — This passage equates to biblical passages and stories. Frankenstein is planning the role of God and Frankenstein is playing the role of Adam. The key piece that is missing is and Eve.
There are various similarities between the two works of literature, for example in the Bible in chapter 1 verse 1 of Genesis it states that “in the beginning God created the Heavens and Earth”. And in The Iroquois Creation Story it states “ Among the ancients there were two worlds in existence. The Lower world was in great darkness;- the possession of the great monster; but the upper world was inhabited by mankind”(David Cusick). Now these two sections of writing are abundantly similar. Especially when the bible states that God created the Heavens and the Earth, The Iroquois Creation
Riley’s hypothesis of the divine influences in Christianity. The divine influence is the beginning of the God of Christianity and is how monotheism arose in cultures where polytheistic religions had long prevailed. This chapter focuses on the concepts of creation in the ancient world (prior to Christianity), the role of gods and humans in the material world, how humans reached heaven, and types of monotheism. These sections are to be expected in an analysis of the relationship between ancient religions to Christianity, but Dr. Riley’s “Greek Science and the Monad” is the most fascinating in the discussion of the divine influences in Christianity. In this section, Dr. Riley declares this to be the origin of the concept of the Christian god, rather than it deriving from the religions of the Near East.
There is no single experience for a woman. The antifeminist countermovement simply cannot apply to every woman. In a lot of Phyllis Schlafly’s articles she mentions that women are supposed to be beneath men because God created it that way (24). By constantly quoting Christian scripture Schlafly is excluding any woman who is not of the Christian faith. Schlafly is basing a great deal of her ideas and arguments around the Bible, but if a woman did not have ties to the Christian faith then it invalidates all of the religious arguments made in the antifeminist.
For people who truly believe that the universe was created by God, the heart of the issue comes down to whether the Big Bang disproves and undermines the story of creation depicted in the bible or supports and validates it. Throughout the whole duration of making this paper, I have read and researched some important ideas that would prove that instead of debunking and undermining the theory of Creationism, the Big Bang in fact does the opposite. It therefore gives strong evidences and strengthens the notions suggested by the Bible. First of all, the Big Bang provides a scientific confirmation and evidence that the universe has a beginning. Secondly, it validates the Bible’s concept of a finite universe.
If a creator exists then that means the biblical story of the creation in genesis is true. In genesis 1:1 it says “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” This verse clearly says that God created heaven and earth. If He created both, then heaven is as real as earth. Thus, heaven