Timothy Keller begins his book Every Good Endeavor with an explanation about God 's design for work. The Creation narrative describes God actions of creating as being work. The best way to look at God 's intention for work is to see how He worked. In Genesis, we are shown that God 's design demonstrated a repetitive cycle of work and rest.
Francis Schaeffer and James W. Sire present a views of the universe that reflects judeo-scripture in their works. They describe the ideas that God created the universe to be good, and that God continues to oversee and Shepard all that lies within it. God did not simply form the earth with aimless intentions. He had an eternal detailed plan for all He created and would create, and all that He made had a good and holy purpose. In Genesis in Space and Time, Schaeffer conveys it as, “A doxology of all creation-everything glorifying God on its own level” (56).
In the beginning there was nothing. The world at first was an endless space and the earth was unfinished. This is how many creation stories begin. The creation of the world is something many try to decipher. People create myths and legends about the first days of the vast universe and anything that pertains it.
There are two stories we read throughout the semester that have significant similarities when it comes to the plot of a god or gods telling one man to build a boat to escape incoming disaster. These two stories are the Epic of Gilgamesh, and the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament. One was written before the other, one is the basis for a whole belief of religion, and one is a story written for pure entertainment. There are some distinct differences between the stories, however, it is the similarities that bring unrelenting debate to the controversial subject of creation of man and earth.
There are many pieces of literature that describe the creation of the Universe. In the following paragraphs one will find that there will be two in particular we will be looking at. The first is The Iroquois Creation Story, and the second will be chapters 1-3 out of Genesis, the first book of the Bible. By the end of this essay hopefully one will be able to see most of the similarities and differences between the two works of literature. 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”.
Looking at Creation Rationally One of mankind’s ultimate questions is on the topic of where we came from — how this world was created. People often get heated on this issue, as everyone seems to have a different idea about what the correct answer it. Two popular theories in history are the Enuma Elish, told by the Babylonians, and Genesis, traditionally told by the Jewish and Christian communities. Looking at these creation stories rationally, though, it becomes obvious that neither has any more proof than the other, thus it is senseless to put faith into either story…much less argue about it.
In The book of Genesis describes the story of Adam and Eve. However, in perspectives of the past presents two translations one is the revised stranded version of the Hebrew Bible the other is The Anglo-Saxon Translation. While they both have the same story the Angelo-Saxon Translation alters the story in order to represent their own values and beliefs. For example, the story emphasizes the wickedness of women. They go in great detail describing how the women was tricked by the devil to eat the fruit from the tree of death and how she made Adam eat the fruit. “She talked to him repeatedly and coaxed him the whole day toward the dismal at, that they should violate their Lord’s will.” Furthermore, they also describe women as having frail minds
The fact that these people are unaware of is that God took the initiative and acted first as seen in Genesis 1:1, where it states ” In the beginning God….” This clearly shows that God in His omnipotence took time to create you, me, and everything in existence today. It is also stated in Genesis 1, God formed us in His image and breathed into us the breathe of “LIFE”; therefore a part of the Almighty is in the fibers of our being. Seeing that part of Him was separated, He sent Jesus Christ to die for our sins to redeem the relationship that once was.
He first created all plants and animals, and separated the earth from the heavens. Genesis not only explains how creatures were created, but how the earth was as well. God separates the land from the water (earth), earth from heavens (space), and light from darkness (day and night). After this man is created to tend the earth, and obey God. While Adam is alone, he does not disobey God and everything is ‘good’.
So it is very likely that there was an original story or event that came from one group of people. As this group of people split up and spread all across the world their story of creation was carried with them. Over time this story changed into the many different variations that there are today.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception (Carl Sargon)”. According to The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis, unprecedented floods occurred in both stories. The exception fell on the kind men, Utnapishtim and Noah: they survived the powerful event of destruction. However, in the same theme of the stories, there are sources of similarity and differences. Even though both The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis are similar in that they all use the floods for a destruction, both the stories are different from each other in the distribution of roles within the gods and a way to warn the extermination from the gods.
Today we have two stories, both based on same topic; Creation of earth. One is called the Iroquois story of creation, which is about the woman that fell from the sky. Then we have the Genesis Creation story which is about how god created the earth.
Genesis Creation Sermon VI: And God Created All the Beasts of the Earth (fig.1) by Jacob Lawrence was created in 1989. This painting is the 6th in a series entitled Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis. In this painting Lawrence depicts a church service where the congregation is being taught by the pastor about the 6th day of creation and the biblical verse Genesis 1:24-25. The viewer goes straight to the pastor who is in the