Wilhelm Leibniz: A Brief Analysis

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Wilhelm Leibniz argued that everything that exists has an explanation of its existence. Therefore, the universe has an explanation of its existence (“Lecture 4,” 2018). The origin of the universe and life is God himself. The creation story in the first two chapters of the bible is how Christians believe that the universe was created. People’s beliefs and interpretations of the origin of the universe not only differ but they also impact the lives of those individuals through their worldviews.

Genesis Account of Creation

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Genesis 1:1-2 KJV).” According to the first chapter of the bible, God created the universe in six days. As God saw that his creations were good, he continued to create more. The second chapter of Genesis tells us that God rested on the seventh day and also details how God formed Adam and his wife in the garden of Eden. The first two chapters of the bible tells us about the creation of the universe but there seems to be a difference between the two narratives. The narratives are complementary in nature, the first chapter being a skeleton outline of all creation and the second chapter concentrating in detail on
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The Genesis account of creation confirms the belief of the existence of God and helps us to develop qualities and characteristics of the creator. God managing and directing the gradual development of the universe suggest that God is all-powerful and has the capacity to know everything that there is to know. The Genesis account of creation allows us to analyze God’s creations. Science helps us find God through studying his creations because scientific findings bring theories closer to the existence of
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