Essay plan for God as the creator

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God the creator
In the bible -accepted without question rather than being a matter of debate
1. God causes the universe to exist
2. God is responsible for the universe coming into existence and existing at every moment
3. God is responsible for everything which exists within the universe.
The craftsman
compared to a craftsman
control of the sun and the moon. We know today that the sun and the moon
follow regular patterns of behaviour that are explainable in scientific terms.
responsible for the world existing and for everything in it that exists. In genesis
2 god making Adam from the dust is likened to a potter shaping the clay.
God is in control
being in control in the bible.
Isaiah god siting above the earth and having the power to reduce princes to nothing.
genesis creation stories when God throws Adam and eve out of the Garden of Eden.
Creation out of nothing
A key part of Christian belief
derives from both genesis and Job;
Genesis -records god creating the world and people
job -laying the foundations of the earth
creation ex nihilo.
Human beings' place in creation
The genesis 2
A &E in the Garden of Eden are tempted by the snake and are thrown out of the garden
and punished.
provides a paradise for human beings as long as they follow his laws about not eating
the fruit from the tree of life
tree of knowledge of good and evil
human beings and puts them in charge of creation.
The beauty of creation
creator of an ordered, beautiful and harmonious world
peaceful Garden of Eden before the fall of Adam and eve.
For Christians the beauty of creation reveals the creator.
Omni titles in Bible
Omnipotent power is limitless, present throughout and supreme above creation
chooses heaven/hell
Omniscience limitless knowledge of creation knows whether they sin/not A&E ate
the fruit
Omnipresence present throughout all creation keeps answering prayerslayed down
the foundations of the earth
God's responsibility for creation

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