Science and religion: Key Words - Creation
The name given to the idea that the universe and it's contents were made by God.
The study of the universe.
The theory, first proposed by Darwin, that life forms have not always had the forms they have now.
The idea that the development and size of a population is controlled by its own fitness for survival.
The Big Bang
The theory that the universe was formed by an explosion.
The land which it is believed God gave to Adam and Eve at the creation of the world.
The name given to Adam and Eve's eating of fruit from the tree of knowledge, the fall from the grace of God to the imperfect state of the world today.
The idea of being given something to take care of for its true owner.
A story which, while it may be fictional in its details, carries a true message about the nature of things.
The idea that there is only one correct way of looking at things.
Taking a broad-minded attitude and accepting not everyone may agree with each other.
Bible Quotes: Creation - Genesis 1:1-3
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered the deep waters. And the spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Then God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light."
"Then God said, 'Let the earth produce every sort of animal, each producing offspring of the same kind -- livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and wild animals.' And that's what happened. God made all sorts of wild animals, livestock, and small animals, each able to repoduce offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good."
"So the Lord God formed from the ground all the wild animals and all the birds of the sky. He brought them to the man to see what he would call them, and the man chose a name for each one."
"So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."
"Then the Lord God formed man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath of life into the man's nostrils and he became a living person."
Stewardship - Genesis 1:26
"Then God said, "Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground."
"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to him."