The Concept Of God as Creator

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Genesis 1

This is the first account of creation in the bible which shows us that there was nothing and then God created the world and everything in it in 6 days with one day of rest. 

Day 1 - God said let there be light and there was light.

Day 2- God created the sky.

Day 3- God created the land and the sea.

Day 4- God created the sun and the moon so that we have seasons and years. He also created the stars. 

Day 5- God created the animals for the land and the sea.

Day 6 - God created man and woman.

Day 7- God rested and said his creation was good.

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Genesis 2

This is the second account of creation which goes into more detail about how God created humans - Adam and Eve. 

Adam was the first to be created and was selected to look after the animals and all of God's creation, but God realised that Adam needed help so while Adam was naming the animals God was searching for his partner. 

So God created Eve from Adam's rib she was called a woman because she was 'from man'. Eve became Adam's partner and helped him steward the earth. 

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Genesis 3

This is the third account of creation but this account is the story of the fall of humans where the serpent persuades Eve to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge rather than the tree of life, even though Eve knows that God has told them not to eat from the tree of Knowledge. 

But Eve gives into temptation and eats the fruit, she then persuades Adam to eat the fruit as well. They realise that they have sinned and that they are naked which they didn't feel embarrassed about before. God finds them even though they try to hide from him. 

As a punishment the serpent has to crawl on the ground and snakes and humans will always be enemies. Eve and future women will always feel the pain of childbirth and be inferior to men. All humans when they die will be buried in the dust and soil, which is the same thing that Adam was created from. Both Adam and Eve were banned from the Garden of Eden. 

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Job was a man that appeared later in the bible. Job was a blessed man but becuase of a conversation that the devil had with God, Job experienced a lot of suffering to test his faith in God. As a result Job was covered in boils, lost all his money and his children were killed. Yet Job did not curse God but still praised him.But then his three friends started arguing with Job and saying that he needed to confess his sins becuase only a sinner experience suffering, yet Job had not committed a sin.

Job then told God how he was feeling about the suffering that God had allow to happen, and God replies by telling Job about the miraculous things he has done so Job should not complain but trust God. Through this conversation God tells Job some examples of how he created the earth and everything in it. 

'Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?If you have understanding, who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who streched the line on it? On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its conerstones, when morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Or who enclosed the sea with doors when bursting fort, it went from womb; when I ade a cloud its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band and I placed boundaries on it and set bolt and doors and I said'. Thus far you shall come, but no farther and here shall your proud waves stop?' - Job 38:4-11

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Psalms is a collection of songs and praises written by David the shepard boy who later became king. In these accounts David includes details of how God created everything.

'The Earth is the Lord's and all it contains. the world and those who dwell in it. For he has founded it upon the seas and established it upon the rivers.' - Psalms 24:1-2

'By the word of the Lord the heavens were made their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars he outs the deep into store houses.' - Psalm 33:6-7

'You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up you still them.' - Psalm 89:9

'The heavens are yours and yours also the earth you founded he world and all that is in it'. -Psalm 89:11

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