God as Creator/ The Goodness of God Essay Help

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Explain how the Bible shows God as Creator. (25 marks)

If you are asked to describe beliefs about God being creator, do not spend your time describing the 7 day creation or the story of Adam and Eve in great detail, but to explain the nature and meaning of 'creator'

  • To answer this question, you need to discuss what is learnt about the nature of God from the Bible and particularly the passages that concern him being Creator (Genesis 1-3 and Job 38) 
  • You need to explain what is learnt about God from these passages; there are a number of beliefs that you can discuss:-
    • Creatio Ex Nihilo - God creating the world out of nothing (link to Genesis 1 and 2, Job 38 and Isaiah 40)
    • God's omniscience [all knowing] (link to Genesis 2:4 - Genesis 3:1)
    • God's omnipotence [all powerful] (link to Genesis 1-3, Job 38 or Isaiah 40)
    • God as an omnipresent craftsman [all present] (link to Job 38 and Isaiah 40)
    • God being ruler of the world
    • God being creator involves continuing to sustain the world in existence

'God is responsible for everything that happens in the universe' Discuss (10 marks)

  • The question asks you to discuss the extent to whch God is responsible for what happens, there are a few ways you can go about doing this:
    • Discuss the meaning of omnipotence and point out what this




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