Genesis Creation Stories

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Give the summary of the Creation story in Genesis 1
Genesis 1 describes God's creation of the universe.It tells how God created it over 6 days,using the power of his word to bring things into being
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How do Catholics interpret the creation story in Genesis 1?
Catholics don't think it is meant to be a scientific account of creation, but believe it's a myth used to explain complex ideas a long time ago,bfr science existed. Also,teaches us about God's nature & his role in creation
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What does the word, "days" mean in hebrew?Explain the importance of this in the creation story
Days in hebrew means stages-this could mean Creation happened in stages not days-agrees with theory of evolution
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Give the natures of God we can learn about God from Genesis 1
God is Creator,God is Omnipotent,God is Transcendent
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How is God shown as Creator & the importance of this to Christians?
God-only creator,who has created everything-significant for Christians cos it means they should worship this one God.2)All of creation is special-take care of it 3)Imageo Dei-humans share qualities with God-allows a close relationship with God
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Give a quote that supports Imago Dei
"God made man in his own image"
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How is God shown as Omnipotent in Genesis 1 & explain the importance of this to Christians
1)God has power to do anything he wants-he can create anything from nothing 2)God is so powerful that he can create everything exactly how wants 3)Belief in God's omnipotence inspires Christians to trust God-he can do anything
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Give a quote to back up God's omnipotence from Genesis 1
"Let there be light" and "God saw everything he had made...was very good"
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How is God shown as Transcendent & explain the importance of this to Christians
1)God only needs his own word in order to create-when he says "Let there be,"that thing immediately comes into being.God is completely above & beyond the created world-he's transcendent 2) Transcendence also means God's beyond human understanding
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Give a quote to back up the idea God's Transcendent from Genesis 1
"God said let there be light and there was light"
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Give a summary of Genesis 2
God made man (Adam) in his own image & breathed into him.Created Garden of Eden.Told not to eat from tree of Knowledge.Made Animals-as companions for Adam & adam named them.But they weren't right for Adam.God created Eve from Adam's ribs.
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What is the hebrew word for breath?Explain the significance in terms of creation story in G.2
ru'ach (also translated as spirit)-shows humans share the Spirit of God,God's Spirit gives humans some of his qualities
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Give a quote about God breathing into Adam
"he breathed into his nostrils the breath of life"
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How is Free Will shown in G2?
Christians believe G2 shows that God has given humans free will cos although God commands Adam not to eat from tree of Knowledge he doesn't actively prevent Adam from doing so-he gives Adam a choice:the free will to decide for himself
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What do Christians believe we should use our Free will for?
Christians believe we should free will to live a way pleasing to God-bringing us closer to him. But, if we use it to sin,we are turning away form him-why evil exsists
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In the G2 how else is free will shown?
When god lets Adam name the animals he had made-"brought them to the man to see what he would name them"
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What is Stewardship?
the idea that believes we have a duty to look after the environment-on behalf of God
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Where in the Bible does it mention about Stewardship?
Genesis 2: God puts Adam in the garden of Eden "to till it and keep it"-suggests looking after the world with care & love.Also,since God made the world it is special-so we should look after it
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Where in the Bible does it mention that we have power over nature?
Genesis 1-God tells Adam & Eve to "subdue" the Earth & "have dominion" over every living thing-suggests humans have be given power & authority to rule over all other creatures-but could this mean we can do what ever we want?
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Give a quote about Stewardship
"human beings...must respect the laws of nature" -Laudato Si 68
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How is the belief that all humans are equal shown in the creation accounts?
G1 states humans were made in God's image-so we're all equal as we are all created by God & share his qualities.For catholics this means all people have dignity(worthy of honour & respect)
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What is Sanctity of Life?Importance to Catholics?
The belief that all life is holy & belongs to God-for catholics,every stage of life should be treated with care & respect-why they're against Euthanasia & Abortion
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Describe some ways to be a steward of the Earth
Recycle,Plant trees,walk/cycle,donate to charities that help environment e.g.CAFOD
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