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Biblical account of Creation, part 2

Olawunmi Omosanya - Sun, 23rd June, 2019 @ 19:28: PM

Topics in CRS

Scheme of work, CRS, SS1, 1st Term Scheme of work, CRS, SS1, 2nd Term Scheme of work, CRS, SS1, 3rd Term Biblical account of Creation Biblical account of Creation, part 2 Consequences of the disobedience of Adam and Eve Consequences of the disobedience of Adam and Eve, part 2 The early years of Jesus Biblical account of Human Disobedience Attributes of God explained



Academic Questions in CRS

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By the term "God is Sovereign", we mean that _____.

  • A. God is powerful
  • B. God is love
  • C. God is at the top of all
  • D. God is all merciful
  • E. God is all faithful
  • F. God is Trinity

Jealousy is one of the attributes of God

  • TRUE / FALSE

Noah had three sons after he was _____ years old.

  1. 60
  2. 75
  3. 100
  4. 120
  5. 350
  6. 500

According to Genesis chapter 1 verses 6 – 8, God created _____ on the second day.

  1. land
  2. seas
  3. sky
  4. heavenly bodies
  5. birds
  6. land animals
  7. animals living in water

Biblical account of Creation:

In this article, we will continue to reference the Bible through all our discussion.

In case you missed - Day 1 to Day 3, you can read it here

 

  • On the fourth day, God created the lights in the sky

Then God commanded, “Let lights appear in the sky to separate day from night and to show the time when days, years and religious festivals begin; they will shine in the sky to give light to the earth”, and it was done. So God made two larger lights, the sun to rule over the day and the moon to rule over the night; he also made the stars. He placed the lights on the earth to shine on the earth, to rule over the day and night and to separate light from darkness. And God was pleased with what he saw. Evening passed and morning came; that was the fourth day.

Genesis 1: 14-19

From the above passage, it is certain that every light you will ever see on the sky is created from God’s powerful command. This command also states that:

  • During the day, the sun must rule: The sun constantly obeys God’s command by coming out by day.
  • During the night, the moon must rule: The moon constantly obeys God’s command by coming out by night.

These two lights will always separate day from night in obedience to God’s command. God’s action on this fourth day also gave the basis for calendar; as days, years and religious festivals can now be manipulated and calculated.

 

  • On the fifth day, God created every kind of living beings, sea monsters and creatures found in water. He also made the air to be filled with every kind of birds on the fifth day

Then God commanded “Let the water be filled with many kinds of living beings, and let the air be filled with birds. So God created the great sea monsters, all kinds of creatures that live in the water, and all kinds of birds. And God was pleased with what he saw. He blessed them all and told the creatures that live in the water to reproduce and to fill the sea, and he told the birds to increase in number. Evening passed and morning came; that was the fifth day.

Genesis 1: 20-23

Notice the power of God’s command once again on the fifth day. The waters obeyed by bringing forth every kind of living beings, sea monsters and creatures. The air obeyed by bringing forth all kinds of birds.

God did something that will neither make the waters lack living creatures nor the air lack birds and that’s his blessings. God spoke to these creatures by blessing them with a constant increase through reproduction.

 

Before we look into the events of the sixth day, let’s understand that the bible has two versions of man’s creation. I will be writing only on that which happened on the six day as we shall read below.

Note: You can read the second version of man’s creation from the soil in Genesis 2:7

 

  • On the six day, God made the earth produce every form of animal life. God also created human beings, male and female on the six day

Then God Commanded, “Let the earth produce all kinds of animal life: domestic and wild, large and small” and it was done. So God made them all and he was pleased with all he saw. Then God said, “And now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds and all animals, domestic and wild, large and small. So God created human beings making them to be like himself. He created them male and female, blessed them and said, “Have many children, so that your descendants will live all over the earth and bring it under their control. I am putting you in charge of the fish, the birds and all the wild animals. I have provided all kinds of grain and all kind of fruits for you to eat; but for all the wild animals, I have provided grass and leafy plants for food” and it was done. God looked at everything he had made and he was very pleased. Evening passed and morning came; that was the sixth day.

Genesis 1: 24-31

Notice that after God had made the earth produce every kind of animals, the bible recorded that God was pleased with all he saw. In fact on each day of creation, he was always pleased with what he saw. After God made human beings, male and female, the bible recorded that God was VERY pleased with what he saw.  

Just before God made human beings, he didn’t give any command this time around, instead he said:

And now, WE will make human beings; they will be like US and resemble US.

From the above, we can conclude that God was not alone all through this time of creation. He had some other persons with him; and these persons share his nature since God said “they will be like US and resemble US”.

Note:  In another article, I will write about these persons that share the same nature with God.

God made human beings the masters of all his creation including the earth. God blessed all his creatures including human being; and made provision for all they will ever need to survive on earth. You may also have noticed that God provided grass and leafy plants for the wild animals. The question is:

Does a lion or tiger or leopard eat grass at this very moment?

To answer the above question, at the moment, the answer is NO. The truth is; at the time of creation, all wild animals ate grass. It is therefore right and logical to say that something must have brought about this change from eating of grass to eating of flesh by the wild animals. The cause of this change is on those whom had been given the responsibility to be master of all God’s creature and these happens to be human beings (in the person of Adam and Eve). The very moment they sinned against God by disobeying him in the Garden of Eden, chaos was introduced into the earth. Please read on biblical account of human disobedience here

The effect of the disobedience of Adam and Eve goes beyond the eating habit and diet of the wild animals (that is, from grass to flesh). Remember that when God made his creation, there was neither suffering nor pain. Suffering and pains of child birth are also some of the other consequences of Adam and Eve’s Disobedience. Please read the full consequences of Adam and Eve's disobedience here.

Note: All bible references are taken from the Good News Bible.


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Amazing facts in CRS

If you translate “Jesus” from Hebrew directly to English, the correct translation will be “Joshua”. The name “Jesus” was actually a translation from Hebrew, to Greek, to Latin and finally, English


NOTABLE POINTS IN CRS

The term sovereign relates to words like:

Supreme, Ruler, Greatest, Unlimited and Total

Based on the above, the sovereignty of God can be expressed in different views. For instance:

  1. God is Sovereign because he is above all things.
  2. God is Sovereign because he is in control of all things. 🌍
  3. God is Sovereign because he is at the top of all things.
  4. God is Sovereign because he has knowledge of all that "has happened", "is happening" and "will happen in the future".
  5. God is Sovereign because he can do all things.

Please read on God's Sovereignty here; together with Bible passages that backs it up

 

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