Genesis 1-1: The Creation Of Genesis

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The natural world is a theme immediately addressed at the opening of Genesis. The principle of divine creation has been debated for centuries and modern advances in science spurred many theories attempting to prove a different age and creation of the earth. Yet Genesis 1:1 makes it unmistakably clear that God alone created the heavens and the earth. God made earth from nothing and therefore it has a definite beginning. As Genesis 1-2 continue, God’s involvement with creation is apparent as he not only instantaneously speaks all things into existence but is also recorded planting the garden of Eden (Gen 2:8) and getting His hands dirty by literally creating man from the dust of the earth (Gen 2:7). After each creative work, God recognized …show more content…
The first teaching on human relationships stems from the creation of woman. Genesis 1-2 make it clear that there are two original genders and that they are intentional, therefore not supporting the emergence of various other gender preferences. Genesis 2 also makes it clear in the description of the creation of woman that womankind was not an afterthought or secondary being, but rather was made to complete creation and was made from Adam’s rib so that man and woman are equal in standing (Gen 2:22). In Genesis 2:18 the Lord declares, “‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” This passage makes it clear that humans were not created for isolation but for relationship. Along the same thread, God teaches in Genesis 2 through this original couple that marriage is intended for one man and one woman. Though some argue that later passages refer to other marital practices, that was never God’s original and perfect intention. Genesis preaches that marriage is meant to be the unity of a man and woman becoming one flesh, so they might increase and populate the earth. Yet Genesis 1-2 also provides warnings against the destruction of human relationships. Genesis 4:10-11 and 9:6, through Cain’s killing of Able, identify the act of murder and provide the original mandate of punishment for murder in the

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