Post-Modern Creation Stories

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Ultimate questions have always been perennial in their discussion. Within Christianity, the Genesis creation stories have provided comfort to adherents surrounding the beginning of the universe and our destiny. The themes developed throughout the Genesis stories are still valid in the post-modern era. This is because, they provide foundational morals and guidelines which are important for society, and innate to our being. These stories are used by Christian adherents as a structure for solving post-modern issues such as climate change, evolution, and morality. Likewise, creation stories in general can be used as a guideline by all of humanity to face issues in the post-modern world.
Firstly, Genesis 1 challenges our responsibility to the world. This is demonstrated in the story, through the care and compassion God embodies for the Earth.
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It supports the notion of a cosmic God, who develops a relationship between humanity and himself. God represented as majestic and transcendent, is direct evidence of priestly authorship in Genesis. Evidence from scripture states that, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Gen 1:1-2). This passage is implying that the world was formed with order from a “void” of watery chaos. In addition, this is further supported by, “And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Gen 1:30). God creating the world in a structured and logical manner, across 6 days, asserts the sense of order embedded within Genesis. On the seventh day, the author states, “And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (Gen 1.31). By God creating a world which is ‘very good’ through order, he illustrates a supernatural relationship between humanity and himself. This divine partnership is inherent to any logical explanation for creation, such as

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