The Role Of God In The Genesis

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Humans are obsessed with questions of existence; we often ponder the purpose of life, the purpose of the world, and the purpose of everything that exists. Although the true, scientifically-proven purpose of the universe is difficult to find, humans most often refer to the idea of God; more, to the connection with God. However, what truly establishes the continuing connection between God and humankind? The Genesis, the holy book, is an example of a religious text that has forever changed and shaped modern day thoughts and opinions on God and the identity of God. More specifically, in the seventh and first chapters of The Genesis, purposeful repetition is used in order to express a direct connection between humankind and God. As the first chapter …show more content…
God repeatedly uses the phrases “the earth was corrupt (19),” and that “the wickedness of humankind was great in the Earth (19).” In context, God decides to destroy all of humankind due to the great corruption and wickedness that had developed on earth. Although mankind was privileged, it was using its resources incorrectly, for the means of evil and unjustness. Therefore, God decided to end such evil on Earth, and to destroy something he himself created. However, Noah, a righteous man, was told by God to build an Ark of Cypress wood, and save all types of animals and his family. After God wiped out all of the Earth, he realized the immorality of his actions. Thus, in light of creating a mankind with righteousness and morality, he told Noah to “be fruitful and multiply,” which meant that humankind would now, like Noah, be filled with people who lived for good, and not for evil. Consequently, God makes it clear that he has created a covenant with not only Noah, but with all of humankind. In essence, by letting humankind rebuild itself, God establishes a stronger connections with humans; one in which all people were given privileges, but responsibilities as

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