Theo 104 Reflection Paper 2

1415 Words May 1st, 2015 6 Pages
Jenna Erickson
THEO 104-D14
Reflection Paper 2
I. Introduction
For my second reflection paper, similar to my first, I am choosing two topics in which can somewhat go hand in hand with each other. The two topics I am choosing are: Creation and the Fall of Man. In today’s primarily secular culture, the teachings of creation and the fall of man are topics that are too commonly misrepresented and misunderstood amongst many. Both creation and the fall of man are fundamental foundations to establishing a Christian biblical worldview. In two separate sections, I will present creation and the fall of man, while going in-depth into the theological definitions, biblical foundations, and practical applications for both. I will tackle
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In Genesis 1:1- 2:4, it talks about how God is the uncreated Creator of the universe and mankind, while Genesis 2:5-23 focuses more specifically on the narrative of God’s creation of Adam and Eve. God’s character, the universe’s happening upon Him, and His active role in continually sustaining it are supported all throughout Scripture (Genesis 1:1 – 11:32, John 1:3, Nehemiah 9:6, Colossians 1:16-17, Isaiah 45:8, Psalms 8:3-8, Revelation 4:11 and etc.).

c. Practical Application
Human beings have the ability to know God and as a result love Him, worship Him, serve Him, and fellowship with Him. The purpose of man is to know and develop a genuine and intimate relationship with Him, because God is a creative being and He enjoys creating. Colossians 1:16 states, “All things were created by him and for him”. This must not be misinterpreted as God needs us though, He of course loves us, but if we were never created He would still have existed and remained God. We are one of God’s creations, created for his pleasure so that we may have the pleasure and privilege of knowing Him. This doctrine is rich in theology, and provides us with the right appreciation of God, and as a result evokes our heart to praise and worship He who created all.
III. Part Two – Fall of

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