Theo 104 Reflection Paper 2

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Kaleb Parrent
Mr. Seth Johnson
Theology 104
3 April 2015
Reflection Paper 2 Assignment
I. Introduction In today’s predominately secular culture, the doctrine of creation and the doctrine of the immaterial “heart” of man are topics too commonly misrepresented and are profoundly misunderstood amongst many Christians today. The doctrine of creation and the doctrine of the immaterial nature of man are fundamental cornerstones within the Christian worldview that promulgate a rational coherent, consistent doctrine that when properly taught can equip Christians today with important theological knowledge that facilitates their pursuit of effective ministry. Divided into two separate topics, I will subsequently expound upon the Christian
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For the purpose of my exegesis, any development after creation and the length of time of creation will not be delineated upon. In Genesis 1:1- 2:4 give the overview account of God’s as the uncreated Creator of the universe and mankind, while Genesis 2:5-23 focuses specifically on the narrative of God’s creation of Adam and Eve. God’s infinite attributes, the universe’s contingency upon Him, and His active role in sustaining it are affirmed all throughout Scripture (Genesis 1:1, John 1:1-3, Nehemiah 9:6, Colossians 1:16-17, Isaiah 45:8). c. Practical Application The purpose of man is to know God, and in our efforts to know God we must think rightly about God and the truths about Himself He has revealed to us. Contemplating the ineffable majesty of God through His creation of the universe gives us the proper perspective of our existence. It prompts us to humble ourselves before Him and acknowledge His sovereignty over all things, for “The fear of the LORD is the beginning wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10). When we meditate about this doctrine, it inevitably leads us to look past our circumstantial problems and fixate our eyes upon the One who cares for us. The doctrine of creation is rich in

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