Water And Its Effect On The Nature Of Man And His Reality Of Truth And Goodness

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Water manifests itself in three separate states: solid, liquid, and gas. The first, solid, is unmoving and firm with a certain property of inseparability. The second, liquid, flows with uncertainty and divisiveness. Its form is relentlessly manipulated by the influence of the external environment. The third, gas, exists unrecognizable to the tangible sensory capabilities of man, nearly invisible and weightless. Water continually cycles between these phases as it responds to changes in its domain. Similarly, man’s relationship with God recognizes this same cyclical disposition. Man fluctuates between intimate companionship, general acquaintance , and distant relationships with God. In the Hebraic tradition, God is eternal, unchanging, and wholly good.
Consequently, it is man’s failure to act fully good that damages the relationship between God and man, melting the strength of the relationship from ice to liquid. Worldly powers of sin cloud the judgement of man and his reality of truth and goodness. Thus, man is incapable of reciprocating the same fully good relationship that God presents to man. Therefore, Man’s relationship with God, in the Hebraic tradition, is an ever evolving process as man’s perception of God is continually distorted.
The conception of man into the natural world initiates the sacred bond between God and humankind: “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion...over all the earth...”(20). Procreated in the likeness of God,…

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