What Does Genesis 1-11 Teach Regarding the Natural World, Human Identity, Human Relationships, and Civilization? How Does This Teaching on These Topics Affect Your Worldview?

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What does Genesis 1-11 teach regarding the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and civilization? How does this teaching on these topics affect your worldview?

In the book of Genesis the bible teaches about the creation, the beginning of the human race, the fall into sin, the destruction of everything because of this and God’s promise to never destroy the Earth again. God created the natural world by speaking it into existence. He put all living things on the land, in the sea and in the sky. He then formed man into his own image and breathed life into him, and his name was Adam. Man was created to rule over all the creatures of the Earth. Adam was given the task of naming all the creatures that were created.
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God had told Noah he would destroy all the Earth with a great flood because of the wickedness of mankind. It rained nonstop for forty days and forty nights. All was destroyed as Noah was told. Once the rain stopped Noah was instructed to open the ark doors and take his family and all the creatures that were on it out into the dry lands so they could be fruitful and multiply. Shem, Ham and Japheth were the sons of Noah that populated the whole world. After the flood Noah’s sons (Shem, Ham, and Japheth) started repopulating the earth. Instead of spreading out as God had instructed, they built the tower of Babel. They thought they could be independent of God. So instead of taking the chance God have given them to start over by following His words again they fell back into disobedience. At the time they spoke one language. God confused the language and scattered them all over the face of the Earth.
When God created man he formed him into the image of Himself but with that he gave him the ability to choose. Because of the choices that Adam and Eve made, the choice not to listen to and fully follow God’s instruction, mankind has suffered. We have fallen into a world full of sin and destruction. God has given us a way out of this destruction by trusting in Him and following His instruction. As we see from the lives of Adam and Eve, temptation is easy to fall into, but we have to strive to turn

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