Myths & The Creation Story • Both had the earth start in darkness • Both had light appear so there was lightness and darkness • Both created man and woman and had humans come from the man and the woman • Man and woman were creates differently in the Myths vs. Creation Story • Both have man, light, and trees • Just different how they came forth • In one of the myths Norse had a tree of life like creation had a tree of life and tree of knowledge
The Sabbath Day The significance of the Sabbath is it is the 7th day. When God was creating the word he was finished on the 7th day so he rested. This is why God blessed the 7th day of the week and made it holy.
Created in the image of God…. This means in the likeness of God. To be able to have a loving relationship with God. We have intelligence, free will and the capacity to love. Between angels and beasts with physical bodies and rational souls.
Truths of Creation Truths began and ended with God, its order and goodness, the vocation of man, the drama of sin and the hope of salvation
Spiritual Death The Genesis 3 story about “ The Fall” describes the spiritual death of Adam and Eve. Up until this point, Adam and Eve were perfect. When they ate the forbidden fruit that the serpent tempted them with they were banished from the garden and sin began. Adam and Eve didn’t physically die, but when they disobeyed God it represents the point in time of their “Spiritual Death”.
Protoevangelium “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15) This is important because it was the first time God revealed something about his plan for the salvation of the world- Jesus Christ, Son of Mary (the woman) who would bruise the head of the devil (the serpent). In referring to these verses as the protoevangeliumthe Latin means ‘first Gospel’ coming from the word proto or protos meaning first and evangelium referring to the Gospel or Good News of salvation in Jesus Christ.
Effects of Original Sin Brought suffering into world When we carry out God’s wish for us to be “fruitful” childbirth will be painful Our family life will still be an image of God’s love, but relationships will be marred by sin Work which was designed to be joyful, will be toiled and not always fruitful. Labor will be carried out with difficulty Even life itself will end in suffering; Physical death is inevitable.
Creation Evolution Creation is the religious belief that humanity, life, the earth, and the universe are the creation of a supernatural being, most often referring to the Abrahamic God. Evolution is the believe that life on Earth originated and then evolved from a universe common ancestor approximately 3.7 billion years ago
Creation vs. Evolution • God created the whole universe • Bible tells us God is the origin of the material which makes up the universe • Evolutionists attempt to explain how man and animals came to be scientifically, by an examination of the material universe • The church does not oppose research and discussions on this topic as long as it related to the origin of the human body coming from pre-existing material.
Creation vs. Evolution • The church requires us to accept the following as facts: • Matter was created out of nothing by God at the beginning of time • The creation of human beings was a special creation by god. • God breathed a human soul into man • Woman was formed from the boy of man • All humanity is descended from Adam and Eve. • Adam and Eve were created without sin.
Creation vs. Evolution • The church requires us to accept the following as facts: • Adam and Eve were commanded to be obedient to God • Adam and Eve sinned against this commandment • As a result, our ancestors fell from a state of sinless innocence • Even at the time of the fall, God made clear the promise of a future redeemer