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Featured How did your god/s create the earth?

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Unveiled Artist, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Unveiled Artist

    Unveiled Artist Veteran Member

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    Well, I want to "like" everyone who anwswered my OP and commented. Didn't know this thread was still alive. For some reason I can't see the like option.
     
  2. JesusChrist.expert

    JesusChrist.expert New Member

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    Carlita, you are searching and that is a very good thing. The Bible has all of the information on this subject in the first book of the Bible, Genesis, as follows:

    Genesis Chapter 1

    1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

    2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

    4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

    5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

    6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

    7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which wereunder the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

    8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

    9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

    10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

    11And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

    12And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    13And the evening and the morning were the third day.

    14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

    15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

    16And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

    17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

    18And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

    19And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

    20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

    21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    22And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

    23And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

    24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

    25And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

    26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

    27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

    28And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

    29And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the whichis the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

    30And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

    31And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it wasvery good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

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  3. Unveiled Artist

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    I am pagan and I believe intimately in the Spirits and Ancestors from my experiences, beliefs, and practice. In my faith, though, there isn't a creation story. The gist from what I learned (rather than online researched) is that we came from the water physically and literally. So water has always been a central agent in my faith from creating, creation, and back to the earth (signature is a beautiful example). There isn't a G-od because god is life itself.

    I wondered what different religions have as their creation story and if their god(s) had one whether or not its true.

    I've read the full Bible. Do you believe Genesis is literal? If so or not, how do you relate to the creation story?
     
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    I do believe that Genesis is literal. I believe that Genesis describes a literal 6 day creation, even making it clear that a day starts at sundown and ends at sundown, and then God rested on the seventh day. Agreed, there are parts of the Bible that are not meant to be taken literally, but there is always an explanation that is shown for the symbolism. Let the Bible explain the Bible.

    I think it is great that you have read the Bible once, which is more than most people who call themselves "Christian". I would encourage you to continue reading it, but always ask God Himself to explain it to you before you start reading. Keep going!
     
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    This is a curious question from "let the Bible explain the Bible", can god speak about himself and life without written words?

    I actually disagree with Bible confirms itself. It's like looking up a word "standing" in the dictionary, it says standing is "someone who stands."
     
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