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Explain the Judeo-Christian concept of God as creator (25 marks)

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Transfer-Encoding: chunked ´╗┐Explain the Judeo-Christian concept of God as creator (25 marks) The Judeo Christian God can be learnt in the Bible. He is portrayed as an all-powerful, all-loving and all-knowing God who is a responsible for all creation. He is also seen as a craftsman and designer whose creation is good. In genesis 1 God creates the world in 6 days. This in itself portrays a powerful or omnipotent God who can do anything in such a short period of time. God is described as transcendent, impersonal and pre-existent, nothing is higher than God because he is the most powerful being that exists. For example, the power of God is shown in this quote, ?And God said, ?let there be light? and there was light? In genesis 2 God is said to have ?breathed into his nostrils the breath of life?, when bringing Adam to life. ...read more.

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In Roman 5 he is said to have ?poured out his love into our hearts?. The creation stories also imply an all knowing or omniscient God. God would never have been able to create the world without immense knowledge of how to do it. So in order to be omnipotent, the Christian God would also have to be omniscient. In Genesis 2 and 3 God is seen as a craftsman. This is a more anthropomorphic and impersonal view of God. He?s is shown making man from the dust. Also in Job 38 God is shown as a ?designer who laid the foundations of the Earth?. Genesis always describes god as sculpting the Earth. The words sculptor, designer and craftsman are all more human and personal. ...read more.

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In genesis 2 he is said to have ?made order out of chaos?. The finally aspect of God is that he is a provider, like a father of all his creation. When he creates the Garden of Eden he tells Adam and Eve that they can freely eat from all trees except that of the tree of knowledge. He provides his creation with their food and they do not have to work for it until the fall. God also creates heaven so that there is a place for each person after death. He provides humans with all they need. This also adds to the idea of an omnibenevolent God. In conclusion, the Judeo Christian God is portrayed as a creator who is all loving, powerful and knowing. He cares and provides for his creation that he sculpted and designs. ...read more.

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