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Different christian beliefs about creation

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Describe Christian responses to Gods Creation Christian beliefs about the creation of the world vary. Many Christians look to the Bible accounts of creation for guidance as to what God says happened "in the beginning". These accounts are the books of Genesis 1, 2 and 3. But not all Christians believe everything said in the Genesis stories; there are a number of inconsistencies that can be found throughout the three chapters. Also, there are a lot of different types of Christians so they all believe different things about creation. Some may choose to believe the books of creation, others may think of them as more of a guideline, or even ignore them all together. The first creation story is found in Genesis 1, it tells you how God created the world. First he separated the light and dark, "and God said "let there be light," and there was light." Genesis 1:3. Then on the second day he created sky and water "And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."...and it was so. God called the expanse "sky". And there was evening, and there was morning-the second day" Genesis 1:6-8. Next, on the third day he created land, sea and vegetation "and God said, "Let the land produce vegetation...according to their various kinds."...and it was so" Genesis 1:11. ...read more.

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Usually you call these Christians who believe in the whole of Genesis, Creationists. The third creation story is found in Genesis 3, it leads on from genesis 2, where Adam and eve are in the Garden of Eden. It tells us how the snake tempts Eve to eat from the tree of Knowledge "The woman said to the serpent, "we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, "you must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it or you will die." "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." " Genesis 3:2-4. So Eve is intrigued and eats, passing some to Adam who also eats an apple from the tree. Then their eyes open and they realise they are naked, so make clothes to cover their bodies. Then God found them and discovered what had happened. So he cursed the snake with having to crawl on its belly and eat dust the rest of its life. Then woman was cursed as she will have pain in child birth and her desire will be to please her husband, who rules over her. ...read more.

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The way they pray to God is unlike each other (Catholics believe that you cant have direct communication through to God, the prayer has to be done through the priest, or the various Saints or the Madonna. They thought that by having many beautiful paintings or statues and various amounts of finery it would please God. However, but when Henry VIII created Protestantism all the beautiful things were got rid of, and that you could talk directly to God, making him more personal.) So why shouldn't the way they see creation be also different. So, maybe even before, there was never a "fixed" way of thinking about creation, because there is always going to be someone who disagrees, even if they keep their opinions to themselves. Subsequently, no-matter how Christians believe the Earth was created, it must have been a gruelling task for whomever or whatever was doing it. Just look at all the plants and animals, so beautiful and complex. Even our bodies, a miracle in their own right, how everything works so well and how everyone is different. Also how we come to understand how everything works, but perhaps that is the problem. How we must find a complete and total "end all" answer to everything. But the lovely thing is that religion doesn't have to do that, it allows you to have faith in what you believe, without needing proof or answers. So yes, Christians believe different things about creation, but isn't that what God supposedly gave us the freedom to do? To believe what you want. ...read more.

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