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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

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In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Before the beginning there was God, Genesis implies this to be the case. "God said, "Let there be light," and there was light." Out of nothing God created the universe. He made light in order to better see his creation. He liked light. He liked the darkness too. He kept them both and gave them names. We humans weren't around at this point. "He separated the light from the darkness." God created the sky to separate water from water. Apparently He liked it because He gave it names. ...read more.

Middle

"Let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." Next he created living things that can move from one place to another at will. He liked the way this worked, so he gave them the ability to procreate. At this point God was building up to his crescendo; all the living things lived in the sea and in the sky, nothing on land. "Let the water teem with living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky." Now the first land animals were created; wild animals and livestock to be used by his ultimate creations; humans. ...read more.

Conclusion

He gave these animals and plants to humans and expected them to treat them fairly and kindly. Finally, God's creation was finished, and he surveyed his work and watched what he had brought into being. After six days of back-breaking labour, he then decided to have a day off. As he rested, he thought how unhappy his creation would be if they did not rest, so he blessed this day and made it holy, so his creations could rest on this day. "God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done." Craig Brown 11h ...read more.

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