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

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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’

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In genesis 2 God is said to have ‘breathed into his nostrils the breath of life’, when bringing Adam to life. This shows a more personal God who is taking great care in creating humans. This is showing how humans are special to God and the world exists for man. It contrasts with the transcendent and impersonal God of chapter 1.

God is also portrayed as all loving, or omnibenevolent. He cares and loves for all his creation, this is why he makes it good. In Roman 5 he is said to have ‘poured out his love into our hearts’. ...

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