Book of Genesis Essay

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The first chapters of Genesis tell us how the world we know came to be. Genesis tells us that God created the Heavens and the Earth. He created birds in the sky, fish in the sea, and animals on land. He created man and woman in his image. The first eleven chapters of Genesis teaches about how the natural world came to be, what human identity is, the relationships of humans, and how civilization came to be. Before man and woman, before animals, God created Day and Night. He went on to create the world, and every living thing in it, in seven days. Imagine that, creating a whole world and living beings in one week. Truly nothing is impossible for God. God created the stars, the sun and the moon. He gave the order of when they were to shine. He created the sky and the sea, and then separated the two. He separated the sea from the land, which he called Earth. Gods final creation was Man and Woman. He gave Man dominion over all things on Earth, in the sky and in the sea. Man was created in Gods image. Seeing that Man was lonely, God gave us Woman form the Man's rib. He gave us Woman for companionship. Both Man and Woman were created in Gods image. They were placed in a place God had prepared for them called, the Garden of Eden. God gave them free reign over the garden, except for one tree, the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Living in the garden, Man and Woman, were not ashamed to be naked. They knew only what God wanted them to know, and that was good. Eventually, the Woman was manipulated by the serpent to eat from the Tree of Knowledge. Once the Woman ate from the Tree, she got the Man to eat also. This started humankind’s downfall. When they ate from the tree,
“Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves.”Genesis 3:7

They then hid from God as he walked through the Garden, and he knew then that they had disobeyed him. The serpent introduced sin into the world. This forever changed the course of humans. God banished them from the Garden of Eden, and he gave them each punishments for disobeying them. After Adam and Eve left the Garden, they had sex. This is the first mention of sex in the bible. One can only conclude that it was brought about by their eating from the Tree of Knowledge. They were now ashamed to be naked, and they knew things that God knew, like the difference between good and evil. When they had sex, they had a child named Cain. He was the first baby born unto this world. They laid down and “knew each other” again, and had Abel. As the two boys grew older, they began to give sacrifices to God. Abel would always give the better sacrifices, so God looked upon him with favor. This caused the first instance of jealousy. Cain killed Abel because the sacrifices he gave God earned him more favor. Cain wanted that favor. When God asked Cain if he had seen Abel, Cain lied. But God knew that Cain lied so he punished him. He cast Cain away. He told him,
“When you till the ground, it will no longer yield to