Essay on English: Sin and God

Submitted By ginabaaaby
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1. Describe creation and role of humanity. On Day 5 God created every living creature, blessing them to multiply and fill the earth with life. On Day 6 God created man and woman (Adam and Eve) in his own image to commune with him. He blessed them and gave them every creature and the whole earth to rule over and care for. On Day 7 God had finished his work of creation and so he rested on the seventh day. God had a special interest in the creation of humanity. Man was created in God’s image and likeness of God. God built humankind to share love, dominate over other creatures, and become more like God. Men and women had a special place in God’s plan. God created a perfect world for the first man to live in. Even when Man sinned, God was kind to them. Even when Man continued to sin throughout Genesis, God presented a choice of listening to God and living, or going down a bad path and reaching death. God did not want to ruin his creation, but rather help to improve mankind by presenting covenants of promises to ensure that God does indeed want humanity to succeed.

2. Explain the idea of brokenness in a biblical point of view. Many people fail to consistently rely upon God. Their independence often manifests itself in self-reliance. In the Bible, God breaks those who are self-reliant and rebellious. For example, the Pharaoh set himself against God, but God broke him and freed His people. Only when we surrender to Christ can we be restored and transformed. Many people are unable to hear His call because they are too busy with other things, like work, or their own problems and unhappiness. Sometimes we must be broken before realizing the need of God. Only when we recognize our need for God are we able to take our eyes off ourselves and focus them on God and his purpose of us. Only when we confess that we are broken can God make us into what He wants us to be. Once God is at the center of our lives, the process of repentance and forgiveness can begin. The world is full of people that fall to Jesus when they are in need of guidance and want to repent. There is also a group of people that do not want to change, and rebel against God and against others, which will only to lead to self-destruction. It may not be soon, but eventually a man will be at a crossroads and will come to the decision of changing or not, and this choice is all the reason why the world is full of destruction.

3. How does God try to redeem mankind? Salvation is God's way of providing escape from sin and spiritual death through repentance. God wanted mankind to all love and share among each other, an objective presented with Adam and Eve in the garden. When Adam and Eve rebelled, man was separated from God through sin. God's holiness required punishment and payment for sin. Even when Man sinned, God looked for their redemption by asking them questions and continued to let them live and continue God’s purpose of creation. God continues to show his love for his people, even if they do not believe or follow him at first, and continues to offer covenants and prove his love for his people, even if they have sinned.

4. Describe role of the law and prophets within God’s plan of redemption. God handed down the Ten Commandments to Moses on Mt. Sinai, which was the beginning of the nation of Israel. They were considered to be the Law of God for his chosen people. The law given to the people was given as a starting point in living a good, holy life. God began his divine plan to redeem humanity from the suffering of sin after Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. God’s plan of salvation began with the Jewish people, the children of Abraham. Based on Abraham’s faith, and love for God, God proclaimed Abraham the father of a new nation. As God’s chosen people, they received prophecies and teachings of the Lord from the prophets. Israel was given hope from God, who promised to send a messiah for the redemption of sin. The prophet Isaiah predicted the coming…