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Gods Significant Role

In the first two sections of the Old Testament, Genesis and Exodus, you can plainly see the significant role that God plays in human history. Although he was supposed to be thought of as the Supreme Being of all that is good, in the Bible he is not always depicted in this manner. But whether they are positive or negative decisions, our lives would be totally different if God hadn’t interfered. Another interesting point is God’s motives behind his decision. Was he just playing around or did he only involve himself when he felt it absolutely necessary? I feel that God was almost never happy with the humans no matter what they were doing. If they were fighting with each other he destroyed them for being evil and if they were working together, he punished them for trying to gain too much power. I do not think that God always plays the “good guy” role in the bible. In fact, I think that he possesses many humanlike qualities, which makes him act hastily and constantly disrupt humans’ lives. God’s first involvement in human history was the creation of man, earth, and all that is on it. Before this “the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep” (Genesis 1.2). When God saw that his creation was “good”, he went ahead and made all the living creatures and mankind. Right away he put a lot of faith into mankind. From the beginning, he gave them the power to rule the earth. When making mankind he said, “Let us make mankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth” (Genesis 1.26). God even gave man the privilege of naming all of the living creatures (Genesis 2.20). God basically said that man was above everything but God himself. The only problem was that when God made man h...

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