Gods Significant Role

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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 Continue...

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I think that maybe I would have felt different if his role was always a positive one but I found that many times his role was a negative one, which didn't always change things for the better. I feel that in Genesis and Exodus that God played too large of a role and that he should have just let humans deal with their own problems. God basically said that man was above everything but God himself. God then made a covenant with Noah saying, "I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, for the inclination of the human heart is evil from youth; nor will I ever again destroy every living creature as I have done (Genesis 8. God's involvement in so many different historical events, completely affected our history and the people involved. I feel anger wasn't the only reason that God punished humankind. "But this is why I let you live: to show you my power, and to make my name resound through all the earth (Exodus 9. Adam and she ate from the tree of knowledge and the serpent was right, they did not die. This involvement was understandable because the Egyptians were treating the Hebrews like animals and God felt that the Hebrews were his people too and so he should intervene in order to lead them to their freedom. This was when he came to Noah in order to tell him about the great flood that he was going to sweep over the earth. The one condition that God gave them was not to eat from the tree of knowledge and if they were to do so, they would die. They only knew good and didn't have to work for anything. This is apparent when he says, "See the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever (Genesis 3. After Pharaoh rejected Moses, God gave Moses all of these miracles to perform in order to prove that he was God's prophet.


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