The Maker and His Masterpiece
August 24, 2014
Honors English IV
What is the Doctrine of Creation and what is the full meaning of this important document? The Doctrine of Creation are guidelines and the background of how God intended to create the earth and how He created us to be rulers. Knowing why God did what He did makes the worldly sense of creation easier to understand and also easier to know that to Him, we were perfect.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth,” Genesis 1:1 states that God created the heaven and the earth. With that, everything God made was how he wanted it be. Therefore, there are no faults in His creation. Creation to Him was ...view middle of the document...
Adam then committed the first pun in history when he laid eyes on women. Within all of the events coming together, culture was created along with other different things. Culture was created and blessed among other things. The last thing God commanded man to do was simply “be fruitful and multiply (Gen. 1:28).”
Knowing why God did what he did will become clear when realizing man’s identity and also his purpose. God did not create man just to create man; He did it with purpose and reasoning. Man has identity like anything else in this world. Man’s identity was to become artists and rulers. “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and other the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ (Gen 1:26).” Man’s purpose was identified to subdue the earth and multiply. Subdue means to overcome or bring under control and how God wanted man to subdue the earth was to own and to rule like princes and princess’ to take care and conquer His paradise.
The section describes the background of why God created the world. The question being asked at this point is the question of the meaning of the doctrine to for human beings. What is the meaning? The meaning is this: God wanted man to rule and to create so man would not become bored of what has already been created. Boredom is selfishness and if...