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Divinity and Humanity A fundamental question that has had philosophers and theologians puzzled for ages is exactly how we relate to our higher power The search for this answer is so important to us because once it is known we will all know how to better serve God and be righteous With this knowledge we will also attain a better understanding of the universe we live in and our exact place therein There have been many interpretations taken from the Bible of what exactly the right answer is Two different conflicting viewpoints can easily be drawn from Genesis and The Book of Job regarding the relationship between God and human beings In Genesis God is presented as a superior being whos relationship with the human beings that he created is similar to a friendship You pat my back Ill pat yours is an underlying theme in many of the covenants and promises that he makes with Adam Noah Abraham and other humans By making covenants with humans God essentially provides a framework from which people can easily understand how to lead a just life To begin with Genesis presents the story of Adam and Eve who are given life in paradise on the one sole condition that they do not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil When they break the one rule with which they were presented God employs his sense of justice and banishes Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden With this it is shown that God employs a system of actions based on set conditions This is a very direct logical relationship on both sides While God shows his sense of justice by banishing Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden he also exhibits his ability to follow through with his promises of blessings in the story of the Great Flood God tells Noah Go into the ark you and all your household
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