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Right at the outset of the Bible’s initial book, Genesis, God is presented as spiritual and utterly good. This goodness is then beautifully revealed as integral to God’s creation, too. “And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1:31). “Very good” refers to you individually and specifically—it is how God created you and it’s how you presently and eternally remain!
Immediately following these facts comes what is essentially a fable, but accepted by much of the world as fact. It’s a second account of creation—yet it’s anything but a duplicate of the first. This second account of creation in Genesis seriously misrepresents both you and God. God is depicted as anthropomorphic and you are presented as mortal, vulnerable, and sadly excluded from good.
God can’t be two things simultaneously—both Zeus-like and also infinite, ever-present Spirit. Jesus’ teachings indicate that only the first account of God and creation could possibly be valid.
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