The Bible

An Evolving God: Analyzing the Book of Genesis College

In the book of Genesis, God creates humans to serve as caretakers for the world that he created. He creates a garden to nourish them and to provide a location in which he can speak with the pair. Even after Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden by God, he still interacts with them and their descendants. These interactions usually serve as a message to the rest of humanity either by setting an example or defining what is right and wrong. An argument could be made that his interactions with humanity both as a whole and on an individual level changes him from a very involved god to a much less-involved one. This change is shown to be possible through his regret, and it is demonstrated through the contrasting methods that he uses to interact with humanity along with the difference in the way he punishes sins.

God's regret indicates that he is able to change. When "the Lord saw how great was man's wickedness on earth... [He] regretted that He had made man on earth, and His heart was saddened." (Genesis 6:5) If he regrets making mankind, then he would have not made mankind if he knew that they would be corrupted - therefore, he is capable of changing his decisions. If he was perfect, then he would not be able to change;...

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