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Religion and Theology
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God’s Chosen People 1. History When God created man in his own image, the intention was to reveal God’s decision to choose man and to bless man as ruler of all the living and non-living creations (Genesis 1: 27-28).However, it turned out that man has a natural weakness to be easily deceived, tempted, and to fall into temptations of the devil.
( 2005, p.131) It is true that God chose the whole of man in the beginning of man’s time. Next to Adam and Eve, God chose Noah above all other men for the reason explained by the Scriptures: “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord…Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.” (Genesis 6: 8-9) God was decided on destroying men and beast, creeping and flying, because of its corruption and filled with violence, when He told Noah what to do in order to escape the first end of the world. After the flood destroyed all living things except those in the Ark, and the flood subsided, “…God blessed Noah and his sons and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.” (Genesis 9:1) When the descendants of Noah did multiply, God scattered people throughout the earth by confounding or differentiating the languages of men and causing them to spread out. Then God favoured Abraham who was very productive –“very rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold” (Genesis 13: 2). He was also a prayerful person who frequently talked to God. So God gave vast lands to Abraham and told Abraham that his descendants will multiply as much as the dust of the earth (Genesis 13: 16). ...
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