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What does the bible say about the mysteries of god and the human person? Essay

September 21, 2021 by Essay Writer

According to the Good News Bible, God is the creator of the universe and all forms of life including the human person. The Bible presents a theory of creation in which God existed as spirit in a void world with the earth covered by water and darkness. The Bible portrays a picture of a formless and desolate earth devoid of any form of life in the pre-creation era (Genesis 1: 1-2).

According to Good News Bible, “God created the heavens and stretched them out; he fashioned the earth and all that lives there; he gave all life and breath to all its people” (Isaiah 42: 5). The current essay seeks to bring out what the Bible says about the mysteries of god and the human person.

It is stated in the Good News Bible, “……and now we will make human beings; they will be like us and resemble us. They will have power over the fish, the birds, and all animals, domestic and wild, large and small. So God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female…” (Genesis 1: 26-27). The human person was created on the sixth day of creation.

God created the human in his own image and gave him power over all creation (Genesis 1: 26-27). The Bible depicts God as a mysterious being who appears in miraculous ways to the human person, especially when he wants to communicate to his people.

The Good News Bible describes the mysterious way in which God reveals himself to Moses in the book of Exodus Chapter 3:1-7. God appeared to Moses in the form of a burning bush that was not consumed by the fire. In Good News Bible, Moses wondered, “Why isn’t the bush burning up?”(Exodus 3:3).

According to the Good News Bible, God reveals himself to Zachariah through an angle (1:1-8). This is another mystery of God in relation to the human person, revealing himself through his angles. The Good News Bible states, “An angle of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right of the alter where the incense was burnt.

When Zachariah saw him, he was alarmed and felt afraid” (Luke 1:11-12). In the same way as shown in Genesis, God is depicted as the source of human life. In the Good News Bible, angle Gabriel was used by God to deliver the message about the birth of Jesus to Mary. Angel Gabriel tells Mary, “You will become pregnant and give birth to a son and you will name him Jesus” (Good News Bible, Luke 1:31).

The Bible brings out the role of God as the creator of humans because although Jesus was the son of God, he was conceived by a human. This mysterious role of God as the creator is brought out in this case. Even Mary wonders how she can possibly give birth as she is still a virgin. In the Good News Bible, angle Gabriel answers her, “The Holy Spirit will come on you and God’s power will rest upon you” (Luke 1:35).

The Good News Bible brings out the mysterious power of God as one who can bring a human person back to life after death (John 12:1). According to the Good News Bible, “…Jesus went to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, the man had risen from death” (John 12:1). The Bible brings out the mysterious role of God as the creator of the human beings. The human person is depicted as a creation of God in God’s own image and dependent on God in all his provisions.

Works Cited

Good News Bible. Ed. American Bible Society. UK: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, 1992. Print.

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