The Making of a Nation eBook

Charles Foster Kent
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STUDY I

MAN’S PLACE IN THE WORLD.

THE STORY OF CREATION —­ Gen. 1 and 2.

Parallel Readings.

  Kent, Historical Bible, Vol.  I, pp. 1-7, 231-3. 
  Articles, “Evolution” and “Cosmogony,” in Ency.  Brit. or Inter. 
    Ency
., or any standard encyclopedia.

God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the heavens, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.—­Gen. 1:27, 28.

 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
 The moon and the stars which thou hast ordained;
 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? 
 And the son of man that thou visitest him? 
 For thou hast made him but little lower than God,
 And crownest him with glory and honor. 
 Thou makest him to have dominion over the works of thine hands,
 Thou hast put all things under his feet.—­Ps. 8:  8-6.

 God clothed men with strength like his own,
 And made them according to his own image. 
 He put the fear of them upon all flesh,
 That they should have dominion over beasts and birds. 
 Mouth and tongue, eyes and ears,
 And a mind with which to think he gave them;
 With insight and wisdom he filled their minds,
 Good and evil he taught them.  Ben Sira. 17, 3-7 (Hist.  Bible).

All things were made through him; and without him was not any thing made that hath been made.—­John 1:3.

I.

DIFFERENT THEORIES OF CREATION.

Every early people naturally asked the questions, How were things made?  How were men created?  First of all, Who made the world?  They necessarily answered them according to their own dawning knowledge.

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