God created the earth
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2.
The word “earth” is introduced in the Bible in Genesis 1:1. This was at the very beginning of creation after God had already created heaven. And for further clarification, it is described again in Genesis 1:10.
“God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.”
Although Earth and Seas are two different geographical areas, the planet we live on is technically referred to as Earth. By definition, Earth means the world or land surface that we inhabit; essentially, our home.
Additionally, earth means soil or ground.
Genesis chapter 2 gives us a more detailed look at the creation of mankind, going into extra detail to show how humans are so unique and special.
Genesis 2:7; Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.
The name Adam likely comes from the Hebrew word ā’dām, which when directly translated means “man.” This is a reflection of how we were formed from dust: in Hebrew, the word for ground is adamah.
Adam and Eve were mandated by God to fill the earth in Genesis 1:28.
“And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill 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 moves on the earth.”
Even Noah after the flood saw and maximized the importance of soil.
Genesis 9:20; “Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard.”
Is Mother Nature mentioned in the Bible? If so, where is she mentioned?
Mother Nature is a personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it, in the form of the mother. Wikipedia
Who is this “mother nature” character, and where is she mentioned in the Bible? As you read the scripture, you can’t find any mention of a weather god by that name. In fact, the Bible quite clearly states that Jehovah God is the only one who has power over these elements He created.
Many people use the terms “Mother Nature” and “Mother Earth” interchangeably, is there a difference between the two?
“Mother nature” conjures an image of a female deity, like Ceres. Meanwhile, “mother earth” paints a picture of the physical world around us. They’re both connected ideas, but one feels more personal than the other.
Mother nature is referring to the natural beauty of the creation of God that we need to take care of.
Why do we call the Earth “Mother Earth?”
They called it “Mother Earth” because, during the Paleolithic period, they referred to a higher power that kept them alive. They also saw her as an analogy to our mothers because, without them, we would have no life or future. So, we must protect Mother Earth just like she protected us when we were vulnerable and helpless.
This is the reason Mother Earth is more personal because if you have concerns about the future of the next generation, you will want to protect the earth from destruction. We can find so many people advocating for earth preservation.
Greenpeace is an international NGO dedicated to protecting the environment. The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Research and Conservation strives to “ensure the ability of the Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.”
People nowadays are becoming more aware of climate change. Climate change is caused by factors like natural cycles and human activities, which release heat-trapping greenhouse gasses. The main human activity that contributes to climate change is burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil, and gas.
The 1979 World Climate Conference, now usually referred to as the First World Climate Conference (FWCC or WCC-1), was organized by a Committee chaired by Robert M. White of the USA and held in the International Conference Centre in Geneva from 12 to 23 February 1979.
“Motherland” is another way of saying “country of origin.”
It refers to “the land of one’s mother or parents,” and “fatherland” signifies “the native land of one’s fathers or ancestors.”
What are the races called their countries’ motherland?
The personification of a nation as a mother is not uncommon. For example, people often refer to Mother Russia when speaking about the Russian nation. Another example is The Philippines which is referred to as a “motherland” which comes from the word “Inang Bayan” meaning “Motherland”.
Motherland is bringing more nationalism to each individual. Just like every time we see our flags raised. There is this sense of pride in the country where we were born.
Motherland is too personal to us.
There is a belief that because God is known as a female figure therefore a father of us all His creation. If He is father, is it fair enough to say that there must be a mother god?
This may sound logical but unfortunately, this is unbiblical. Nowhere in the Bible, we can find the idea nor even a hint that there is a mother god. In fact, the Bible is consistent in saying that God is One.
Deuteronomy 6:4; “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is One.”
The Bible clearly answers us directly that God is one and there is another. For Him to create humans, he doesn’t need a female one to make it. Our God is self-sufficient and self-existent. He is God. He is powerful.
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