And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
One function of this blog is to document things I have inklings about in order to create placeholders for future study. And this particular post is to do just that.
Today I was reading in Genesis and the words “saw” and “was” popped out at me. After each creation day, the author says God “saw” that what He had created “was” good. God didn’t create things that had no intrinsic value and then simply declare them good, like we arbitrarily declare worthless green bills valuable. He created good things. And the best part about the narrative is that when it gets to the creation of mankind, it says that God saw everything that He had made, and it was very good. And surely, God Himself is good! And thus beings fashioned after His likeness would be as well!
Could an exegetical study of the Genesis creation narrative lend Biblical warrant for a theory of inherent rights, as opposed to inputed rights?
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.