At least we can agree that all religions worship the same God, the only difference lies in the manner in which the Gods are viewed and understood. According to the religions of the world, the first man is believed to have been created in a garden-Eden, a Sumerian word that means “flat terrains.” Eden is mentioned to have been the garden where God existed, and in the annals of history, it is viewed as the Mesopotamia of the times that lied in between two rivers, that of Euphrates and Tigris. Human beings are believed to have been created in this land that was perceived to be rich with milk and honey but a conflict of interest that emerged between man and the person of God, who according Holland to is perceived as, “His most holy and wise providence, who hath disposed with the condition of mankind lead to a decision that denoted the need to subjugate his creation and divide them into classes, the rich, the poor, and the high an eminent in dignity and power (12).
So what’s, was God’s reason to consider the split between people given that his purpose of being was to unite with his creation following an epic period of separation due to a conflict of interest? John Winthrop in his view explains that God intended to show the glory of his wisdom in making a variation between his creations as well as the glory of his power in ensuring that this difference works for the goof of the glory of his greatness (Holland 14). Secondly, Winthrop adduces that this split was a means through the manifestation of God’s spirit, an aspect that was meant to moderate the wicked by expunging their evil nature to allow the rich prosper, the poor to maintain loyalty to the rich, and finally the regeneration of his grace in the form of lover, temperance, mercy, and gentleness
- Holland, Matthew S. “Remembering John Winthrop—Hawthorne’s Suggestion.” Perspectives on Political Science, vol. 36, no. 1, Winter2007, pp. 4-14.