Friday, December 5, 2008

GENESIS CHAPTER 1:1 and 2 part 3

Be-reshith bara Elohim eth ha-shamayim we-eth ha-arets: (2) we-ha-arets hayethah tohuwa-bohu we-choshekh al-pnê tehôm we-rûach Elohim merachepheth al-pnê ha-mayim.

In beginning Gods (he) created the heavens and the Earth. But the Earth was laid waste and made desolate, and destruction turned on the abyss.

Previously on God, They/He created the Universe and the Earth. Then something happened that really pissed God off, and he laid waste to the Earth and destroyed it in Divine judgement.

When they start one of those shows, like "LOST", "HOUSE", or "HEROES", they start with..."Previously on..."But they don't show you everything that has happened since the show started...there isn't enough time...they only show you a few key scenes that deal directly with the show you're about to see...make sure you're up to speed...that's Genesis 1:1-2 in a nutshell...

How long ago did He make it all? It doesn't say...how did He make it? Doesn't say...How long was it between when He made it, and when He trashed the Earth? Doesn't say...What happened before the Earth got trashed? Doesn't say...How long was the Earth like that before He started over on it in verse 3?...Doesn't...you get the idea...God never painted Himself into any corners...especially about time...Bishop Usher did, but not God...

So, basically He starts off with...Previously on God...

More to come...have a good night...

3 comments:

abaddon911 said...

so with this information, the carbon dating evidence of dinos and rocks,etc. That date back to Millions of years could in fact be accurate?

Christopher Blake said...

God never painted Himself into a box regarding time...Bishop Usher, and those after him, are the ones who set dates...
So yes, there is nothing in the Bible that teaches a 6000-12000 year old earth or universe...

Singer416 said...

Wow. I have been going to church all my life and started studying a little more in depth more recently, and never heard those verses presented that way. It's really interesting and helps make sense of soooo many other passages and questions that are out there. Wow.

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