Some Neat Things In Genesis Chapter 1

Genesis is the Bible book of beginnings. It is the foundation to the rest of the Bible. Either it is TOTALLY trustworthy or it is TOTALLY untrustworthy.
Either it happened the way it is described or it didn’t. If you have to add to it no matter what the reason, then you actually cannot say you trust God. He is the one who had it penned.

In Gen. 1:1 probably one of the most well known verses in the Bible we have God’s creative moment.
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Jehovah God was “the first cause”.  He was the emanation of all that we see, know and understand.  He is the answer to the question of Origins.  Notice what verse one says, “In the BEGINNING” : Before He started His creative works time did not exist.  In the spiritual realm, there is no time, aging  or annihilation,  just energy, infinite energy, it is neither created nor destroyed.  God told Moses that He was all encompassing, self-sustaining, all powerful and eternally existent when He stated: “I AM THAT I AM”.

On the third day this is what happened:

11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

I start here because of something very important.  There are those who do not believe the Bible, they trust man’s reasoning more than God.  They reason since “we know the earth is billions of years old, we have to insert a gap between verses one and two.”  What are some of the reasons they believe the earth is billions of years old?

—-It had to be a molten orb after the big bang. It would take millions upon millions of years to cool down to form the crust, then millions more for the waters to form, then millions more for the water to break up the crust into dirt, and millions more for evolution of life, etc. etc. etc.—-

In Isaiah 45:18 we read:

For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

This verse BLOWS THE IDEA OF AN EARTH THAT COULD NOT BE INHABITED DUE TO IT BEING A MOLTEN MASS OF ROCK APART.

In Genesis 1:

11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

It is important to understand this.  He did not plant seeds, he did not take the years upon years to wait until it was self sustaining, he created fruit trees with fruit, and grass with seed, and vines with grapes fully mature and ripe.  You could look over a plain of wheat that was fully ripe for harvest.  Imagine looking over that vast field, grain stalks gently waving with heads full of seeds.  Turning you can see groves of fruit and nut trees whose branches are bowing under the weight of a full adornment of their bounty.  Turning still further vine and brambles glisten with fully ripe grapes and blackberries that are plump just waiting for birds and animals to burst the sweet abundance of their juice into their mouths to sustain them.

Now, imagine God whisking a “Theistic Evolutionist” onto that scene and tell them to look, and give Him their report of what they are seeing.  What would they say?

“Oh thank you God for allowing  billions of years to pass, so that the molten rock could become soil, and millions of years of evolution to produce all the fruit trees and grain.!”

When God would say to them,”NO, I just made all of this in the past 3 days!”

They would wink at God and say, “We know it takes time for all of this to come into being, look, we can measure the age of the earth by taking a sample for the dirt I am standing on and show it is millions of years old with radiometric dating! (And radiometric dating would show that, that is why they will not test brand new lava, because even though it may be days old, it will show it to be very old.)

In other words, this theistic evolutionist would call God a liar, just like they do today, OR THEY WOULD NOT BE THEISTIC EVOLUTIONISTS.  They do not believe what is written, they have to add to it.

Now look at the 4th day.  He made the Sun, Moon and Stars AFTER he made the Earth and Plants.  Where did the light come from before he made the Sun?  From HIMSELF, just as He is the light in heaven (Acts 9:2, Psalm 104:2).   Notice why he put the stars and other heavenly bodies in the 2nd heaven.  To be for signs and seasons.  The North star was put there as a sign for navigation.  We know what part of the year it is by what constellation is overhead at any given time.  He was not deceiving when he made the light of the stars, their light has a purpose.  We do not know how long it takes light to actually travel through space.  Scientists are now saying we are in a “bubble” where light slows down.  If they do not even know if this is true or not, how can they be trusted with anything related to the time light takes to travel from a star to the earth?

On the fifth day God created the animal kingdoms.  They were full grown.  Birds could already fly, fish could already swim, animals could already walk.

Going back to the third day we find a very interesting fact:

9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

Notice the waters were gathered unto one place or one ocean, and the dry land appeared.  This would be what modern science calls the super-continent of Pangaea.  Of course modern science did not understand this until it was postulated in 1920 by Alfred Wegener.

In Genesis 10:25 we find the time the continents drifted apart.

We also see that every herb was for food, so before man sinned, nothing was poisonous.

I will go over some of the neat things in Gen. 2 in the near future.  Again things that shows modern scientists are just playing catch up to.  One of them is God acted like a anesthesiologist before he operated on Adam.

Next time, “Devastating Earthquakes”

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