The Creation Story (As Told by the FSB)

Creation begins with the separation of light and darkness. Interestingly, God creates light before he creates any sources of light. Some have speculated that God’s glory served as the initial source of light. The FSB study notes point out that the order of creation is consistent with the ancient perception of the universe. An article by Michael Heiser explains this, and this helpful chart is included to illustrate.

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Six times in the first chapter of Genesis, God affirms his creation as “good” or in a right relationship with him. This changes a few chapters later when, because of sin, God curses the earth and all its inhabitants.

The first day, and all the subsequent days of creation, close with an expression: “evening and morning.” Ken Ham is a staunch literalist, meaning he interprets the seven days of creation as 24-hour periods of time. But there are several different approaches to the creation narrative. For a quick summary of some ways the creation story is perceived by theologians, refer to the table, “Interpretation of Days in Genesis.”

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The FSB study notes point out how Genesis 1 provides a subtle critique of prevailing ancient–Near Eastern beliefs by deliberately avoiding the words for “sun” and “moon” that carried idolatrous undertones. The writer makes it clear that these two bits of creation respectively rule over the daytime and nighttime only at the creator’s divine appointment.

One of the most exciting applications of Genesis 1 for me is the precedent of creativity that God sets for mankind. Trey Boden explains in his devotional article about creativity:

To understand our place in the drama of creation, we should look at how God created us. God made us in His image to give Him glory through service and love to the world. Because we are made in His image, we can assume that we have a likeness of His creative spirit within us. God initiated this sharing in His creative works by giving Adam the tasks of cultivating the garden (Genesis 2:15) and naming the animals (Genesis 2:20). The major difference between God’s creative action and ours, however, is that God has the power to create something from nothing.

The creation story closes in Genesis 1:27’s summary of mankind’s origin:

So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

The FSB study notes summarize the first chapter of Genesis with this huge infographic (click to enlarge) that depicts the seven days of creation like never you’ve never seen it before.

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To explore the creation narrative and the rest of Scripture in a new way, download the free Faithlife Study Bible on your smartphone or tablet today.

Comments

  1. says

    I have the app for faith life. I like having the availability of Bible and other information wherever I am. I just wish you had a Bible that uses the name of our creator in it. He says his name is forever and to be proclaimed in all the earth. There is only one Creator and his name is YHVH. According to the root of YHVH, which is HVH pronounced havah the pronunciation of YHVH is YaHavah. For thousands of years we have been denied the knowledge of his name and the fact that there is only one YaHavah Elohim. Elohim is a plural form, but more importantly is a word of deference and is so in most of its Bible usage. The levels of deference are: YHVH is one supreme deity and creator-no one is equal to him, Jesus is deity by his birth and anointed in the Spirit of YHVH according to prophecy-YHVH’s Spirit anoints believers through Jesus, and humans are elohim at levels of leadership such as judges or magistrates. YHVH appoints magistrates and judges. Elohim should never have been translated to God. YHVH should never have been translated to LORD. The same goes for the Greek Theos. It was oppression, captivities, and exposure to other gods that caused the name YHVH Elohim from being spoken. It should be reinstated in the whole Bible. My Word of YHVH Bible (WYB) has his name and it helps to expose false doctrines. The link on my site to the WYB was broken but now is working for those who would like to explore the possibilities of honoring our ONE supreme deity. http://www.fireofthelord.com

    • Hamilton Ramos says

      Blessings to all believers in Christ especially Mary Lewis.

      I am not an expert, but I like to read, research and talk to knowledgeable people about the important topic of our Self-existent Creator and related topics.
      I consider myself a Christian, and I am trying to find out the truth as per the Apostle’s doctrine, and I think this quest to be a non-delegable responsibility of each human being.

      With respect to the interesting comment you posted Mary, I have a couple of questions, maybe you can help clarify something for me:

      1) Was not actually Yahweh the name of the one and only Creator (the only self-existent being)?, and has He not decided to be called Yahshua (God saves) when in human form, so that our Jesus Christ could actually be Yahshua Christ? [Jesus being a transliteration, but not an actual Jewish name].
      (I have read a lot of articles, but I am not sure who is more accurate in the actual spelling of the Creator’s name). [note that in hebrew Halleluyah means “praise ye the Lord”, being Yah short for Yahweh]

      2)another question is: 2 Timothy 2:19 says: “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
      Do you think that it could be dangerous for people to be naming the one and only Creator by His chosen name, even though most have not fully departed iniquity?

      3) Lastly, in Acts 2:38 we read: “And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit [in the bible you mention says “Spirit of YHWH”].
      In accordance with this, in most passages (if not all) describing baptism in the Bible, it says that people were being baptized in the name of the Rock of our Salvation: Jesus Christ.
      Any comment on this?

      On a different note, I heard that science has discovered that before visible light came to be, there was cosmic light first. That agrees with the 2 light creations passages in the Bible. Has anyone heard about it too?

      Thanks ahead of time for the attention, and for any clarifying comment that you can provide.

      • says

        Reply to Hamilton Ramos

        QUESTION 1) Was not actually Yahweh the name of the one and only Creator (the only self-existent being)?, and has He not decided to be called Yahshua (God saves) when in human form, so that our Jesus Christ could actually be Yahshua Christ? [Jesus being a transliteration, but not an actual Jewish name].
        (I have read a lot of articles, but I am not sure who is more accurate in the actual spelling of the Creator’s name). [note that in hebrew Halleluyah means “praise ye the Lord”, being Yah short for Yahweh]

        RESPONSE 1) You have asked some very heavy questions. In this question, you asked about Yah and YHVH. Without realizing it, you asked about the word Elohim. There are a multitude of beliefs concerning all three titles.

        The contraction, YAH (H3050), also translated to LORD, is used 49 times—two (2) in Exodus, forty-three (43) in Psalms, and four (4) in Isaiah.

        Now, about the Hebrew proper name, YHVH also called the Four Letters.

        The root word for Yahweh is HWH. I found no Hebrew HWH in Young’s Analytical Concordance. Proponents of this name use the definition given for HVH. There has been much discussion on whether the Hebrew letter yud is vav or waw. My early studies 30 years ago favored the vav.

        Below is a comparison of the KJV and the Hebrew. Note that the Hebrew words referenced as H3068 and H430 are YHVH Elohim which have a very specific meaning, while LORD God is a set of ambiguous titles that can mean whatever someone chooses them to mean.

        Genesis 2:4 KJV— TheseH428 are the generationsH8435 of the heavensH8064 and of the earthH776 when they were created,H1254 in the dayH3117 that the LORDH3068 GodH430 madeH6213 the earthH776 and the heavens,H8064

        Genesis 2:4 Hebrew— אלהH428 תולדותH8435 השׁמיםH8064 והארץH776 בהבראםH1254 ביוםH3117 עשׂותH6213 יהוהH3068 אלהיםH430 ארץH776 ושׁמים׃H8064

        Genesis 2:4 WYB— These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that YHVH Elohim made the earth and the heavens,

        The root of a word determines the meaning and pronunciation of the whole word; therefore, we must determine the root word of YHVH, spelled in Hebrew, yud, hey, vav, hey. Once the root is known, pronunciation of a word or name is said to be fairly easy. Finding the root of YHVH means, we must go deeper into the meaning as it is given in the Bible.

        Satan is the author of confusion and division. Every step we take to cancel out his confusion and division is one-step closer to the whole truth.

        Even though some say there is no way to know how to pronounce the Hebrew Four Letters; he gave us the root knowledge of his name in one of the most quoted OT Scriptures. Ambiguity has concealed this extremely important knowledge far too long. The primary word unit of YHVH is HVH pronounced hävah meaning, be or to exist from Strong’s reference numbers H1933 and H1934. Relative to our Creator, hävah is life or existence. Logic demands that YHVH be pronounced YaHavah. But there is more.

        HVH is a primitive root related to another primitive root HYH pronounced häyah and meaning to exist, be, or become from Strong’s reference number H1961. These two are a lexical family.

        Although Moses used the name YHVH Elohim in the Genesis account, the Israelites did not know their God by that name until the Exodus. Moses wrote the first five books during Israel’s wilderness journey. YaHavah himself provides the whole meaning, pronunciation, and individuality of his name and person using the primitive roots häyah and hävah in just two well-known Bible verses.

        Exodus 3:14-15—And Elohim said to Moses, HYH who [is] HYH said, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, HYH has sent me to you. 15—And Elohim said moreover to Moses, Thus shall you say to the children of Israel, YHVH Elohim of your fathers, the Elohim of Abraham, the Elohim of Isaac, and the Elohim of Jacob, has sent me to you, this [is] My name forever, and this [is] my memorial to all generations.

        HYH who [is] HYH is the same phrase other Bible versions translate to I AM that I AM. The phrase I AM is vague, again losing the meaning of the original language. The early Israelites knew that HYH (häyah) means, to exist or the one who exists. From Adam up to and during the Egyptian captivity of the Hebrew people, they only knew their God as El Almighty. They knew that HYH and HVH both mean the same thing and that they both express the infinity, omnipresence, omnipotence, and omniscience of their El Almighty, though they expressed those attributes in other ways described in the WYB appendix under the heading, The Names of YaHavah. Again, the evidence indicates that the correct pronunciation of YHVH is YaHävah; at least the connotation of his existence and presence is retained in that pronunciation.

        Next about Elohim translated to God in Genesis 1:1 then connected to YHVH in Genesis 2:4.

        This word is first used in Genesis 1:1—In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth.
        Elohim appears in the OT 2,601 times—2,359 times in reference to YaHavah, 240 times in reference to other gods, judges, or magistrates, and 2 times in deference to believers as sons of Elohim. The definition of Elohim, as it is used in the Bible, is more about deference than plurality. For YHVH Elohim it means “one Supreme Deity.” For Jesus, it carries the next level of deference as “Deity” because his Father is Deity and his mother was human. For humans, it means, “judge or magistrate, or any other form of leadership.”

        The teaching that Jesus was present in heaven at creation comes from a focus on the plurality of the title Elohim instead of deference of YHVH. This particular doctrine is compounded by the belief that John called Jesus the Word in John 1:1. This teaching states that Jesus was in heaven and known by the name Word at the creation and was the creator. Actually, John was giving affirmation to the one Supreme Deity of Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 2:4.

        John 1:1 WYB—In the beginning was the word, and the word was with YHVH Elohim, and the word was YHVH. 2—The same was in the beginning within YHVH. 3—All things were made by reason of him and without him was not anything made that was made. 4—In him is life; and his life is the light of men. 5—And his light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

        John 1:1-5 paraphrased with his name—In the beginning was the word, and the word was with YaHavah Elohim, and the word was YaHavah. 2—His word was in the beginning within YaHavah. 3—All things were made by reason of YaHavah and without YaHavah was not anything made that was made. 4—In YaHavah is his Spirit; and his Spirit is the light of men. 5—And the light of his Spirit shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

        So what can we learn about the title, Elohim? The suffix “im” tells us that it is a plural form of El which is deity. Plural can mean more than one or one greater than all. Exegetically, in the overall context of the Bible as it concerns YHVH and his creation, Elohim is used primarily as a word of deference rather than plurality. The plurality of the word Elohim is the focus used in the eisegesis of false doctrine, which implies many gods completely ignoring the aspect of deference. Elohim, when used in reference to our Creator, means ONE Supreme Deity as one greater than all.

        QUESTION 2) another question is: 2 Timothy 2:19 says: “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.”
        Do you think that it could be dangerous for people to be naming the one and only Creator by His chosen name, even though most have not fully departed iniquity?

        RESPONSE 2) 2Timothy 2:19—Nevertheless the foundation of YHVH stands sure, having this seal, the Lord knows them that are his. And, let everyone that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

        This verse explains that those who are anointed (sealed) by the Spirit through Jesus Christ should depart from false teaching. In verses 14-18, Paul encouraged Timothy not to listen to those who said the resurrection is past, which of course is error. The resurrection of true believers is future.

        QUESTION 3) Lastly, in Acts 2:38 we read: “And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit [in the bible you mention says “Spirit of YHWH”].
        In accordance with this, in most passages (if not all) describing baptism in the Bible, it says that people were being baptized in the name of the Rock of our Salvation: Jesus Christ.
        Any comment on this?

        RESPONSE 3) There is only one use of the phrase Rock of our salvation and that is in Psalm 95. It is not speaking of Jesus but YHVH. YHVH is our salvation through Jesus Christ, or if preferred, Yeshuah HaMachiach because it is the seal or anointing in the Spirit of YaHavah that marks true believers for the first resurrection when Jesus is seen returning on a cloud.

        Psalm 95
        1—O come, let us sing to YHVH: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2—Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise to him with Psalm. 3—For YHVH [is] a great El, and a great King above all els (gods).

        4—In his hand [are] the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills [is] his also. 5—The sea [is] his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry [land]. 6—O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before YHVH our maker.

        7—For he [is] our Elohim; and we [are] the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today if you will hear his voice, 8—harden not your heart, as in the provocation, [and] as [in] the day of testing in the wilderness: 9—when your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work. 10—Forty years long was I grieved with [this] generation, and said, It [is] a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: 11—to whom I swore in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.

        Regarding your reference to two light creations, perhaps it would be easier for someone to answer your question with a reference or two of same.

        I hope my responses have satisfied your questions.

        • Hamilton Ramos says

          Thank you very much for your quick and detailed answer. Forgive me for not answering earlier to thank you.

          Now that I think of it, I remember that the first Bible I read (Catholic in Spanish) instead of the LORD, it uses Yahve.
          As the noble Bereans, I will look deeply into the knowledge you kindly shared with us, to see if it is so.

          I just want you to note that to my understanding, the relationship between YHVH and Yeshuah HaMaschiach is eventually a converging one:

          YHVH in His normal state is Spirit, but one His characteristic is Fire: Deuteronomy 4:24; Hebrews 12:29.

          So if He was to approach us as Spirit, He would melt us away: Exodus 24:17.

          So YHVH decides to use a tabernacle to shield His emanating power (and not melt us away) when interacting with us: Hebrews 9:11, Colossians 1:15, Colossians 2:9.

          And YHVH from the beginning planned to be with us (close and personal):Isaiah 41:4, Isaiah 52:6.

          At His Presence we all fall down in awe: Ezekiel 1:28, Ezekiel 3:23, Ezekiel 43:3, Revelation 1:17.

          Both wicked and godly will kneel down to recognize who is truly the Boss (YHVH): Isaiah 45:23, Romans 14:11.

          YHVH is our Paraclete: Isaiah 51:12.

          YHVH will manifest Himself as one (shielded by His tabernacle to protect us from melting away) to the believers at the end: Zechariah 14:9, Isaiah knew this from the Spirit of YHVH: Isaiah 9:6, note He is both Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace at the same time.

          YHVH was with us all along (theophany of the tabernacle (Jesus, the word who would eventually be made flesh) used to shield His supernatural and consuming being): I Corinthians 10:4. [note how Rock and Jesus are interchangeable here].

          John at Patmos got to see a preview of the fulfillment of Zechariah 14:9 in Revelation 1: 10 – 19.

          Recapping: YHVH not to melt us away will deal with us in human form as described in Revelation 1: 10 – 19. While in this human form, His name is Jesus Christ (Yeshua HaMaschiach). [one name as per Zecharia 14:9].

          This jibes well with Deuteronomy 6:4.

          The Rock of our Salvation (YHVH) of the OT, is essentially the same being (only in human form) as the one in Revelation 1: 10 – 19, (only shielded in a perfect tabernacle). YHVH is true to His word: Isaiah 41:4, Isaiah 52:6.

          That is why I say Jesus Christ is the Rock of our Salvation, and that is why according to the Apostle’s doctrine we are to be baptized in His Name as prescribed in Acts 2:38.

          This is so far what YHVH has showed me (synthesized) in my quest for the knowledge of my Creator. Shalom.

          To meditate:Deuteronomy 32:4, II Samuel 22:3, Psalms 19:14, Psalms 31:3, Psalms 62:7, Psalms 71:3, Psalms 73:26, Psalms 92:15, Psalms 94:22, Psalms 95:1.

          PS: Mary, have you thought of making the books that states your beliefs available in a Logos 5 collection, and of maybe making a mobile ed videos to explain some of the key points you consider critical?

          Note: I am very respectful of the different Christian’s beliefs, I just happen to be more of a “teach the controversy” kind of person, and let everyone with the help of the Spirit of YHVH chose what they think is right.

          I Thessalonians 5:21. [Salvation is personal, and few find the true and narrow way].

          To all believers that earnestly try to edify the Body of Christ: I hope YHVH rewards you richly for the effort and for the Christlikeness showed in doing so. [exerting your gifts to help others grow in knowledge and grace].

      • says

        To Hamilton Ramos
        The convergence of YHVH and Jesus is strictly by the presence of the Spirit of YaHavah in the anointing of his Spirit. YHVH and Jesus are and always will be separate persons. Human relationship with YHVH was lost by Adam’s sin and restored through Jesus’ obedience and accepting his death in our stead. We have access to the anointing and presence of the Spirit of YaHavah within us through Jesus and need not fear being melted away. The only ones who will suffer his wrath and fire are those who sin against him. I perceive that your concept of YHVH may keep you from knowing him close and personal. Fear of YHVH means to have deep respect and love for him knowing he gives life and takes it away. He does not want to lose anyone, but many choose to do it their way and will suffer for that choice.

        You said: He is both Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace at the same time.

        Response: YHVH and Jesus are separate. The Spirit of the Father comes to us through the Son and we who believe remain separate persons.

        Response to your suggestion to write books and make videos: I have studied the Bible for 35 years and share my books, articles, and Word of YHVH Bible for free from my site–for at least 20 years. I obey the Lord and put my work in his hands. I am 75 years of age. In all of my 35 years as a Christian, you and Anthony Buzzard are the only ones who have taken the time to discuss the Bible and share beliefs with Christian love and respect.

        If you care to view and download my books, you are very welcome to visit http://www.fireofthelord.com

        • Hamilton Ramos says

          Good morning:

          Thanks for speaking your mind and sharing with me your point of view.

          Sorry for not being able to answer before (I have been busy).

          I do agree with you that Jesus is different from YHVH, He is the Word made flesh to sacrifice himself for us : Colossians 2:13.

          I am referring to Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh with the fullness of YHVH dwelling in HIm : Colossians 2:9

          Note: how did Jesus (the Word made flesh) became Jesus Christ: John 1:31-34.

          To my understanding no human could withstand having the Spirit of YHVH permanently in them until Jesus came and was able to.

          To the Virgin Mary it was announced that she was to have a holy being: Luke 1:35.

          Taking this into account, If the child to be born was holy, It meant that the whole Zygote was put in Mary’s womb by the Spirit of YHVH, and that is why He is referred as a stone not cut by human hands: Daniel 2:45, or as a Tabernacle not of this creation: Hebrews 9:11.

          So basically many think that Jesus is the wisdom talked about in Proverbs 8:22 – 36.

          He became Jesus Christ when the Spirit of YHVH came down and stayed in Him.

          It is clear to me that there will be a distinction between YHVH and His Word made flesh, but I stated that according to Zecharaia 14:9 YHVH will manifest to us as one, just as John saw it in Revelation 1: 10-19.

          I mentioned that I would like to see your beliefs in a Logos 5 collection because that way it could be searched more easily and cross referenced to other resources.

          I hope a new generation of Christians, (more tolerant of each other), start to raise, in the search for the mysteries of the Kingdom of light to which we all want to become a part of.

          Remember that even if some of our brothers and sisters treat us a little rough, or hurt us without realizing it, Our Father who is in heaven loves us and understands our motives and intentions, and maybe is pleased to see us struggling in our limited mental power to understand His wonderful mysteries and ways.

          Blessings to you and to all believer in Christ.

          • says

            Peace to you and yours,

            Hamilton stated— So basically many think that Jesus is the wisdom talked about in Proverbs 8:22 – 36.

            As you know, the Proverbs personifies wisdom, understanding, sin, and so on to help the human mind to understand. Creation occurred in the wisdom of YHVH. Jesus was born in the wisdom of YHVH. YHVH is wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, and strength.

            I once received a visitation from the Angel of YHVH. He spoke in the voice of YHVH and I was in the Spirit of YHVH while he was present. It was unlike anything I have ever experienced or ever will until Jesus returns. I received visions but was told I would not remember what they were. It seemed like it should have been hours to show me what I saw in the visions, but was only a few minutes, if that long. I can only remember the occasion of the visitation, the instruction that what I saw was to be locked in my memory for another time, and the words he gave me which are, “open your heart and know my great love, and open your mind and know my great wisdom.” His voice was magnificent. That happened 50 years ago and has brought me through many difficult times even though I did not know what to whole thing and the words meant. I knew nothing of such things as angel visitations because I had never read the Bible and did not attend church more than a few times in my first 40 years of my life. It was two weeks before my 40th birthday that I heard the truth of Jesus Christ and became born again by the Spirit. It was the same anointing Jesus received at his baptism and the disciples received at Pentecost. I have been studying and writing about the Bible ever since because that is the gift he gave me to share with the world. I have no degree in Theology but I know now that the love and wisdom of YHVH is in Jesus Christ. His purpose for being born was to save as many from the wrath of YHVH at the end as will hear the truth of Jesus’ first and second coming.

            Jesus is holy because he is the only begotten son of our Creator. Jesus is both human and Elohim but never greater than YHVH even though he now sits on the throne of heaven next to his Father. John knew more about Jesus and YHVH than any other of the first disciples. When he wrote John 1:1-5 he was not saying Jesus is the Word. He was affirming that YHVH, his Spirit, and his spoken word are one, not three. He said the same thing that Genesis 1:1-5 tells us, that the Spirit of YHVH moved over the deep and when he spoke there was light because he is the light and the life. John was saying that YHVH spoke the heavens and the earth into being by the power of his own Spirit and spoken word. This statement is confirmed throughout the whole Bible. Often when I read the Bible my heart feels the pain that Jesus feels for all who have turned a deaf ear to the words YHVH has given us.

            Thank you for all of your candid thoughts and a heart searching for truth. My books and bible are still free on my website.
            If you wish to converse more, you can go to my site and email me.
            Shalom

  2. Judy Notestine says

    It was disappointing to see your words and inferences immediately showing your bias toward an old earth (and disdain for a young earth?). You contrast Ken Ham, by himself, as if there are not the many (including PhD prepared scientists) who also interpret the six days of creation as 24 hour days, against theologians (as a group) who apparently are more knowledgeable because they know all about the alternate views of the meaning of a day.

    Old earth beliefs cause serious theological problems related to whether or not Adam and Eve actually were real people and whether the wages of sin is death, thus the need for a Savior.

    The theologians, who accept these alternative views, believing in an old earth, are putting their trust in the word of fallible secular scientists who have rejected God, instead of trusting in the infallible Word of God. They ignore the fact that numerous PhD scientists in all fields believe in a literal six-day creation and young earth and have demonstrated from their fields of study how scientific observations are consistent with a young earth. Many of these scientists were educated in secular universities and work in secular environments. You can find books and articles from such scientists on websites such as Creation Ministries International as well as Answers in Genesis.

  3. keijo leppioja says

    Soo fantastic of God to made that the world by his the word to speaking out and that was so strong the power and life came to the earth and the light and so thankful and beautiful althings was befor sin who kill so much good and to destroy and hurt.But Jesus came and rescued us from the death and from sin and from darkness and the lifght came and be with us by the Holy Spirit, thanks and bless,keijo Sweden

  4. Bryant says

    @Judy,
    I am always fascinated by the different interpretations by individuals who will fall in one camp or the other, at the expense of the fellowship we should enjoy collectively. Suffice to say, there is not enough space or time for that matter to dive into an already worn out debate over OE Vs. YE. There is so much we do not know and yet and by God’s gift to humanity (mind power) to explore the richness of his glory has he would allow. We have discovered many wonderful things, both micro and macro relative to what we can know. The whole expanse of the universe is incomprehensible to humanity, and yet we look outwardly deeply contemplating the vastness and unique quality of time we associate with things. simply we do not know. the bible tells the origins of the patriarchs who would eventually become the chosen people of God and ultimately the people of God who accept Christ Lord and savior. It is a profound mystery whether old or young. J. Vernon McGee said it best, 6,000 years or 6 billion years, without a walk with the Lord it won’t matter.

  5. Victor Robidas says

    I think we should accept that translation in English language uses God very often and since there is only one God (I Am that I Am), I'm confident that I am not or neither does anyone else insulting God……

  6. Victor Robidas says

    Let us respect that God’s Word has been translated in many languages and that the word God is certainly not displeasing to our creator… When we preach the Gospel, we refer to God very often as the Father, and His son, our Saviour the Lord Jesus Christ… Through God’s grace and love, many people were brought to Him through the Gospel of Jesus Christ! God has blessed the reading of His precious word, regardless of how we refer to Him…. I am speaking of English, and in French it would be Dieux… Let all the glory be His, and lets us all rejoice in the knowledge, that we will spend eternity with Him…

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    After looking a few days on the dilemma of how and when the human race was born, I gave birth to these hypotheses, thanks also to the differences found in Genesis between two stories that seem different, namely the creation of man on the sixth day and then the telling of the story about Adam and Eve. If we read the part of the genesis which explains the creation of man on the sixth day, and then the creation of Adam and Eve, you may notice a detail that differs between the two parts, suggesting that they are two completely different stories. In fact, in Genesis 1:26, we can see that man was created on the sixth day in the image and likeness of God, as in Genesis 5:1 (referring to Adam and Eve) text omits "image", the fact that "image" and "likeness" indicate two similar concepts but different. I think "image" means human nature able to conceive the evil, so the suffering too; instead "likeness" denotes the inherited attributes of God as love, reason, etc. they are both still together. Hypothetically speaking, the man of the sixth day is a creature evolved from monkeys or some other thing, then over time, has developed the reason as we know it today, while Adam and Eve were created in the Garden of Eden, namely in a perfect reality, in which there was no concept of evil, so they were only a "likeness" of God. After that they were created, were expelled from Eden, only to find themselves in this situation, where perhaps, the man who was created in the image and likeness did not exist more because of a mass extinction caused by some natural catastrophe or by "something else"; or perhaps still he existed, and the descendants of Adam and Eve hybridized this species, confirmed in Genesis 6:1,2,3,4, in which he says that the sons of God (which could be the long-lived tall "giants" of Genesis 6:4) married the daughters of men (but may also be refers to the descendants of Cain, who turned away from God). The spirit of God will not dwell forever with the man because he also is flesh, living up to 120 years (mean that men of God who lived up to 900 years later live up to 120 years because of the fact that hybridizing with the daughters of men they are "contaminated" at the genetic level, partially losing genes that enabled him to live a lot longer).

    According to the Bible, Adam and Eve were the first humans created by God, who lived approximately 6,000 years ago. According to the science, humans existed a long time before. The two lines of thought can be easily united, thanks to the omnipotence of God, who in the beginning created humans in a reality where there was no concept of "evil". Metaphorically speaking, Adam and Eve were expelled from this heavenly reality, find himself in another reality, namely in today's reality that we all know, where there is the concept of evil, as well as that of the well; not necessarily a reality where they were the first humans, but the first who experienced firsthand the life God had reserved for them (so they were the first humans in the "perfect" reality). From here it is clear that the story of Adam and Eve does not upset in the least bit the evolutionary linearity, and the seven days of creation relate to a creation took place in the reality of Adam and Eve, where everything was possible, even just create the stars, animals and everything else, without the scientific method and the time needed to have their share. In practice, they were the first men of God; whereas prehistoric man lived before Adam and Eve was a man, but it could be considered as an animal evolved from apes or created by something else, which had two arms and two legs, and that may have hybridized with the descendants of Adam And Eve after they were "moved away" from the "perfect reality". God has endowed man about the concept of "infinity" and "eternity", as well as other questions can not be explained through the use of the scientific method, thus making humans free to believe in God or not, in a reality for us tricky and necessary for the construction and continuation of his project.

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