Creation-Myth, Fairy Tale, Big Bang or Awesome Work of God?
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. E (KJV)
Since to all Christians, the Bible is the truth, then we can safely say that the story of creation is not a myth, a fairy tale or a story of fantasy. The world did not come around from a Bing Bang as the scientists claim. The world was formed from the awesome potter in the sky, the Lord God.
Even hundreds of years after man first inhabited the world, King David acknowledges the creation of the world to the hands of God. In Psalm 19:1-4, (KJV) he wrote:
- The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament showeth his handiwork.
- Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge
- There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard.
- Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun.
Some will argue that the Old Testament is inaccurate since many of the stories were spoken and handed down from generation to generation. The original stories may be distorted, that when men learned how to write, the stories may be totally different from the original ones. However, take a look at several verses from the New Testament. These are living proof-supporting documentation that God created the world:
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything that was made. (KJV)
Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as thou they were. (KJV)
Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
Of the three above verses, the first one is the only one that talks about the beginning of the earth and the universe. However, it is not the beginning of God, He is eternal. He has always been here.
If God is eternal then why isn’t Heaven eternal?
Heaven is eternal. The heaven that Christians will eventually go to live for eternity is actually the third heaven as stated in 2 Corinthians 12:2, “I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth such a one caught up to the third heaven” (KJV). The heavens that God created is the air, sky and entire universe. This will not be eternal.
Sharing the Word: Genesis-The Gap Theory
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (KJV).
This is the first verse of the first chapter of the first book of the Bible. God has been here from the beginning. If we believe this, then we must believe the entire Bible. If we accept God and take his word, we have faith.
Genesis 1:2 “And the earth was without form, and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”(KJV).
There are two different viewpoints to the first two verses of Genesis Chapter 1. Verse one obviously states that God created the world we live in. Verse two explains how the world was nothing and God’s presence was there. However, there is a theory that God created the world twice. He created it in verse one, then in verse two it is nothing. The Gap theory suggests that some cataclysmic event happened between these two verses. If this theory is correct, it can explain the existence of dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.
Isaiah 14:12 states “How are thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations” (KJV).
If the Gap theory is true, then Satan may have been banished from heaven between verse s 1 and 2. Since anything he touches is destroyed, God’s original creation may have been thrown into chaos.
Why would God create something so it would be destroyed? Maybe that was his intention to recreate the world and include man. He is all knowing and knew that man would sin. To give men salvation, he knew he would have to send Jesus down to the earth at the right time to save mankind and defeat Satan.
The other viewpoint, which most Christians agree on is that verse two is describing what the world was before God used his mighty hands to create it. In other words, the world was nothing.
Whatever viewpoint is correct will be a mystery to us until we meet God face-to-face. However, in order for you to have that encounter you must believe in him and believe that he is the true living God. How can we, who are not perfect will ever get a chance to be with the heavenly father and reside in heaven with him and his son Jesus Christ? We think that if we live perfect lives, which is impossible to do, that we will gain admittance to heaven. None of us will ever have a chance to reach God. However, there is hope.
Ezekiel 28:12 “Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty” (KJV).
This verse is from the Old Testament. It is a prophecy of Jesus being sent to the earth. He is perfect in many ways.
Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him” KJV).
Even if we spend out entire life doing well, if we do not have faith, God will not be happy with us. God will reward the faithful with eternal life. The more we seek God, the more he answers. When we are faithful and accept his existence, he proves his existence.
The Holy Bible KJV
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