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In the Beginning, God - Part 6

Updated on May 2, 2018

What was the process God used for Creation? Does Genesis 2 prove a second creation of God? Who was Lilith? Does she have a place in Scripture? We shall see as we continue in our study.

Did God set the universe in motion and then create through the process of evolution? There can only be three possible methods of creation:

1.) Atheistic evolution; Creation took place by accident. The Big Bang Theory teaches that all the matter in the universe was concentrated into one ball with a density of one hundred trillion times that of water called Ylem, a form of matter hypothesized by proponents of the Big Bang theory to have existed before the formation of the chemical elements. This matter reached a critical point and exploded, resulting in our universe with all the stars, galaxies, and planets we now have.

What are the odds of this just happening? Consider this question. How long would it take a million monkeys on a million typewriters to type out the first 10 words of Genesis 1:1? Answer: Imagine a rock reaching from earth to the nearest star 26 trillion miles away. Once every million years a small bird flies by and removes a grain of sand from the rock until the rock no longer exists. After he has removed four rocks this size, a monkey would have typed out Genesis 1:1.

This is absolutely nothing compared to a living cell developing by random processes. A free-living cell requires 239 individual protein molecules. What would be the chances of the first molecule developing by a random process? The least number of amino acids in a protein molecule is 410. The chances of this happening by chance are like flipping a coin 410 times and coming up heads every time.

Mathematically, the answer would be 10 to the 123rd power (1 followed by 123 zeros). Taking into consideration that 239 protein molecules are needed, this would then become 10 to the 12,345 power (1 followed by 12, 345 zeros).

2.) Theistic evolution – God caused the Big Bang, then evolution finished the work. The problem – This would require all the “chance” work of theistic evolution.

3.) Special Creation – God created the heaven and the earth just as He said.

Now, think for a moment on this. What is “nothing” and how could God create from it? What do you see when you see nothing? Imagine you are standing in a room with nothing. What do you see? No furniture? No windows nor curtains? How about no walls? No air. No dark? No light?

God does not live in the same sphere or dimension as we. Not to be confused with Sci-fi, but God exists outside of time, space, and matter – literally another dimension we know very little about. Jesus teaches His disciples to pray thus in Matthew 6:9 - “. . . Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.” The Bible does not mention much of this place called Heaven, God’s throne room.

In this area of life, there is no time, space, or matter for God created them all in Genesis 1:1). He spoke the worlds into existence (Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 14, 20, 24, 25).

The Hebrew word for heaven in verse 1 is shâmayim shâmeh and seems to carry with it the meaning both of the clouds of heaven and the starry heavens. God’s throne room is in the third heaven, a place where eternity exists for we learn in Isaiah 57:15,For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; Eternity constitutes a place of no beginning and no end. We live in a dimension of time, space, and matter. God does not. The only thing that existed before time, space, and matter was God’s eternal presence. God’s personality contains His omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. He has the ability to create by the spoken word.

Today we hold the written Word in our hands. Make no mistake, we have been touched by the living Word, Jesus Christ!

Unfortunately, as we approach Genesis chapter 2, we will need to discuss another problem. Actually, the problem is an extension of the gap theory mixed with some mythology. We must learn to take the Bible at face value, and realize it means exactly what it says.

It is commonly taught that Genesis 2 explains the re-creation of the world and man. Different facts, they say, are given and do not line up with Genesis 1. Therefore, another creation took place. The first creation supposedly was before the fall of satan and before he caused the earth to become without form and void.

Yes, there are different facts revealed, but they certainly do line up with chapter 1. We are given more information in chapter 2 concerning the one and only creation.

We read in Genesis 2:1-3, “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.” God reiterates the fact of a six-day creation with rest on the seventh day.

I will not belabor the point except to say that the creation described in chapter 2 is the same creation mentioned in chapter 1 of Genesis.

Did I mention mythology? How do people get so off- track on clear Bible teaching? Enter – Lilith.

In Ariela Pelaia’s article, The Legend of Lilith: Origins and History, she mentions, “The biblical book of Genesis contains two contradictory accounts of humanity’s creation.” Then she goes on to mention in the same article, “Lilith is mentioned four times in the Babylonian Talmud, but it is not until the Alphabet of Ben Sira (c. 800s to 900s) that the character of Lilith is associated with the first version of Creation.”

It took nearly 3,000 years for Lilith to twist her way into Scripture. What about biblical interpretation prior to that? No mention of Lilith. Why? Because she never existed.

Ms. Pelaia erroneously concludes that chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis are contradictory, as do many others. Lilith was a way to reconcile this supposed discrepancy.

I will not spend much time in this area of controversy because it simply is not justifiable or worth the effort as it relates to our study in Genesis. But a quick summary of the story of Lilith is this.

Lilith was Adam’s first wife, created along with him and at the same time in Genesis 1:27. She rebelled against Adam and God and ran from both. In the process, she became demonized and sought to murder babies and infants. God then created Eve to take her place in Genesis 2:20-24. Another sick interpretation of Genesis 1:27 is that God created an androgynous being, half-man, and half-woman who God later split into two beings.

The fact of Scripture is that it harmonizes itself. There is no need to read into Scripture what is not there. Chapter 2 was never meant to repeat chapter 1, but rather its purpose is to give more information and add to the description of chapter 1.

That does not seem to be too awfully hard to explain or understand, but satan attacks the book of Genesis over and over. Genesis is the foundational book of the entire Bible. If it can be discredited, cheapened, or destroyed in any way, satan has won a great battle, for he effectively opens the door to discredit, cheapen, or destroy the rest of the book as well. The attacks on Genesis are worth defending.

© 2018 William Kovacic

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    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Yes, Rodric. Fantasy is what it is. It amazes me how people read into scripture what isn't there just to please their own thinking. Oh, well.

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      Rodric Anthony 

      13 months ago from Peoria, Arizona

      Lilith? This is the first time that I heart about that one. Thanks for educating me on those false teachings that crept into the creations story. Eve was no second choice. It does make for good fantasy/sci-fi though.

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      13 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Glad to be of help, Jackie. Lilith is very Pagan. There is nothing that points to her in Scripture - and I mean nothing. Glad you were able to stop by and visit. Always glad to have you!

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      13 months ago from The Beautiful South

      I always wondered about Lilith. Glad you could set that straight for me. I suspected it was a non Christian addition.

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      14 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Tammy, thanks for your added thoughts. I remember your articles on the Monarch butterfly, so I'm adding the link below for anyone who might be interested. It was a great series.

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      Tamarajo 

      14 months ago

      Hi Bill,

      Sorry, I lost track of your series.

      I have to admit that I had never heard of Lillith up until recently. What a bizarre addition not even briefly mentioned in the Scriptures.

      In reference to God being demonstrated as the creator in His creation, I have something to add. I raise monarch butterflies every summer. Their process of transformation could never be explained as accidental or evolutionary. I could go on and on describing the intricate development from egg to butterfly but space does not allow.

      "For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse." Romans 1

      Good presentation Bill

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      14 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks, Lawrence. I'm always glad to see you, and i appreciate your continued encouragement.

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      Lawrence Hebb 

      14 months ago from Hamilton, New Zealand

      Bill

      Really good, concise argument for the validity of the Bible.

      I totally agree with you that Genesis is the foundation on which everything else is built.

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      15 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi, Bill. It only gets confusing when people add to or take away from what is actually said - and that happens a lot, unfortunately. Glad you were able to stop by for a visit. I always look forward to seeing you.

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      Bill Holland 

      15 months ago from Olympia, WA

      It is beyond my comprehension, quite frankly. I leave these discussions to people with greater minds than mine. I find them interesting, but my opinions are based on absolutely nothing but supposition, and as a logical person, supposition is practically worthless to me. :) It is what it is. I respect the opinions of others. I find their theories and faith fascinating.

      Blessings always!

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      15 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Good for you, Dora! When it is looked at in detail, it takes more faith to believe in evolution than it does on creation. More of us should take stands as you did.

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      Dora Weithers 

      15 months ago from The Caribbean

      It is so much simpler to believe the creation story as it is in Genesis 1 and 2. Not long ago, someone called me stupid for believing it. I would feel more stupid if I believed otherwise. Thanks for your presentation.

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      Ivan Tod 

      15 months ago from Chester, ny

      "Another sick interpretation of Genesis 1:27 is that God created an androgynous being, half-man, and half-woman who God later split into two beings."

      Don't men and women alike share all the same hormones and genetics? Doesn't the real difference between a man and a woman come down to only one chromosome? And why do we become androgenous when we get old? And isn't "god" of a dualist nature? And, since god took Adams rib and made Eve it only stands to reason that there was at one time only one "androgenous" gender. Taking from Adams genetic make up to create Eve only goes to show that men and women are essentially the same. So, those whom you claim make sick interpretations of that particular part of the bible are standing on solid ground.

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      Ivan Tod 

      15 months ago from Chester, ny

      "Another sick interpretation of Genesis 1:27 is that God created an androgynous being, half-man, and half-woman who God later split into two beings."

      Don't men and women alike share all the same hormones, chromosomes and genetics? Doesn't the real difference between a man and a woman come down to only one chromosome? And why do we become androgenous when we get old? And isn't "god" of a dualist nature? I think those whom you claim make sick interpretations of that particular part of the bible are standing on good ground.

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      15 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thank you, Larry. I'm glad it was beneficial for you!

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      15 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I stand corrected, Lori. I actually read your hub after I wrote this one, so thanks for the information. Weaven is a wonderful place. I can't wait to get there!

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      Larry W Fish 

      15 months ago from Raleigh

      Very interesting and well said. It filled my mind with information and that gave me the point to look at things a little bit differently at times.

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      Lori Colbo 

      15 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      You have been very thorough here. It's been helpful to me to learn about other ideologies and theories.

      One thing you said here was that we know very little about heaven. The Bible actually has quite a bit more than we realize, particularly the new heaven and the new Earth. I learned this from Randy Alcorn's book called Heaven. He spent 25 years researching it. It's an amazing book. But God has blessedly left many mysteries as well and I'm sure we'll be ecstatic when we discover them. When I wrote my recent article on heaven I gave an Amazon link of the book but HP took it down. Blessings Bill.

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      15 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I have to wonder, Eric, if we evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys? And I have to agree, the Big Bang is out there in left field. When one really looks at evolution, there are so many holes, it can only be classified as a theory, and a very poor one at that.

      I think what a lot of people don't realize is that science in so many ways backs up the biblical account of Creation. But the problem is this - if I am to accept the idea of a creator, then that makes me responsible to Him as His creation. People accept evolution as a substitute to avoid responsibility much of the time. As always, thanks for coming by for a visit.

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      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very well done. A piece worthy of meditating on. Or as most current Bibles call it, "to think of it". Yet; Philippians 4:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

      I think that our current use of evolution is faulty. If we use the original concept of changing in growth or advancement of some living thing evolution takes hold. I have evolved from a child.

      But this Big Bang and primordial ooze notion is just out there in left field. I really like your mathematics. That is so easy to follow.

      I have often wondered about the notion of why everyone is unique. If we followed the evolutionary model, by this time in our development everyone would be the same. Certainly by now the weaker of our species would have been "weeded out".

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