The creation account of how the universe came to exist is exciting for most people. It almost appears as though humanity was designed to seek out answers to gain an understanding of the unknown. There is an ever-present curiosity that drives us to seek out our origins.
Genesis 1:1-2 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and empty; and darkness was over the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. First Creation Day 3 And God said,... Continue Reading →
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”—Genesis 1:1. When Was “the Beginning”? The Genesis creation account begins with the simple, powerful statement: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1) More and more Bible scholars are agreeing that this statement describes an action, which is separate from the... Continue Reading →
How is it that there could be light before the sun was made, or so it would seem? The problem arises because the creation account comes across as though the sun was not created until the fourth day (1:14-16), yet there was light on the first day (1:3). The solution to this Bible difficulty lies below.
The Hebrew word is erets in both verse 1 and verse 10. Erets refers to (1) earth, as contrasted to the heavens (Gen 1:1); (2) or more restricted to all the dry land of the earth (1:10); (3) or restricted even further by referring to just the land of a certain section of the earth…
Genesis 1:1 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Over the past 200 years, the scientific community and the Bible scholars of Christianity have engaged in battle. Scientists believe they have proved the Genesis account as being nothing more than a myth or legend, being no... Continue Reading →
There are over a dozen different interpretations concerning the creative days of Genesis. Herein we will consider the main four in an effort to make our point. First, there is the young-earth view that asserts that all physical creation was produced in just six literal 24-hour days sometime between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago. Second,... Continue Reading →