In the Beginnining
The Creation of the World
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis: Origins, Beginnings
In the Beginning (time), God (force), created (action),
the Heavens (space), and the Earth (matter).
A loving, eternal, all powerful, personal God
created us in His image for a purpose
Nothing X Nobody = EVERYTHING
The lie that the universe as we know it today evolved over millions of years is the most sophisticated, complex and highly educated lie in existence.
- It is an obvious and direct attack on the Bible, on a Creator, and on any accountability to a transcendent God.
- It is promoted to kids starting with cartoons and Kindergarten, mandated to be taught without question or competition by schools, driven home by higher education, depicted relentlessly in movies, museums, books and the media.
Even though it is an impossible and irrational and on closer inspection and absurd concept, evolution and millions of years is still presented as indisputable FACT while with anything else being “anti-science”.
It’s not easy to impose millions of years and evolution on Genesis 1.
There is absolutely nothing in that section of Scripture, or for that matter any other place in the Bible, to allow for such a bizarre interpretation as evolution.
They do that to accommodate the Bible to godless, irrational, and impossible evolution.
Millions of Years: Uniformitarianism
Everything just continues the same way we observe it today in this long, multi-billion year process.
- However, the Bible doesn’t allow for any such thing, any such illusion as “things have always been the way we see them NOW”
2 Peter 3:5–6 (NKJV) 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
Was Genesis 1:1 followed by a long gap of time which billions of years and evolution can fit into?
You can look at this issue from the standpoint of honest science and have all of the affirmation you want for a young earth. Various physical chronometers, chemical measuring items used to establish the earth’s and heavens’ age, you can see real science will yield you an accurate answer if you understand this one thing: that when God created the earth,
There is nothing in Genesis 1 to hint at, imply or leave room for billions of years.
- It is only inserted to accommodate “science”
- Rather than letting the Bible be authoritative, science demands the Bible be tortured to fit its ever changing “truth”.
Honest science that observes the same evidence we observe could never follow that evidence to evolution and uniformitarianism.
God created the Heavens and Earth as it is. He created it mature. He created it with the appearance of age.
- Mature trees, animals, man, rivers, hills, light… all mature.
- Stars with light in transit from “billions of light years away”.
Logic, reason, physical evidence and true unbiased science leads directly to exactly what God reveals in Genesis 1-11.
Genesis 1:1 (NKJV) 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Show the slides from “The Size of Things”
The plain meaning of Genesis 1:1 is unmistakable.
- Let the Bible determine your system of belief…
- Or bring your system of belief to the Bible and make the Bible fit it.
“The only proper way to interpret Genesis 1 is not to ‘interpret’ it at all. That is, we accept the fact that it was meant to say exactly what it says.” (Morris)
“Where the Bible makes plain sense,
seek no other sense,
lest you turn it into nonsense”.
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