The Genesis Account of Creation

By David J. Stewart

“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

       Someone has stated that The word BIBLE is an acronym (B.I.B.L.E.) for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. I like that and know it is very true. There's a lot more that God didn't tell than He did reveal; but God gave us everything that we need to know.

God created the world in an orderly fashion. The Bible gives us incredible information in the Book of Genesis concerning the origins of life, mankind and the universe. It is important to notice the distinction between the word created and made in Genesis Chapter one.

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
—Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

The following video shows how Swiss watches are assembled. This particular watch sells for $150,000!!! As you watch this video, consider that an explosion could no more create the universe than such a chaotic release of energy could create an intricate luxury watch. Notice that Psalms 102:25 mentions God's hands. Literally, God made the universe and everything in it. Only a wicked person and a complete fool would dare claim that such amazing complexity just HAPPENED! Watch how the watch maker uses his hands with precision, observing minute details through a magnifying lens, wearing protecting finger covers, working in a clean room and articulately assembling every part in a specific plan and order. Do you really believe that empty space just went KABOOM and then there was a universe with no God? 

Only a wicked person and a complete fool would dare claim that such amazing complexity just HAPPENED! Romans 1:22, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” Are you a fool who thinks he is wise?

Most people are familiar with the story of creation from Genesis Chapter one, but the following quote is something you likely have never heard before. Here's an eye-opening quote from Dr. Younce's book, which further explains this doctrine on page 111...

CHAPTER TWELVE

THE REMODELING

We have previously discussed the difference between "created" ( Hebrew "bara") and "made" (Hebrew "asah"). To briefly refresh your memory; "created" means that God created something that at no time in the past had ever existed. "Made," on the other hand means "to form, assemble, and arrange from its previous state of usefulness to that form of beautification, so as to be used by God for His purpose."

It is interesting to notice that from Genesis 1:1 where God created the heavens and the earth; the word "created" (Hebrew "bara") does not appear again until the Fifth Day in Verse 20. Everything from Verse 2 to Verse 19 has to do with remodeling the earth in four days. These elements had previously been associated with the Original Creation, where Lucifer and the angels resided. Lucifer's sin brought about God's judgment on the earth, rendering it "without form and void." The angels are now disembodied spirit beings, leaving the earth uninhabitable and in a chaotic ruin. Now let us see what elements, which were previously created and were with the Original Creation, that God is now going to reactivate and position in His remodeling process.

1. Water. - Nowhere does it say from Verses 2 to 19 that water was created to be used as part of the renovation of the earth. Why would that be? Very simply, because water had already been created and in existence at the Original Creation. Notice in Genesis 1:2, it was water that God used to cover the earth as part of His judgment on the Original Creation (Genesis 1:2).

SOURCE: The Truth About Evolution; Or, Don't Let Satan Make A Monkey Out Of You, by Dr. Max D. Younce

Isn't that interesting? The word “created” in Genesis 1:1 doesn't appear again until Genesis 1:21 on the fifth day of creation. On the second, third and fourth day the Bible uses the word “made” instead. The word created in Hebrew is absolute, meaning that God created something from nothing. However, the word “made” is much broader in application and means that God remodeled what had been previously created.

Dr. Max D. Younce has written an excellent exegesis on this controversial subject of a Young Earth verses an Old Earth...

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Without Form And Void (an exegeses of Genesis 1:1-2)

"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." —Hebrews 11:3

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