Genesis 1:3-5

Brief Update

Hello. Things have been Crazy for quite some time. This is why I haven’t posted in a while. Things have calmed down for now.

INtroduction to Genesis Chapter 1 verses 3 through 5

These verses deal with God, light and darkness, day and night. Let’s take each individual topic briefly.

God

In this section there are four things God does. God said, it happened in verse 3.. In verse 4 God saw the light was good then He divided the light from the darkness. This actually makes me think a little. How could the light and darkness be together. Well honestly I just don’t know. But God divided them and then in verse five God called the two by different names. The time for the light was day and the time for the darkness was night.

Light and darkness

Not much to say here. God said let there be light and there was. darkness already was there as it states in verse 2. The light became day and the darkness night. And to God the light was good.

Day and Night

Day and night really for the most part go with the light and darkness except they also are stated as the first day in verse five.

Conclusion

Always the conclusion right now is these verses what you believe about them is where you stand in other things you belief. So decide. Did God create things in an orderly manner like the Scripture says He did. Or did they come to be just on their own?


Genesis 1:2

Introduction

Hello everyone. Today I will be talking about Genesis Chapter 1 verse 2. This is not for me the easiest verse to talk about mainly because there are so many interpretations as to what it means. I will simply stay basic. The verse is as follows from the King James Version:

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.

What is this verse really talking about?

Well just for simplicity’s sake let us just stick with what the verse says. Apparently the earth was formless and empty and was covered with water And God’s spirit moved/hoovered some would say brooded upon that water.

What does all this mean?

Honestly I think with this verse this is where people get into arguments on debating stuff. Some will say that verse 2 is disconnected from verse 1 and there was a great catastrophe where God had to remake the earth. There are problems with this view mainly that when God finished creating everything He said it was very good. The other problem is every version I have read except a few that have had paragraphs have always grouped verses 1 and 2 in their own paragraph. Not that this is a big deal but I don’t think that that was personally accidental. I personally believe verses 1 and 2 are meant to be together. It creates strange teachings to separate them.

So what does it mean? Personally I think God is just telling us what He did before He started created things. And how it was. And I think personally it is as simple as that. Maybe later in life and as I study more I may think differently. But I do believe it is that simple.

What are we going to do about it? How does it apply to us?

As I said with Genesis 1:1 it determines as some would call it your world view and/or Christian view. If you believe what this verse says whole heartedly then you will not tend to allegorize God’s word. If you try to interpret it beyond what it is saying and try to explain something that really can’t be explained because we weren’t there you will tend to allegorize and symbolize God’s word and take other things out of context down the road.

As I said before and will probably say again. The final decision you make is completely up to you. I don’t have a PH.D. I am not a pastor. I am just a Christian who is simply stating things as I see God to be showing them through what I am taught at church and what the Holy Spirit shows me as I read God’s word.

Conclusion

Yes I know this wasn’t an exciting one today. But I find even for me Genesis 1:2 is confusing. If you keep it with Genesis 1:1 it isn’t so much. But still I personally believe it is something we can maybe grasp and get an idea what was going on. But I believe God will teach us certain things in eternity and I personally believe this will be one of them He teaches us. I of course could be wrong. But I am not going to say something totally outlandish either and teach false teaching. If I don’t know what His word is saying then I only state what it is obviously saying and trash any weird ideas I may have or other’s may have until the Lord Himself shows me the truth either through personal study of His word. Or through fellow believers and iron sharpening iron. I will not twist God’s word to make it say something it doesn’t say for any reason. Even if my simple thoughts seem foolish.


Genesis 1:1

Hello everyone.
I started this on another blog actually. But I like wordpress much better because I can have it automatically post to my facebook and twitter accounts.
Ok. About Genesis 1:1
In the beginning God created the heaven(s) and the earth.
I personally believe the word heaven should be translated heavens in the king james version as the Hebrew word behind that word is plural. But I won’t insist upon it.
The thing I will say or ask today is what do we believe about this verse? Could one say that how one thinks of this verse affects one’s entire belief system?

What do we believe about this verse?
Well. What does the verse say? In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
If we believe this verse we believe that God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning when nothing else existed except Himself. It is really that simple.

Could one say that how one thinks of this verse affects one’s entire belief system?
I personally believe that yes it does affect one’s entire believe system. If one takes the verse at face value although simple it is profound. To believe this verse at all means you believe there is God. And what is more you believe that God created what it says He created. And generally taking this view you will take a more literal view about God’s word and take it seriously.

If you don’t believe this verse or believe only half of this verse then you will tend to take the Bible allegorically and/or not believe it at all.

My personal belief.

I believe that in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth as it says. I believe in the Bible (God’s Word) very literally and very seriously. I will understand if you disagree with me but this is what I believe.

Challenge to readers of this post.

Have you ever thought about what you believe and how it may affect your whole life system? If not I ask you to please think about it today. And if you need to do something about it please do.