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Dr. Walter D. Huyck Jr. D.Min.

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In The Beginning God

Genesis 1.1-5

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[Genesis is the book of beginnings.  In it God reveals those things that we could not know if God did not tell us about them.  Why?  Because God was the only one that was there when it all happened.  So in Genesis chapters 1-2 God tells us how everything began.  Notice,] 

[Genesis 1:1-2 1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 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. ]

[If you can accept the first five words of the Bible then you have this Bible thing well in hand and the whole of the Bible will come together as you read it and study it.  But there are many who want to allegorize the Bible and argue away the whole of the first two chapters of the Bible.  In this study we are going to investigate what God says about the origins of mankind and the beginning of all things.] 

[Notice that God says the earth was without form and void.  This taken literally means there was nothing upon nothing.  Then God spoke and boom there it was, matter filled the expanse of space and God’s creative work began.  This is about as close as I will ever come to the Big Bang Theory.  I believe that when God said, “Let there be . . .,” Then there was and as something broke massively into nothing there may have been some noise involved.” ]  

So what does God tell us about creation? 

A.    The Days Of Creation [– A Survey of the Bible Story] 

1.      Day One - God Gave Dispensation (Gen 1.3-5; 2 Kings 20.10-11; Joshua 10.12-14) [ And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. - A Dispensation is a time frame, generally recognized as existing between two events that mark out a period of time as distinct from another period of time.  The dispensation of interest in these verses is the dispensation of a day.  God says the evening and the morning were the first day.] 

[The Word Of God - Notice in verse one and throughout our text that God speaks and it occurs when dealing with creation in general.  Almost all of God’s creative acts, whether bringing new matter into existence or molding the matter already existing occurs by the word of God.] 

a.       [The creation of illumination (vs 3)And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. - Can there be light without planets?  Since the stars, sun and moon are not created until the forth day.] 

1)       [That there is latent light, which is probably the same with latent heat, may be easily demonstrated: take two pieces of smooth rock crystal, agate, cornelian or flint, and rub them together briskly in the dark, and the latent light or matter of caloric will be immediately produced and become visible.[1]]  

2)      [Someone has suggested that this may be seen in a dark room by chewing celery with ones mouth open.] 

b.      [The separation of the light from the darkness (vs 4) - And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. – It seems obvious to me that God is clearly defining time.  Thus expressing that God is the creator and controller of time.  Many view God as us, restrained by time, because all we have ever known is the limitations of time.  However, God exists in eternity and is unrestrained by time.  Instead the Bible clearly demonstrates that God has absolute control over time.  There are at least two undeniable examples of this fact in the Bible,] 

[King Hezekiah and the Sun Dial] 

[2 Kings 20:10-11 10 And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees. 11 And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.]

[Joshua’s lengthened day]

[Joshua 10:12-14 12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. 13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day. 14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel. ]

c.       [The distinction of one 24-hour day (vs 5) - And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.- One day and one night.  There has been great debate about what the word day means in Genesis.] 

[Dayי֔וֹם    (Hb) - day, i.e., a unit of time reckoned from sunset to the next sunset, including two or more segments (morning and evening) about 24 hours (Ge 1:5), cf. also 3429; 2. LN 67.163-67.200 day, i.e., the period of time which has light (Ge 1:5); 3. LN 67.142-67.162 time period, formally, day, i.e., an indefinite time period, ranging from relatively short to very long, years and beyond (Ex 2:23);[2] . . . ] 

[Day as a period of time whether long or short - Some argue that the word day in Genesis chapter one does not necessarily mean a 24 hour period of time.  It could mean a long period of time which could include millions of years, allowing for evolution.  We will discuss evolution latter.] 

[Day as a day, 24 hour period of time – That God means a 24 hour day when the word day is used seems obvious to me in the context of the verse.  When God says, And the evening and the morning were the first day, then the period of time is absolutely defined.  But in support of a day meaning 24 hours I refer you to,] 

[Exodus 31:14-17 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.]

[In this context the word day means nothing other than a 24 hour day and creation is spoken of as taking but six days.] 

2.      Day Two - God Gave Habitation (Gen 1.6-8; 2 Cor 12.2-4) 

a.       [The firmament is in the midst of the waters (vs 6-7) - And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. - With waters above and below.] 

["Scientist have told us this.  Above us now - don't get paranoid - but above us there is a great expanse of water up there that is suspended.  It's suspended and held by the power of God.  How much water is above there.  At their best estimates, there's 57,460,000,000 gallons of water above us right now."[3]  We call this expanse of water our atmosphere.]  

[Kent Hovind suggests that before the flood there was an ice canopy that covered the earth, this canopy was shattered and dropped upon the earth at Noah’s flood.  This canopy would have created a much higher barometric pressure upon the face of the earth and would have explained the extended life spans before Noah’s flood.] 

[Barometric pressure - One seminary professor believed that this would have caused the barometric pressure on the face of the earth to be greatly increased.  He also claimed that an increased barometric pressure could have cause some diseases like cancer to become dormant.[4]] 

[Some creation scientists are now abandoning the vapor canopy theory due to the heat that such a canopy might create upon the face of the earth.[5]]  

b.      [Our atmosphere (vs 8) - And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. - God called the firmament heaven.  There are basically three heavens referred to in the Bible.] 

1)      The First Heaven is our atmosphere – This is referred to here in our text, our atmosphere is this first heaven.. 

2)      The Second heaven we refer to as outer space. 

3)      The Third heaven is the place where God resides (2 Cor 12.2-4). 

3.      Day Three - God Gave Vegetation (Gen 1.9-13) 

a.       [God causes the dry land to appear (vs 9-10) - And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. - He calls them earth and sea.] 

b.      [God causes vegetation to appear (vs 11-13) - And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.] 

4.      Day Four - God Gave Direction (Gen 1.14-19; Matt 2.1-2) 

a.       [The stars appear for signs, seasons, days, and years (vs 14-15) - And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. – God specifically set the stars in the heavens to give direction to mankind.  They mark out time and are signs for major events.] 

[The Wise Men at Jesus birth are our greatest example of the signs expressed through the stars,] 

[Matthew 2:1-2 1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.]

[Dr. D. James Kennedy before his death preached a series of sermons, and may have a book out, about the Gospel in the Stars.  It was a compelling study as I recall it.  But his study was starkly different for astronomy or astrology, which are deceptive and corrupt in their use and understanding of the stras.]

b.      [God set the Sun and Moon in their place to light the earth (vs 16-19) - And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, - Now here is something that baffles the human mind.  God did not place the sun and moon in the sky until the forth day.] 

5.      Day Five - God Gave Multiplication (Gen 1.20-23; Job 40.15-19) 

a.       [The sea creatures and fowls are created (vs 20-21) - And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.]

1)      [Whales - תַּנִּינִ֖ם (Hb) - sea monster, sea-dragon, i.e., a serpent-like monster (of myth?) that lives in the deep (of river or ocean), which can only be controlled by great powers (Ne 2:13; Job 7:12; Ps 74:13; Isa 27:1; 51:9; Eze 29:3; 32:2+)  2. LN 4.58-4.61 sea creatures, i.e., very large, impressive-looking creatures of the oceans, including very large fish and large marine mammals (Ge 1:21; Ps 148:7+), note: possibly referring to a sea monster; 3. LN 4.51-4.57 serpent, snake, i.e., a limbless reptile with a poisonous venom (Ex 7:9, 10, 12; Dt 32:33; Ps 91:13+); 4. LN 4.51-4.57 serpent monster, dragon, i.e., a serpent-like monster (of myth?) that lives on land, capable of consuming whole persons (Jer 51:34+), note: possibly referring to a sea monster[6]]  

2)      [Behemoth (Job 40.15-19)] 

[Job 40:15-19 15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. 16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. 18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. 19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. ]

b.      [God commands them to be fruitful and multiply (vs 22-23) - And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.]  

6.      Day Six - God Gave Domination (Gen 1.24-30) 

a.       [God created land based animals (vs 24-25) - And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. – Every land based creature is formed or made from the elements in the earth. 

b.      [God created man in His image (vs 26-27) - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. - Unlike any other creature.] 

c.       [God gave mankind dominion (vs 28-30) - And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.  

1)      [Dominion - radah (Hb) - 1) to rule, have dominion, dominate, tread down 1a) (Qal) to have dominion, rule, subjugate] 

7.      Day Seven - God Gives Recreation (Gen 1.31-2.1-3; Exo 20.11; 31.14-17) [- God rested for His work.] 

a.       The creation is Finished (Gen 1.31-2.2) – And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. 1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 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.  

[Satan's fall?  God declares everything He has made to be very Good.  I suggest that at this point Satan has not yet fallen with his demons.] 

b.      [God's Creation is finished in six twenty-four hour days (Exo 20.11; 31.14-17) - Creation does not continue to evolve from God's finished work.] 

[Exodus 20:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. ] 

[Exodus 31:14-17 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

c.       [God sanctified the seventh day for the sake of restoration or renewal (Gen 2.3) -  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. -  It is important to remember the words of our Lord Jesus Christ concerning the Sabbaths Day.  Jesus Said,] 

[Mark 2:27 27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: ]

[It is equally important that we remember the commands of God concerning the Sabbath Day.] 

[Exodus 20:9-11 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. ]

[We must be careful that the Sabbath Day does not become so much a day of personal recreation or pleasure that we forget it is to be a day of recreation and restoration with our Heavenly Father as well.] 

B.     A Distinct Creation [– Mankind was a distinctively unique creation] 

1.      The Molding Of Adam (Gen 1.26-27; 2.7; 1 Cor 15.39-41) [– There are many in our day who declare that mankind is nothing more than a highly evolved animal.  They call us mammals making whales, dolphins, bears, cows and pigs on a level equal with mankind.  It is no wonder that our children act like mere animals when they spend their many years in our systems of education being taught that they are nothing but animals.  But the bible reveals something very distinct about mankind in comparison to animals.  Of mankind God says,] 

[Genesis 1:24 24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. ]

[Genesis 1:26-27 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. ]

[Genesis 2:7 7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. ]

[Two things set mankind apart from every other creation,]

[God’s Hand - In Genesis 1.24, God commanded and the earth brought forth the living creatures and every animal. In Genesis 1.26-27 God gives special commands and attention to the creation of mankind.  God specifically states that mankind would be uniquely created in the very image of God.  Then Genesis 2.7 notes that God himself formed mankind from the dust of the ground.  It is as if God reached down from heaven and personally formed and molded Adam.  God meticulously picked out each and every specific element to place them carefully and purposefully together.  Mankind was uniquely and intelligently designed by almighty God.  We are the specific and special design of God.]

[Paul wrote,]

 [1 Corinthians 15:39-41 39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. 40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. 41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. ]

2.      The Marvel Of Adam (Genesis 2.7) [- The Breath of God - And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. – Genesis 2.7 then specifically states that God himself breathed the breath of life into Adam. Today we call this artificial respiration, God called it creative respiration.  We are much more than any other created thing or beast.  The Marvel of Adam is that while many creatures breathe God’s air, only mankind has the breath of God within Him which gives us a unique kind of existence.] 

3.      The Mind Of Adam (Genesis 2.7) [- And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. - With that breath mankind was made in the image of God; a thinking, engineering, creative, living soul.  This is the part of mankind that sets us truly apart from every other creature.  Every other creature has instincts and to a certain extent thought.  But only mankind has thoughtfulness.  Only mankind has vision and can dream of the future.  Only mankind has a truly free will and a creative will (in an engineering sort of way).  The ability to express creative thought and a creative will sets mankind uniquely apart form every other creature.  This is the undeniable handiwork of Almighty God.] 

C.    The Dismay OF Creation [– Creation vs Evolution – God gave mankind such a uniqueness and such a self will that mankind even has the ability to rebel against our creator and even deny our creator.  God gave us that much command over our own lives.  So that mankind has come up with a number of foolish ideas about the origin of mankind.  Evolution is utter foolishness and I do not have the time to examine evolution in detail.  So I will merely touch on those elements of evolution, lightly so, that directly affect our theology.] 

1.      The Gap Theory (Genesis 1.1-2; 1 Cor 15.45-47; Matt 19.4-6) [- In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 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. – I have seen this theory taught by men like Larkin.  This theory was largely taught from the late 1800’s all the way up to today as a means of trying to syncretise (as in syncretism) science and theology, mistakenly so.  This theory teaches, ] 

a.       [The reconstruction process.] 

1)      [Genesis 1.1 presents a completed creation with inhabitants.] 

2)      [Somewhere in Earths history creation became without form and void.  By this the Gap Theory means became ruined and became desolate.  Thus a long expanse of time elapsed between Genesis 1.1 and Genesis 1.2 thus providing the time frame needed for evolution.] 

3)      [The inhabitants of this pre-Adamic race became the disembodied spirits that we now refer to as demons.] 

4)      [The Gap Theory endeavors to support the scientific claims of Evolution.] 

b.      [The meaning of the words without form and void.] 

[Without Form - תֹ֙הוּ֙ (Hb)- formlessness, emptiness, i.e., a state of empty space and so nothingness, so not having a shape, implied to be a state prior to order and form (Ge 1:2; Job 26:7; Isa 45:18; Jer 4:23+) see also domain LN 58.14–58.18; 2. LN 1.86-1.87 wasteland, i.e., what is barren and void of use, as tracts of unpopulated land (Dt 32:10; Job 6:18; 12:24; Ps 107:40+); 3. LN 6.96-6.101 idol, i.e., an object which are worshiped, with a special focus on the uselessness and worthlessness of the fashioned object (1Sa 12:21(2x)+); 4. LN 20.31-20.60 ruination, destruction, i.e., what has been destroyed and in chaos and confusion (Isa 24:10; 34:11+); 5. LN 65.1-65.16 vanity, nothingness, i.e., what is worthless and lacking in value, implying a very low status in some contexts (Isa 40:17, 23; 41:29; 44:9; 45:19; 49:4+); 6. LN 33.251-33.255 false testimony, i.e., speech which is empty and void of truth, so false in reasoning or facts (Isa 29:21; 59:4+)[7]]  

[Void - וָבֹ֔הוּ  (Hb) - emptiness, the void, i.e., an emptiness that shows lack of order (Ge 1:2; Jer 4:23+) note: some interp this as a void from a prior creation, see WBC1:5; 2. LN14 unit: תֹּהו וְ־ בֹּהוּ (tōhw w- bō∙h) total chaos, i.e., a physical state of total lack of order (Ge 1:2; Jer 4:23+), note: some give the associative meaning of this chaos as a contest of deities, see WBC1 for discussion; 3. LN 20.31-20.60 unit: אֶבֶן בֹּהוּ (ʾě∙ḇěn bō∙h) plumb line of desolation, i.e., a figurative and ironic meaning of destruction (Isa 34:11+), note: the irony is, of course, that a plummet line is normally used for construction not destruction and the chaos that is associated with destruction[8]]  

c.       [There is nothing in scripture to support the ideas of the Gap Theory.  However there is much that stands against it.  Paul wrote if Adam,] 

[1 Corinthians 15:45-47 45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. 46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual. 47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven. ]

[Jesus said,]

[Matthew 19:4-6 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. ]

[In my opinion this is as much an endorsement by Jesus of the creative process as one should need.  He references the beginning and endorses that God made Adam and Eve just as recorded in the Scriptures.] 

2.      Theistic Evolution (Gen 1.3-5; Exodus 31.14-17; 20.9-11) [-  Theistic Evolution is another attempt to unite the Bible with so called sciences evolution.  Theistic Evolution teaches that the word “day” of Genesis Chapter one does not really mean a day, that it can also mean a long span of time.  Recalling what we studied on Day One of creation we are reminded that while the word for day may arguably mean a period of time its usage in its context defines the word definitely.   The Bible reads,] 

[Genesis 1:3-5 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. ]

[If this context is not enough to be definitive then consider, 

[Exodus 31:14-17 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. 17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.]

[If more is needed then consider,]

[Exodus 20:9-11 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. ]

[In these contexts the word day means nothing other than a 24 hour day and creation is spoken of as taking but six 24 hour days.] 

[There just is on room in the Bible for evolution.  The truth is there is no need to try and syncretise (as in syncretism) evolution with theology.  The scientific evidence supporting a young earth and the Biblical description of the Genesis of all things is compelling.  Answers in Genesis and Dr. Dino (Kent Hovind) have done much to collate and present this evidence.  The Intelligent Design community, while perhaps not thoroughly accepting the Bible and its descriptions have done much to reveal that there must be a creator God, there just is no other explanation for the intricacies of our creation.  About the only places where Evolution is still supported in our culture is in our public school and colleges where teachers and professors refuse to diligently study the science, yet teach most of our population.[9]] 

 


[1] Adam Clark's commentary, Gen 1.3 

[2]Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (electronic ed.) (DBLH 3427, #3). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[3] Pastorlife.net, Bobby Atkins, "He made the stars also," Gen 1.16

[4] Luther Rice Seminary, Th202, Basic Theology, c 1990]

[5] Edited by Don Batten, Ph.D. / Authors: Ken Ham <http://christiananswers.net/catalog/kenham.html>, Jonathan Sarfati, and Carl Wieland, adapted from The Revised & Expanded Answers Book <http://christiananswers.net/catalog/bk-answers.html> (Master Books, 2000). / Supplied by Answers in Genesis <http://www.answersingenesis.org>,http://christiananswers.net/q-aig/aig-c010.html] 

[6]Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (electronic ed.) (DBLH 9490, #4). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[7]Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (electronic ed.) (DBLH 9332, #6). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[8]Swanson, J. (1997). Dictionary of Biblical Languages with Semantic Domains : Hebrew (Old Testament) (electronic ed.) (DBLH 983, #3). Oak Harbor: Logos Research Systems, Inc.

[9] Great Resources on the Creation and Evolution Debate include:

 http://www.answersingenesis.org/ - Answers in Genesis brings together greatly credentialed scientists and produces much science in support of creation and a young earth.

http://www.icr.org/ - Provides resources that support Creation Science.

http://drdino.com – While Kent Hovind is in prison for not paying his taxes, his studies and presentations of the science surrounding Creation and Evolution are excellent.  Its too bad that he allow an issue like taxes to so affect his ministry.  These videos are worth watching.

http://www.illustramedia.com/umolinfo.htm - Unlocking The Mystery Of Life is an exceptional video explaining the Intelligent Design issues.


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