Bible Studies

Genesis 1:1-2

In the abeginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was bwithout form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2 

a Job 38:4–7; Ps. 33:6; 136:5; Isa. 42:5; 45:18; John 1:1–3; Acts 14:15; 17:24; Col. 1:16, 17; Heb. 1:10; 11:3; Rev. 4:11

b Jer. 4:23

A cause for a beginning.

Almost a logical answer to an account of time where there is a beginning and there is an end (Genesis to Revelation), the scriptures are plain with no assumption to the reason or cause for this origin. It leaves no room for guesses, without the details of a time gone by of ancient times, God created (the creator), without a beginning, entered into time, brought about the known (created) universe into existence. God, supreme and ultimate being, choose to bring into existence, time and physical matter that sets apart an abode for the heavenly hosts and earth where the centre of His creations would be. Earth as the late Hal Linsey in his book “The late great planet Earth” would be described as the focal point of the great battle for Man’s soul. 

God, His identity is clear, from the author’s intent in identifying Him as the God of the covenant at Sinai, God “Elohim” is the author and creator, the cause of our universe. Would God at this time, a foreknowledge on the fall of Man? Why would God at this, still choose to go through with His plan to create Man? The great overarching theme of the scriptures is centred in God (The Trinity) and His dealings with Man in history (The finite time), and it is appropriate that the bible started with the Beginning and end with the End of Age where God was at the beginning and by His choosing, to end the Age where we are merely part of a story of God’s sovereignty. The creation’s origin is in God through the godhood of the triune – God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit. The matter (Created) is not eternal, for there is a beginning and soon an end. 

A great and infinitely good God must create an equally good and perfect creation, but the picture in Genesis 1:2 painted quite a different picture. A chaotic scenario at best with darkness over the face of the deep, but in the midst of that desolate situation, God was there still. While the pre-historic condition before the creation of Man is fussy but some details are evidenced by the presence of water. Void and formless is in biblical terms, a type of many lives, many books, much knowledge, many societies etc where it is a reflection of the condition of our world to the condition of that prehistoric description of meaninglessness. It is until when God spoke, to bring about purpose and orders into an alignment of His purpose. 

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