Created on 10 December 1996. Amended on 13 March 1999.
By Mario Gaulin
CREATION, EVOLUTION AND REDEMPTION
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TABLE OF CONTENT
INSTANTANEOUS CREATION AND FORMING
THE GENESIS CREATION ACCOUNT
SATAN KNOWS OF THE CREATION POWER OF GOD
JESUS PROVED THE CREATION CONCEPT WITH MANY VISIBLE MIRACLES
THE APOSTLES BELIEVED IN THE CREATION
NOT EVOLUTION BUT REDEMPTION!
1. Creation out of nothing - Hebrew Word "bara'"! According to Genesis 1: 1 and Hebrews 11: 3, did God create the elements of the universe out of nothing?
Yes God created the physical element over the whole universe out of nothing. It all started at the beginning of the universe's time! Genesis 1: 1 says in the KJV: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. " Hebrews 11: 3 says in the KJV: "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."
2. The root word "create" is used xx times in the Old Testament of the KJV of the Bible! How often does the KJV translate the Hebrew word "bara'" into some form of the English verb "create" in the Old Testament? This Hebrew verb is found in verses such as Genesis 1:1, 21, 27, 2: 3, 4, etc.
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3. Another word used to show God's creative working action: Hebrew word "'asah"! According to Genesis 1: 7, 16, 25-26, 31 and 2: 2, what is another word used, aside from the English word "create," to represent creative working action? What is the original Hebrew word? According to Genesis 2:3 & 4, does God indicate a difference between creating and making?
During the creation of the physical world God was involved in creating from nothing and also in making from the elements already created and present. This difference of action is seen when God made animals and man out of the dust which had been created out of nothing! It is important to notice the different Hebrew word "asah" translated "made" in English where as the Hebrew word "bara" is translated "create." Genesis 1:25-26 says in the KJV: "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. 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." Note however that man was more than just made, he was also created in that something new was in Him. This is why Genesis 1:27 uses the word "bara" again! It says in the KJV: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." God indicates His two types of creative actions when He says in Genesis 2:3-4 of the KJV: "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. These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens."
4. God's creative moving action, form, is defined by the Hebrew word "'yatsar"! According to Genesis 2: 7 and Zechariah 12: 1, what is another English word to also mean "make?" What is the Hebrew word used to represent that creative moving action?
In the act of making, the Bible sometimes uses the word "form." It indicates a more emotional and personal touch to the action. This is what Genesis 2:7 describes when it says in the KJV: "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground." The other aspect of man is his spirit. Zechariah 12: 1 says in the KJV: "The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him." The word "form" comes from the Hebrew word "yatsar", Strong Number 03335.
5. During the Old Testament period, God even made oil out of nowhere! According to 2 Kings 4: 1-7, did God even make oil out of nowhere sometimes during the history of the nation of Israel?
Yes God even made oil, by the hand of Elijah, out of nowhere. The miracle of the oil continually appearing into the jar is stated in 2 Kings 4: 5-6 which says in the NIV: "She left him and afterwards shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. When all the jars were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another one." But he replied, 'There is not a jar left.' Then the oil stopped flowing."
Note: To believe in the creation is to believe in the instantaneous creative power of God!
6. The Lord said that He created and made! According to Isaiah 45:12, did the Lord really say that He created and made it all? Could one doubt God's Word? According to Genesis 3: 1-5, who was the first one to make man doubt God's Word?
Yes the Lord said that He made the earth and formed mankind and the heavens! Isaiah 45:12 says in the KJV: "I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded." It is possible for anyone to doubt that statement to any extent. We would not be first to doubt God's words considering that Satan tempted the first human being to doubt God (Genesis 2:15-17) right at the start of creation! Satan's temptation and lies are recorded in Genesis 3: 1-5 of the KJV which says: "Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, `You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?" 2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, `You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'" "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." "
7. God wrote the Bible through His Holy Spirit and the hands of people! According to 2 Peter 1:20-21, were the holy prophets of old writing God's words by their own creative mind or were they writing under the influence of the Holy Spirit?
A prophecy of Scripture is not from man's own design! 2 Peter 1:20-21 says in the KJV: "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."
8. Should God have said "Abracadabra" instead of "hayah?" According to Genesis 1: 3, what was the word God said to bring the light into being? What is the common word used in English by magicians, wizards or witches to create something new?
For God to bring something into being, the book of Genesis says that God said: "Let there be..." This is what Genesis 1: 3 says in the KJV: "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." If God was a magician, a wizard or a witch, He could have said "Abracadabra" and most English people would have understood what happened! Instead He said "hayah" in the original Hebrew (Strong's Number 01961) of Genesis 1: 3. The original verb was translated as "let there be." Why is it so difficult to grasp instantaneous creation when it is God who does the instantaneous creating or forming? Why is it that so many have a different attitude between the earthly magician and God?
THE GENESIS CREATION ACCOUNT
9. There are four basic dimensions in the physical world. What are the four basic dimensions which describe the aspects of our physical and its activities?
The first three basic dimensions of our physical world are length, width and height which represent the area that a physical entity occupies. Out of these we also get distance, size, relative space location, etc. The fourth dimension is time. It allows for concepts such as speed (distance / time), history (object location and action in time), age (the passing of time for one or something's existence), etc.
10. Day one - Phase 1: God created the elements of the physical world! According to Genesis 1:1, did God create the heaven and the earth? According to Genesis 1: 2, what did the earth look like?
In the beginning, God created out of nothing, the elements of the heaven and those of the earth. Genesis 1: 1 says in the KJV: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." The earth elements were not in the proper order yet, so the earth was without meaningful form. Genesis 1: 2 says in the KJV: "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."
11. Day one - Phase 2: God formed the light! According to Genesis 1: 3-4 and Isaiah 45: 7, did God create or form the light? What do we call particles of light? Before there was light, what was over the formed earth? According to Isaiah 45: 7, did God create darkness?
God not only created the physical elements of the universe but He also used some element(s) to form the light required to see a physical world! Genesis 1: 3-4 says in the KJV: "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness." Isaiah 45:7 specifies that the light was formed and that darkness was created! The KJV says: "I form (03335 Hebrew: "yatsar") the light, and create (Hebrew: "bara'") darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." Einstein demonstrated that the physical light possessed physical characteristics and could be affected by gravity. As to the exact composition of light, it is presently identified as photon which travels at the speed of 3 x 108 m/sec!
12. Day one - Phase 3: God designed the concept of a day - a measure of time! According to Genesis 1: 5, how is the length of a day recognized? Did God use that measure of time from then on as He continued to form or create?
As to time measurement, it is interesting to see that the Lord introduced a time length that He called day! The period of time of a day was divided into two characteristics. The first half had light and was called daytime, and the period that had no light (from a primary source) was called night time! Genesis 1: 5 says in the KJV: "And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day." The sum of the two aspects gives us the concept of a day which is still a reality today and is still called the period of a day! This first cycle from the start of light to its turning off and start again was called one day. It probably had our known division of 24 hours as length! The reason I say that is because later on God will make / mould the sun and the moon to represent the cycle of the one day time frame. And from day four of the creation, God uses the sun and the moon to represent the time period of a day!
13. Day two - God moulded the atmospheric area of the earth, the sky! According to Genesis 1: 6-8, what did God do on day two?
On day two, God moulded the atmospheric sky of the earth. Genesis 1: 6-8 says in the KJV: "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 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. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."
14. Day three - God moulded the dry land and all types of vegetation on the earth! According to Genesis 1: 9-13, what did God do on day three? Was the sun already there to sustain the vegetation life? What could have sustained that life? Based on the evolution theory and what we know of the sun, how could the earth evolve in bringing out plants without the heat of the sun; considering that Genesis said that the sun appeared after the vegetation's creation?
It is interesting to notice that God formed the physical earth and its vegetation even before there was a sun, a moon or stars! On day three, God separated the water on the earth and moulded the land. He also formed the vegetation of all types during that day! I believe that even though there was no sun, God did not need another created form to sustain His initial created life form! Note that Genesis 2: 9 which describes the Lord planting the Garden in Eden may well have been formed at that time!
15. Day four - The sun, the moon and the stars as signs for time periods and as light sources! According to the chronology of Genesis 1:14-19, did God mould (Hebrew word "asah") the physical heavenly elements after He had created the earth and its vegetation?
The making of the space encompassing stars, planets and galaxies happened on the fourth day! Note also that the sun was, from that point on, to be the main source of earthly light and instrumental in determining the time length of a day! All elements of the sky were to be signs to express periods of time to indicate days, months, seasons and years. Genesis 1:14-19 says in the KJV: "14 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. 16 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, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day."
16. There was one morning and one evening on each phase of the creation, not millions of them! According to Genesis 1: 3, 8, 13, 19, 23 and 31, were there many evenings and mornings that went by on each day of creation? Was the sun used from day four and onward as a sign to show the length of a day?
It is interesting to see that the creation account in Genesis confirms the length of each creation sequence. Each creation cycle was of one day in length with a morning and an evening! Genesis 1:14 &19 says in the KJV: "14 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 . . . 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day." Note that the Hebrew word used in Genesis for "evening" is "pereb" Strong Number 06153 and it was always translated as meaning one evening whenever used as such in the Old Testament. The Hebrew word for "morning" is "beger" Strong's Number 01242. It is translated 176 times out of 189 times as "morning" and the remainder as some form of morning meaning, such as "the morrow." Furthermore it is always understood as a single event, not many! Note that it is also fairly safe to assume that the sun began to fulfill its purpose from day four. Consequently, the mentioning of a day, as a measurement of time, is very descriptive from God. Furthermore, it is no surprise to consider time in the creation process as our physical universe deals with four dimensions of which "time" is a very important one! Note that the remaining creation days five and six were observed by the sign of the sun and earth motion so to keep giving the notion of an evening and a morning for each day!
17. The sun, the moon and the stars will some day not give their lights anymore! According to Isaiah 13: 9-10, Joel 2:31, 3:15 and Matthew 24:29, is it also possible for God to prevent the sun, the stars and the moon from shining?
It is possible for God to make the shining celestial sources to stop doing so! One day, this will occur at God's wrath upon the earth! Isaiah 13: 9-10 says in the KJV: "9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it. 10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine." Matthew 24:29 mentions this event too!
18. God could even stop the sun, the moon and the earth "in their tracks" for a while! According to Joshua 10:13, did God ever make the sun and the moon appear to stand still in the sky for almost another day in the Old Testament period?
Yes God answered Joshua's prayer to overcome his enemies and allowed the light to remain for almost another day! Joshua 10:13 says in the KJV: "So the sun stood still, and the moon stopped, till the nation avenged itself on its enemies, as it is written in the Book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky and delayed going down about a full day." God definitely has power to control anything He wants in this universe which He created and can instantaneously control!
19. Day five - God created (and formed) the flying creatures and those living in the water! According to Genesis 1:20-23 and 2:19, what did God do on day five? Did He create or mould together elements?
On day five, God created the great fishes of the sea and the flying creatures. He created something in them that was not already there! He did not just mould them! There must have been something else that needed to be created beside the elements that were there! Genesis 1: 21 says in the KJV: "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."
20. Day six - Phase 1: the making of all the living creatures of the land except man! According to Genesis 1:24-25 and 2:19, what did God do on day six? Did God create or make / form things out of existing elements?
On day six, God moulded from the earth, the beasts of the land. Genesis 1:25 says in the KJV: "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." Genesis 2:19 also says in the KJV: "And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field."
21. Day six - Phase 2: man's creation in the image of God! According to Genesis 1:26, did God make man somewhat differently than the animals He had formed?
Man was made as a separate phase than the animals. At this point, God's more specific attributes or characteristics are reflected in the created being! Genesis 1:26 says in the KJV: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." God had not said that about the animals formed!
22. Day six - Man is made AND created with a soul which animals don't have! According to Genesis 1:26, 2: 7 and Zechariah 12: 1, did God make / form man? According to Genesis 1:27, did God also create a certain aspect of man? What aspect of man was made and what aspect was created? Does God ever refer to any aspect of an animal as created? Does man possess something else that an animal does not have? If so, how would that fit in a theory of evolution if there is something not found in an animal?
God not only made man from physical created elements but He also created a certain aspect of man which is not found in an animal. We will see from Scripture that man possesses three aspects to himself. First of all, he has a physical body like any animal. Just as God did for the animals, He formed man's body from the already created dust. This is what Genesis 2:7 describes when it says in the KJV: "And the LORD God formed (03335 Hebrew: "yatsar") man of the dust of the ground." The other aspect of man is his spirit. Zechariah 12: 1 says in the KJV: "The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth (03335 yatsar) the spirit of man within him." Overall, this is why God could use the Hebrew word "'asah" (make) in Genesis 1:26 when it says in the KJV: "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness." Note that the breath of life or the spirit could be considered as somewhat already made as it comes from, is part of the existing God! As to the third aspect of man, it was not formed or made but created! This is why Genesis 1:27 is still accurate when it uses the Hebrew word "bara" which the KJV translated as "created" when it says: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." I believe that it was man's soul which was created and which was new in the universe! Genesis 2:7 says in the KJV: "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." The word "became" indicates some new appearing! The soul is indeed another aspect of man and it is clearly referred to in many instances of Scripture, especially when Jesus says in Mark 8:36 of the KJV: "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" I believe that it is primarily that aspect, the soul, that makes man different from the animal and which cannot be transmitted through natural evolution from an animal!
23. Day six - Man was busy naming the animals! According to Genesis 2:19-20, what did Adam do before Eve came into existence?
Before Eve even existed, Adam was busy meeting and naming the animals of the field and the air. It may seem quite a task but remember that there could have been not so many of them in each of their kind category! It is after a few years that the animal types would change within their kinds! After having done his task on day six, God noticed that it was not good for man to be alone as a human being!
24. Day six - Phase 3: The woman is created out of the man's rib! According to Genesis 1:27-28, was Eve made and created on day six? According to Genesis 2:21-24, when and how did God form the woman?
God made the woman from man's rib and the dust. Genesis 2:22 says in the KJV: "And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man." Note that God also created her in God's image with a soul too! Genesis 1:27 uses "created" also for the woman when it says in the KJV: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."
25. Day six - Mankind is to have dominion over all of the creation! According to Genesis 1:26, Psalms 8: 3-6 and Hebrews 2: 6-8, was man created to be the superior creature and to have dominion over the whole earth?
Man was to have dominion over the created world! Psalms 8: 3-6 specifies that it is the whole creation that is put under his control as he desires! Psalms 8:3-6 in the KJV says: "When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet." Hebrews 2: 6-8 also refers to this truth!
26. Such dominion that eventually the whole creation was submitted to decay! According to Romans 8:19-22, was the whole creation submitted to decay as a result of mankind's sin?
Yes the whole universe, from earth to the outer limit of space, was submitted to decay and death! Romans 8:20-22 says in the KJV: "For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time." The creation is eagerly waiting to see the regenerated humans and the world situation to be transformed into incorruption! This is what Romans 8:19 says in the KJV: "The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed."
27. Day seven - If God's hand is seen in the process of continual evolution, what is He doing resting after the sixth day? According to Genesis 2:1, does God mention a finished point to indicate that His creation was not in a continual evolutionary change? According to Genesis 2: 2-3, what did God do after His six days of work?
If the universe is in a continual evolution process, God would never say that He was finished creating and making His initial creation of the universe! Genesis 2: 1 says in the KJV: "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." Furthermore to show that He had finished His creation work, He rested! For God to rest definitely means no evolutions! Genesis 2: 2-3 says in the KJV: "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. 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." Notwithstanding, after sin entered the world, God started to work again so to eventually redeem His creation!
28. According to Luke, there are 62 generations from Adam to Jesus Christ - No more than 4000 years or so! According to Luke 3:23-38, how many generations are there between Adam and Jesus Christ? Assuming that people lived longer before the flood in Noah's days and had their children when they were much older, how old could the earth be?
According to Luke 3:23-38, there would be 62 generations between the first Adam and the "second Adam, Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:45)". This is fairly significant information, considering that "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16 KJV)." Not everyone realizes this truth. Mr J. Vernon McGee says that there are some genealogical omission in the time table of the generations recorded in the Old Testament. As a result, he says that the earth may well be a few thousands of years older than the approximate 6,000 years believed by many Christians. He stated this on his cassette called "Adam and his descendants,"which is part of the 7 cassettes package called "Feasting on The Word - Messages from the heart of J. Vernon McGee." I believe that it is dangerous to make such assumption. Scripture indicates in Luke 3:23-38 a clear genealogical table right to Adam. The New Testament gives us at least two generation lines between Abraham and Jesus as recorded in Matthew 1:17 (28 generations through the Solomon line, son of David) and Luke 3:23-33 (42 generations through the Nathan line, son of David). Finally, Luke 3:33-38 indicates 20 generations between Adam and Abraham. Jude 1:14 gives further genealogy accuracy when it says "Enoch, the seventh from Adam." Overall, I don't believe that there is over two thousands years of generations missing in the Old Testament. Assuming an average of 120 years between generations from Adam and Shem son of Noah (11 generations) and 50 years between generations for the remaining 51 generations, we get a total number of years of (1320 + 2550 = 3870 years). In summary, I do not wish to be contentious about this issue as the truth will be, no matter what I believe. Furthermore, I desire to pursue love towards me brethren instead of knowledge that may puff up. So as suggested by Paul, I won't be dogmatic on the issue and I will "avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions (Titus 3:9). Read also 1 Timothy 1:4.
SATAN KNOWS OF THE CREATION POWER OF GOD
29. Demons know that there is a powerful God in control! According to James 2:19, do demons believe that there is a powerful God in control?
Yes demons know that God, the almighty, exists! James 2:19 says in the NIV: "You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that--and shudder."
30. Satan knows of God's instantaneous power to make things! According to Luke 4: 3, does Satan know of God's instantaneous power to make things?
Yes Satan knows very well that God has the power to instantaneously create or make thinks if He wants to! He was hoping to tempt God the son, Jesus, to do so as a sign of personal desire without confirming with God the father. Jesus had to remind Satan that man had to live by God's word more than by bread! Luke 4: 3 in the KJV shows Satan's understanding of God's power to create and make when it says: "And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread." PS, Jesus did eventually show that He could instantaneously turn something into something else; read John 4:46!
PS, Satan was also created; see Ezekiel 28:15! Note that angels are greater in power than humans as 2 Peter 2:11 says in the KJV: "Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring not railing accusation against them before the Lord."
31. Satan was first to tempt Eve with the concept of evolution into a greater being like God! Does the Bible teach that mankind can evolve into more perfect beings? According to Genesis 3: 5, did Satan ever tempt mankind into thinking that they could evolve into greater beings, such level as to becoming like God?
There are no Hebrew words translated with the root verb "evolve" in the Bible! It is very difficult to find such concept from God's Word. The only area of such thought comes from Satan when he tempted Eve to think that she could evolve and become like God! Satan was the original author of the initial though that created beings such as mankind could evolve into greater forms! Hey, do you really think that mankind can evolve through billions of years and become like angels or even reach such a level as being god-like! Are you being tempted like Eve? Satan said in Genesis 3: 5 says in the NIV: "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
JESUS PROVED THE CREATION CONCEPT WITH MANY VISIBLE MIRACLES
32. Jesus believed that God created man and woman as read in Genesis - the divorce issue. According to Matthew 19: 4, did Jesus believe in the creation account found in Genesis, as read by the Jews of his days? What verses in the Jewish reading would Jesus have in mind?
Yes Jesus believed in creation and the first ordinance of marriage as it appeared then! Matthew 19: 4-6 says in the KJV: "And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, 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? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." The actual writing which Jesus thought of would have been from Genesis 1:26-28 and 2:21-24.
33. There is no difference between God breathing life into the first man or breathing it in a dead man such as Lazarus! According to Genesis 2: 7 and John 11:43-44, what is the common action done by God? If Jesus could put life in the dust of a dead person, could he mould a person initially and put life into it?
The common element between the creation of the first man and Jesus's miracle on Lazarus is that in both instances, God put life into the dusty man of the earth! Genesis 2: 7 says in the KJV: "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." John 11:43-44 says in the KJV: "And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go." If Jesus showed that He could put life into a smelly person who had been dead for four days (John 11:39), God could also have done it at creation!
34. God the son could also make things - wine from water. According to John 2: 9 and 4:46, did Jesus form wine out of water? From this example, could God the father also form in the beginning?
Yes Jesus, God the son, showed that He had divine power to form instantaneously. He made the molecules of wine in the waterpots! John 2: 9 says in the NIV: "the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realise where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew." This event was well known and referred to in other verses. John 4:46 says in the NIV: "Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine."
35. Jesus could make fishes and loaves of bread out of nowhere! According to John 6: 9-13, did Jesus multiply the two fishes and the five barley loaves into much more so that after the 5000 men had eaten there were 12 baskets left over? According to John 6:14, did the people recognize that a miracle had occurred?
Jesus could also make known molecular elements or items. This was the case when He multiplied the fishes and loaves of bread. John 6: 9-13 says in the KJV: "9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? 10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. 12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. 13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten." Truly the people recognized that Jesus had just performed a miracle. John 6:14 says in the KJV: "Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world."
36. Jesus's miracles reveal the power of God to create and to redeem the decaying physical world! According to John 20:30, did Jesus perform many miracles, even beyond what is written? Can He also redeem a creation that is continually decaying into death instead of evolving into a greater life span?
Yes Jesus performed many miracles so that we may believe in the power of God and the power to create and save if threatened by destruction or death! John 20:29-31 says in the KJV: "29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. 30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name."
37. Jesus was the one by and for whom all things were initially created! According to Colossians 1:16-17 and Hebrews 1: 2, who in the trinity is the one by and for whom all things were created?
God the son, Jesus, is the one by whom all things were created! Colossians 1:16-17 says in the KJV: "For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." Hebrews 1: 2 also says in the KJV: "Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds."
THE APOSTLES BELIEVED IN THE CREATION
38. John believed that all things were made by God the son, Jesus. According to John 1: 3, did John believe that all things were made by God the son, Jesus?
Yes John believed that all things were made by the Word, Jesus! John 1: 3 says in the KJV: "All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
39. James believed that man was made in the image of God. According to James 3: 9, did James believe that man was made in the image of God?
James believed that man was made, made in the similitude of God! James 3: 9 says in the NIV: "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness."
40. Peter believed in the creation. According to 2 Peter 3: 4-5, did Peter believe in a creation time and that it came to be by the Word of God?
Peter believed in the creation which came about from God, the Word! 2 Peter 3: 4-5 says in the KJV: "And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water."
41. Paul believed that God possessed instantaneous power to create and make / form the world. According to Romans 1:20, did Paul believe that God created the world and that it was not just slow evolution but acts of instantaneous power?
Yes Paul believed that God had power to create the world. Romans 1:20-22 says in the NIV: "For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities -- his eternal power and divine nature--have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse. 21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools."
42. Paul believed that God formed Adam and Eve, in a certain order. According to Romans 9:20 and 1 Timothy 2:13, did Paul believe the Genesis account where God first formed Adam and afterward made Eve?
First of all, Paul believed that God formed things, including the human being. He says in Romans 9:20 of the KJV: "Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?" Furthermore, Paul even confirmed the order in which Adam and Eve were formed, just as recorded in Genesis! He said in 1 Timothy 2:13 of the KJV: "For Adam was first formed, then Eve." Paul definitely does not refer to Adam or Eve as having evolved. It would be a very touchy issue to explain the meaning of Adam being made first if using the concept of evolution! Try to convince a woman that she did not evolve at the same speed then man! Have fun, Ha, Ha!
NOT EVOLUTION BUT REDEMPTION!
43. Not evolution but redemption is what leads to the greatest and perfect state! According to Romans 8:23, are we to look for our bodies to evolve or to be redeemed so to reach a form of greater perfection?
Evolution is not what brings toward greater level of being; redemption is what does it! Romans 8:23 says in the NIV: "Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies."
GOD WILL CREATE AGAIN - HEAVENS AND A NEW EARTH
44. God will still instantaneously create new heavens and a new earth! According to Isaiah 65:17, 66:22, 2 Peter 3:13 and Revelation 21: 1, is God going to create again? What will it be?
God will still create! He is still going to bring to pass perfect heavens and earth! Isaiah 65:17 says in the KJV: "For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind." Revelation 21: 1 says in the KJV: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." This new universe will last forever. Isaiah 66:22 says in the KJV: "For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain." There will be only righteousness living there! 2 Peter 3:13 says in the KJV: "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."
45. No need of the sun in the new creation to come! According to Revelation 21:23, will the new Jerusalem need the sun?
The new Jerusalem in the new earth will not need to sun! Revelation 21:23 says in the KJV: "And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof."
46. God gives light and does not need to create something to give it! According to Isaiah 60:19-20 and Revelation 22: 5, what or who will be giving light to the new Jerusalem?
God does not need to create a sun to give light to His new earth! Revelation 22: 5 says in the KJV: "And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever." Isaiah 60:19-21 says in the KJV: "19 The sun shall be no more thy light by day; neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee: but the LORD shall be unto thee an everlasting light, and thy God thy glory. 20 Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended. 21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified."
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