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Genisis 1

Genesis 1 reads as follows:

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then 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 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” 7 Thus 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. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into 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 He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth”; and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13 So the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 Then 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 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on 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 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” 21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. 25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[b] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

This passage explains how the world began. It explains a lot of things that most people over look. If people would look to Genesis 1, then a lot of debates and ideas would be diminished. One big idea that can be diminished by this passage is the idea of old vs. new creationists.

If you don't know what old and new creationists are, here is a breif summary. old creationists believe that God created the world, but that the world is billions of years old. they say that between each thing that God created, there was a gap of some millions of years. New creationists believe that God created the world, but that it is only 6000 - 8000 years old. they believe that each creation was made one day after the other. here are my thoughts on the matter:

In Genesis 1:3-5 It says

3 Then 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 God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.

God created light and He created what we consider one day. after evening and morning elapsed, one day had pasted. after each time God created something it states how many days had pasted. it even specifies that evening and morning had passed. I don't see how anyone could get that confused to something like,

well God said one day had passed. he must be talking about a couple million years = one day. sense God doesnt talk about time the same way we do then we cant go by 1 day = 1 day.

well i'm here to tell you that 1 day did = 1 day. God siad that 1 day had pasted, even down to specifically saying that evening and morning had pasted. this would be sufficient evidence to believe that God did mean 1 day is 1 day.

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another topic that i thought of was sort of unusual, but is a lesson i think should be shared. It comes from Genesis 1:27

27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

and in Genesis 1:31

 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

these passages state when God created human beings. When He created them, He created them in His own image. this is to say that God put tried his best to make us perfect. and then after He created us He said/thought, and indeed it was very good. taken from those passages we can see that God made us according to His likeness. unfortunately we lost our perfection when Adam and Eve sinned, as stated in Genesis 3.

now, 6000 and some years later we are going through life putting on fancy clothing, makeup, and jewelry to make us look better. this is wrong. God tells us not to adorn ourselves. when we try to make ourselves look pretty, we only make ourselves more like the image of mankind. i don't know about you, but i would much rather look as God intended for me to look, rather than what mankind think is beautiful.

so for all of you out there that spend all your time trying to look good, maybe you should consider looking in the mirror sometime, and seeing the image that God intended for you to have. the image that God thought was indeed good.

Comments


  • 5 years ago

    rogerdee

    Brief comment to Genesis I: God's people in the Old Testament were constantly going astray and being punished by God. Some of God's methods were rather gross as when the earth swallowed many of them up and another time when they were bitten by poisonous serpents. God fortold of Our Savious lifted on a cross to save us as He saved those looking upon the golden serpent.

    Now! Back to chess people: what is the best way for me to become a stronger player?

  • 5 years ago

    jte8944

    i know. that would be part of the problem. back in the biblical days people dressed in a lot of expensive clothing, usually with jewelry all over, kinda like what you would see in old pictures of kings and queens (at least thats how i picture it). now people tend to dress in too little clothing which reveals parts that shouldnt be revealed.

  • 5 years ago

    fighterguy

    i guess i can understand that then, but it says modest, yet people wear pricey clothing and wear gold and pearls as it says not to

  • 5 years ago

    jte8944

    God does care what we look like. 1 Timothy 2:9-10 says

    9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.

    sure does sound like God cares about how we dress to me.

  • 5 years ago

    fighterguy

    that doesnt make much sense, we have been taught that God doesnt care about how we look, or what we wear, or what we own. So looking modest is only to please the other people around us who dont believe the exact same way we do. But are we supposed to change the way we look so we can please others for our religion, or would that be wrong?

  • 5 years ago

    jte8944

    no. the big bang theory cannot b combined with genisis 1.

    we look better when we go to church to show respect. we dont have to but we choose to anyway. for most people, if u went to church in ur everyday clothes u would look very indecent and wouldnt look too modest.

  • 5 years ago

    fighterguy

    would it be possible to combine genesis 1 with the universal idea of the big bang theory? and then at the end you said we shouldnt adorn ourselves, what about when we go to church? people "dress-up" for that and yet no one ever says anything? should we go to church in our "good" clothes or what we wear everyday?

  • 5 years ago

    rogerdee

    Even though this IS a chess site, I'm still willing to have an open mind.

    The question of how old is the Earth is one that most people will never agree.

    Of greater importance to me are the questions having to do with one's belief in God. Once that comes to mind, what is His message to us in the Bible? It is plain that "all the prophets and commandments testify to one thing"...love you neighbor as yourself. By that alone you glorify God.

  • 5 years ago

    TheGreatSmircio

    1. This is a chess site. My brain now hurts from having read this.
    2. The universe is not 6,000 years old. Earth is not 6,000 years old. That's not even enough time for the human race to have populated as much as it has (and anyway that claim is stabbing geology in the face).

    3. Our desire to adorn ourselves with whatever culture dictates is attractive is to be human because we are mammals. Birds do it with colors or decorative nests. Monkey's do it. Dogs do it. We're all out to attract mates. People dont have feathers, we have clothes.

    4. Citing the bible is meaningless unless you believe such things. If one is to even heed your argument they would need to believe your references are credible. Maybe you should try a logic based argument to appeal to a broader audience and stop preaching on this wonderful chess community, whom hail from every nation across the world with every religion there is out there.

    5. To continue would be harassment and that's not my intention. Infact my intention was to debate for the sake of debating. Have a good day.

    4.

  • 5 years ago

    Vars_H-6_J

    it is also important to note that the verse in 2 Peter that says with God one thousand years = one day, wasn't revealed until the NT. why would God deceive His chosen people, the Israelites, for however long the book of Genesis had been around to lead them to believe that it was one day, then change His mind and say it was a thousand years?

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