“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.”
BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 1, Day 2: Genesis 1:1-2
3) God created the heavens and the earth. Creation was nothing, empty space, formless. God created everything from nothing. God is Almighty, powerful. Creation is all His.
4) Personal Question. My answer: God molded everything from nothing like Play-doh. Truly, there are no words how awesome this is.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 1, Day 2: Genesis 1:1-2
It’s like the darkness of a cave, which is about as pure dark as it gets here on earth. The beginning was darkness, nothing. Now, look at our world today and the beauty. Only an Almighty Creator can have such vision and power.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Genesis: Lesson 1, Day 2: Genesis 1:1-2
There is a ton in Genesis so read each sentence carefully or you may miss something. Read slowly, for what happens in a single line may echo throughout all of history and for eternity.
God is the subject of the first sentence, and He does something — He creates. If you believe this first sentence of the Bible, then you believe the rest. This is the cusp. The original form of “God” here is plural, indicating the Holy Trinity, including Jesus, was present here.
To understand the vastness of the world, you only have to look to the stars. There are a million galaxies in one patch of sky. A galaxy contains on average 200 billion stars. The average distance between galaxies is 20 million trillion miles. The closest galaxy to ours, The Andromeda Galaxy, is 12 million trillion miles away.
What existed before God?
God is the uncreated Being, eternal, the Alpha and the Omega, without a beginning or an end.
In the beginning was the Holy Trinity, was the eternal purpose of God, was His plan.
Doesn’t it seem funny to you that mere humans even try to figure out God?
Any time God begins work, it’s with the Spirit of God.
When God formed the earth, it was already aged. Adam was not a baby, the trees were big trees, and the canyons were formed.
Fun Fact: The word “God” appears 30 times in the 31 verses of the first chapter of Genesis.
Fun Fact: There are at least 165 passages in Genesis that are either directly quoted or clearly referred to in the New Testament. If you count the verses that are quoted more than once, there are at least 200 quotes total.
Fun Fact: Fossils had to come after Adam since death did not exist before him.