a. God’s name appears 31 times. He created, said, saw, called, made, set, blessed. He conversed with man (alone). God was active, engaged, sensory (with human senses) and master (whatever he said happened).
b. God is the creator. He spoke and it became so. Everything was His plan and purpose and everything occurred by and through His will
4. It was good – except for man, where it was very good.
- made by His power, founded by his wisdom
- God made the world and everything in it, He gives life
- since creation God’s qualities are clear in His creation
b.This message and my belief about the Earth’s origin are the same. God was in it and God did it. So many scientists are tripped up today because they start with a bias that the story as stated in the bible must be false. However, every revelation of science confirms the order of the story of God creating as outlined in Genesis. The more we try to disprove the more faith is required. Creation is not a repeatable experiment that can be duplicated, it is a historical fact, supported by the evidence of everything that was made.
First: In the entire bible, God spends exactly 1 chapter telling the story of all creation. Immediately, in chapter 2 He moves to a discussion of His relationship with man. We think of ourselves as miniscule dots in comparison to the enormity of the universe. God considers the creation of the universe as miniscule in comparison to His love of us.
Second: Let’s face it, if you or I were going to write a creation story, we would be right in the middle of it. We would be created first, then we would do this, that and the other thing. I would put animals on land before flying animals, seems easier to crawl than fly. But here is what is interesting. I wasn’t there. God was. And, the more we learn and observe and study the more we reinforce God’s record of what happened. We sometimes get so big headed thinking we know everything, then there is a discovery like dark matter and we find that the entire scope of everything we know and understand makes up only 4% of what is really out there. It is difficult to not be in awe of creation and to see it as unbelievably beyond comprehension. It is, but God is bigger!
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Wrong…..god appears 32 times in Genesis 1:1 (not 31 times)