1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was without 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.
3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
6And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” 7And God made the expanse and separated the waters that were under the expanse from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. 8And God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, the second day.
9And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And it was so. 10God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas. And God saw that it was good.
11And God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind, on the earth.” And it was so. 12The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds, and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 13And there was evening and there was morning, the third day.
14And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth.” And it was so. 16And God made the two great lights—the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night—and the stars. 17And God set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day.
20And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” 21So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
24And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26Then 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 birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
27So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.
28And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” 29And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. 30And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
Here we have the description of how Earth was created. The Biblical concept is different from modern scientifical idea. Here we can read that whole Earth was created in just six days. Modern science is claiming that Earth was created by itself in the long process of billions and billions of years. Scientists are claiming that each kind of plant or animal (they include humans to be animal as well) are created by slow evolution, from very simple cells and organism, through billions of years more complex organisms were created. Bible is claiming that everything was created in one day. Plants, trees and vegetation were created in one day. All fish and living creatures from water plus all the birds and the creatures that can fly were created in one day. And all the other animals, livestock, creeping things, beasts and humans were created in one day.
So, we have two contradictory theories about the creation of our Earth. One is ‘evolution’ and the other is ‘creationism’. There are several scientists that are accepting the ‘creationism’, so you can research it more deeply and see their points. One day I have a plan to research those studies as well to deepen my understanding, then I can also write about that. For now, I can give you only two reasons why I believe in ‘creationism.’ Firstly, I have learned to trust the Bible. I have accepted it that it is a word from God. Secondly, this life is way too complex to be created by accident. Everywhere we can see that this life has a Creator.
Evolutionists are believing that everything was created by the accident. From small quarks were created protons, electrons, then they created atoms and atoms then created molecules and molecules created first cells and those cells started creating simple organisms and later from those simple organisms, more complex organisms have emerged. Evolutionists also believe that we are upgraded version of monkeys. In fact, they believe that we are monkeys, just an evolved one. But in the Bible we can clearly read that God created us in His image and He created us to have dominion over all the other animals. And if you look around, that is true. We humans are by far the most intelligent species on this Earth. We are dominating this world. We have built New York City, not the monkeys. My point is, we are not the one of the animals, but rather, we are the rulers over the animals. If ‘evolution’ is truth, then why today monkeys are not becoming humans? Why lizards are not becoming crocodiles? Evolutionists also believe that wolfs in the order to survive, they became good too people so that people can feed them, in other words, they don’t believe in dogs, they just believe in wolfs that have become dogs in order to survive. Tell me, why other animals are not doing that? Why rhinoceros don’t become good to people in order to survive? Why rhinoceroses don’t become man’s best friend? In my conclusions, theory of evolution is just funny one. I cannot take it serious. Life and Earth is so complex. Human organism as whole, kidneys, blood, liver, lungs, heart, eyes, brain, neurons, everything works so harmoniously and perfectly. And you tell me that this life is an accident? We have thoughts, feelings, morals, fears… If we were created by accident, then life wouldn’t have any purpose.
Does this means that Bible is against science?
No. On the contray, reading the Bible, studying the Bible, trying to understand it, it requires a lots of thought process. Bible is a huge book and in order to understand it, you really have to use your brain a lot. This is why I believe that dedicated study of Bible will help you to develop and sharpen your cognitive abilities. It will not make you less intelligent, but rather, it will teach you how to think and how to research. It will teach you how to communicate and how to form your opinions.
To say that reading the Bible is going to make you less intelligent, is a superficial statement. Do you know what will make you less intelligent? To read a short article which says: “Scientists proved that Earth is ____ billions years old.” and to accept that article without doing any research. That will make you less intelligent.
Bible is beautiful book and it is “alive” book. In other words, everytime that you read the Bible, something new you will discover.
But lets talk about creation and these few lines that we have read here.
We are reading that God created whole Earth in six days. People say that this is not possible. My answer is, if God wanted, He could created whole Earth in just one day. In the matter of fact, He could created whole Earth in just one second. But then why did He created it in six days and then He stopped creating? I don’t know why, but one of my ideas is because of symbolism. Here we can also read that God created Sun, Moon and all the other stars so that we can orient ourselves regarding the signs and seasons, days and years. By looking at the stars, we have learned a lot about our planet. He have developed calendars which are helping us to organize ourselves in time and space. We have figured out by movement of our planet and stars around us, how day and night and how seasons are changing. In the same way, it is possible that God created planet in six days because it represents one week. Then on the seventh day, we are resting from all the work that we have done the following week. And that is one week. And it is very important to divide a life to years, and years to months, months to weeks and weeks to days. We can see that God also cares about this. He gave us Sun, Moon and stars for signs and seasons, days and years.
Purpose of Sun and Moon is not just for our calendars so that we can measure “time”, but purpose of those celestial bodies is of course, light. But here we can read something that can be very confusing. On the first day God created light and then on the fourth day He created Sun. What does that mean? It means that there is some other form of light that we are not aware of it. As we will progress into our reading of Bible, later we will see that Jesus when he transformed himself in front of His disciples, He transformed into a light. Also in the end of Bible, in the book of Revelation, when Earth will be renewed and cleared from sins, there will also be this light. It will not be Sun, but some other light. What is exactly this light, we don’t know, but we can conclude that is some kind of God’s attribute. Light is maybe a form of God. We know that when you read about people who had near death experience or they were in coma, very often they describe that they have saw some light and that light was very warm and comforting. They didn’t wanted to leave that light. So, we don’t know much about this light except that it is a light from God Himself, that is better than Sun and also, it probably will not give you a skin cancer. If Sun contains vitamin D, then light from God contains all the vitamins and minerals in abundance. Jokes aside, here is also one very interesting thing that we can observe. On the fourth day God created Sun, but on the third day God created vegetation, plants and fruits. We know that vegetation is the primary source of life on this planet. It is a food for humans and all the other animals, it produces glucose and it gives us oxygen. Without vegetation, we would be dead in the matter of seconds. But what does vegetation needs in order to sustain itself? It needs Sun. If there was no Sun, all the vegetation would dry off immediately. But here in the Bible, we can read that God first created vegetation, then on the next day He created Sun. What does that mean? That means that light of God is enough for life. This light is something so powerful, so healing, so comforting, so fulfilling… That we cannot even imagine it.
From these line about creation, we can also see that God gave humans and all the other animals to eat plants and fruits. We can maybe conclude that God didn’t created animals to eat other animals, and He didn’t created man to eat meat, but later, after the fall of man, maybe animals became aggressive as well and they started eating other animals. Later we can see that God also allowed man to eat meat. It seems that in the beginning, animals were not eating other animals, and it seems that man had a complete dominion over animals. He was not afraid of them. Animals were obeying man. Of course, this is just a speculation, but it is a good argument against vegan people who are claiming that they don’t believe in God because this life is so cruel. Animals are eating animals in order to survive. A life of one creature is death of other creature. It is cruel in a way and many people lose their faith in God. From the childhood they have this image that God is merciful, full of love, and later as they develop their own opinions and experiences of the world, they become unbelievers because they cannot accept that man is killing animals for food and animals are eating other animals. But problem is that people are not reading Bible and they are not interested in theology. From the Bible we can clearly see that God created humans and animals to eat plants and fruits. Later, because of sin, because of human betrayal, rebellion against God, animals started eating other animals and humans started eating meat as well. But why did animals turned bad? Why did human sin reflected upon the animals? Because man had a dominion over animals. If you defeat the king, the whole kingdom will feel the consequences. All what I am trying to say is that God didn’t created cruel world where one species are food for other species. God created a pure sinless world. All the cruelty is just a by-product of our sin and our rebellion.
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