Saturday, February 2, 2013

When Was the Earth Itself Created?

The Bible says:

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 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. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3:

When you read this, you see some interesting things pre-existing the light God created light on day 1 of creation. There was an earth that was “without form and void” and there was water that the “Spirit of God moved upon”.

How long was the earth without form and void? How long did this water exist? Some suggest this could have been millions of years, explaining the supposed geologic age of

The Sabbath A Perpetual Sign—Part 4

By Joseph Bates (adapted)

The Spirit of God directed Moses to write that God “blessed the seventh day” of creation, “and sanctified it, because that in it he had rested (Hebrew: shabath) from all his work”. This shows that the Sabbath has existed from that very day.
(Genesis 2:2-3). See also Exodus 5:5, 16:30, 23:12, 31:16-17, 34: 21 for uses of shabath.

The Bible is just as clear that the “Sabbath” was created on the seventh day, as it is that “man” was created on the sixth day.

Wouldn’t it be absurd to try and prove that Adam was not created in the beginning, but that He came into existence at Sinai? And yet that is just as logical as trying to