Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Was the earth created in six days, with the seventh as a day of rest? I have firmly believed in the six days of creation, and certainly resting on the seventh day. Is it a coincidence that as more of society works absent a day of rest, the number of physical and mental illnesses increases? Our bodies and minds are designed to optimize with a day of rest! That is another discussion for writing.

What does the Bible say about Creation? First let’s agree that God is the creator. Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Dr. Gerald L. Schroeder in his book, “The Hidden Face of God: How Science Reveals the Ultimate Truth” defines the Hebrew word Be’reasheet can mean “in the beginning of,” but not “in the beginning.” The Aramaic recognizes Be’reasheet as a compound word: Be’ means “with” while reasheet means “first wisdom.” Consequently the Aramaic translation says, “With wisdom God created the heavens and the earth.”

Let us agree with certainty that God created all with his wisdom! Believe it or not, Christ’s wisdom dwarfs the wisdom of scientists and bishops. In the first day, God created light calling it day, then separated the light from dark; calling the dark, night. The second day God created the sky. Now the third day, he creates land, and the seas. He continues producing vegetation and enabling the plants to reproduce.

To summarize the first three days, God creates light, sky, land, seas and vegetation.

The sun, moon and stars are created in the fourth day to govern the day and the night. This is the twenty-four hour day that we reference. How long were the first three days before the sun, moon and stars were created? I do not know! Is it possible they are longer than 24 hours since the first three days are not governed by the sun and moon? Could this assist in explaining the discrepancy of Biblical time versus Geological time?

Creation originated from God’s wisdom, this wisdom makes the cumulative of man’s wisdom look ridiculous. What is possible with God’s Wisdom? As stated, I claim no answers; rather Biblical based questions to expand our thoughts. All thoughts are to be filtered with scripture; flaws revealed by discrepancies, are not flaws of scripture; rather man’s wisdom.

“With wisdom God created the heavens and the earth.”

See Christ, Believe Christ, Achieve with Christ!

Rick E. Meyer
See, Believe, Achieve Inc.

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