Creation, Day One
Heaven and Earth
the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the
the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters."
- Genesis 1:1-2. This was the original state of heaven and earth. There
was nothing and no one on it at all. You see that key word
That means God did not stop right there, He continued on with day one.
Secular scientists say that the universe (including the earth
and all life on it) was created with a "Big Bang" billions of years ago.
They say that the sun came before the earth and that the earth was
eventually formed as a hot molten blob. Molten means that the earth was
so hot that its surface was melted. If the earth was so hot that its
surface was melted, there could not have been any water on it. The Bible
also says that God created light before He created the sun, and that the
sun wasn't created until day four, which is totally the opposite of
And God Created Light and Dark
God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the
light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the
evening and the morning were the first day." -
Genesis 1:3-5. God did not stop with just making heaven and earth, He
creates light and calls the
light day and dark night.
here is a
form of energy, not spiritual. It was non-existent in a world that was
not yet energized. Dark is simply darkness, not spiritual darkness
(evil). This is an important point because energy cannot be created in
it’s own, it needs a heat source, and God is not the origin of spiritual
then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you,
that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we
have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the
truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son
cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive
ourselves, and the truth is not in us."
The world we live in is much too complex to
happen by chance, it had to be created by someone. Think about the earth
being created covered with water. That's pretty amazing since the earth
is the only planet that has liquid water on it, and we can't live
without water. It's easy to see that there is a Creator when we look
around us. Everything we see tells us about God, and people who ignore
God's creation really have no excuse. “For
the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal
power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when
they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but
became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the
glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible
man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”
- Romans 1:20-23.
Creation, Day Two
And God Creates The Firmament
(visible arch of the sky)
God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let
it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and
divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which
were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament
Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."
- Genesis 1:6-8.
there be a firmament in the midst of the waters,”
Believe it or not, the earth, in fact, the whole universe is under
water. We do not see that because God only reveals to us what He
chooses. Also, there are three levels of heaven, there is the sky, the
universe, and the place when His angels and those who died and are saved
dwell right now, and where He sits on His throne.
God put some of the water that was on the
earth above the atmosphere. This made a layer of water very high above
the earth. Many creation scientists believe that the water layer around
the earth made a vapor canopy that sheltered or protected it from
harmful radiation. The rays from the sun that cause you to get sunburn
are an example of harmful radiation. The vapor canopy would have made
the earth like a beautiful greenhouse. This may be one reason why the
people before the flood lived to be hundreds of years old, and why even
animals lived for a very long time. However, the vapor canopy collapsed
at the time of the flood, therefore, it caused a genetic breakdown
within our own bodies which has effected our health and shortened our
lifespan. This may be true, but, God explains why He chose to reduce the
lifespan of man because of the wickedness of man. Sin always results in
the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he
also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”
- Genesis 6:3.
God also made the atmosphere when He separated the waters. The
atmosphere is the open space all around us with air that people and
animals breathe. The earth is the only planet with an atmosphere that we
can breathe. The most important thing that we need in our atmosphere is
oxygen. We can't see oxygen, it is something that is invisible in the
air we breathe, but we can't live without it. Most other living things
on our planet need oxygen, too.
God didn't put just any amount of
oxygen in our atmosphere, He put exactly the right amount. If we had
less oxygen in our atmosphere, our bodies would have to work much
harder, and we would be gasping for air all the time. There would also
be less oxygen in the water, so living things in the water wouldn't
survive. Also, oxygen is what makes things burn. So if there were less
oxygen in our atmosphere, things wouldn't burn. But if we had more
oxygen, things would be catching on fire too easily, and our earth would
be a dangerous place to live.
To help us have just the right
amount of oxygen, God also put nitrogen, another invisible thing, in the
atmosphere. Nitrogen doesn't like to make things burn up like oxygen
does, so nitrogen makes the oxygen more stable.
Creation, Day Three
And God Created Dry Land
God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one
place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the
dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas:
and God saw that it was good."
- Genesis 1:9.
the dry land appear:”
The first thing God did on the third day was to make the land surface
rise up out of the water. Some scientists believe that there was only
one large landmass, or continent, when God first made the dry land. The
present day oceans were not the same as the seas (ocean) before the
flood. The borders of the oceans today formed after the waters receded
from the flood. The day will come in the new earth when there will be no
more seas, but there will still be waters above the heavens. “And
I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first
earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. And I John saw the
holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared
as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of
heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will
dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be
with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from
their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor
crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are
- Revelation 21:1-4.
The Bible does not tell us how many continents there were when he
first Created the earth. It may be that there
was just one large continent (Pangaea), that later separated at the time
of the flood. This would have occurred quickly in a period of a few
months, not over millions of years as evolutionists claim. Christian's
are often accused of believing that the earth is the center of the
Universe, and that everything revolved around it, but it was Aristotle
(384–322 BC) who taught this, not the Bible.
And God Created Grass and Plants
God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and
the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself,
upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and
herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose
seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And
the evening and the morning were the third day."
- Genesis 1:10-12.
his kind, whose seed is in itself,”
God made grass, plants, and trees, even their seeds of their own kind.
That means that none of these things could have come from another
source. This is the first time the phrase is used, and it is repeated
several more times in the following verses. This means that each group
of plants were made uniquely, and that they were not made or evolved
from other kinds of plants. Plants can never evolve into other "kinds"
of plants. They can only produce variations of their original "kind".
Plants are important to us for many reasons. One thing plants do is make
oxygen for us to breathe. Some plants give us food to eat, material to
build things, and just for us to look at and enjoy. A plant with a
beautiful flower could not have happened just by chance. Neither could a
plant that gives us fruit to eat. It had to be designed by a Creator. “Consider
the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say
unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of
these. If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field,
and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will
you, O ye of little faith?”
- Luke 12:27,28.
confuse genetically modified foods and plants with creation (everything
that is made by man has been made from something God made). Genetically
modified organisms (GMOs) are organisms that have been altered using
genetic engineering methods. GMO’s are an animal or plant that has been
produced through genetic engineering . Genetic engineering is a term
used to describe biotechnological methods used by scientists to directly
manipulate an organism’s genome. GMOs do not include plants or animals
made by selective breeding, or animals modified by being given hormone
supplements or antibiotics. All of these products of genetic
engineering were created using the following steps: identifying a trait
of interest, isolating that genetic trait, inserting that trait into the
genome of a desired organism, and then growing the engineered organism.
And God Created The Stars,
Sun, and Moon
God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide
the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and
for days, and years: And let them be for lights in the firmament of the
heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two
great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to
rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the
firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over
the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness:
and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the
fourth day. " -
let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”
When God created the lights in heaven, He didn’t just do it to give
light, He did it to mark time also. This means that, Adam would be able
not only days but "years". Think of the ways we measure time: day,
month, year, and seven-day week. The first three all come from
astronomical observations. One day is measured by the length of time it
takes the earth to rotate on its axis. One lunar month is measured by
the phases of the moon, which means from the new moon (invisible) to the
full moon (round) and back to the new moon. A year is the time it takes
the earth to orbit the sun (365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45
seconds). Genesis does not say that the sun is not a star, it says it is
greater than the moon, which we call a planet, and also that the sun is
more significant than the other stars.
The stars have also been
used for navigation
before compasses were invented. At the time
of Jesus' birth, God sent a special star as a sign to the wise men. That
star is what led them to Jesus. "Now
when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the
king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying,
Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in
the east, and are come to worship him."
Even animals use the stars for navigation.
Some young birds, for instance, are able to 'learn' the pattern in which
constellations of stars rotate and use
it to tell which way is north. Constellations are groups of stars that
have been given names, like Ursa Major, Ursa Minor, Bootes, and Orion,
which were named
in the Bible. “Which
alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and
Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. Which doeth great things past
finding out; yea, and wonders without number.”
- Job 9:9-10.
God also made the sun, moon and stars so that we could see His glory
and attributes, but He did not put the stars or the sun in place for us
to worship. God
never intended for His creation to be used
for wicked astrology, but in astronomy. "Stand
now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries,
wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able
to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail. Thou art wearied in the
multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the
monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that
shall come upon thee. Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall
burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the
flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it."
- Isaiah 47:12-14.
Creation, Day Five
And God Created The Animals of The Sea
And The Birds
God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that
hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament
of heaven. And God created great whales, and every living creature that
moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and
every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God
blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in
the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the evening and the
morning were the fifth day." - Genesis 1:20-23
“he moving creature that hath life, and fowl
that may fly” God made sea life and the birds. God filled the
water and the air with uncountable sea creatures and birds of every size
and description. The birds and sea creatures are incredible examples of
the greatness of God's creation. The word "fowl" translated in Hebrew is
"Oph", means, A flying
or winged animal. The generic name of certain animals that move through
the air by the aid of wings are called fowls. So, fowl
were not only birds, but all flying creatures. This would include flying
insects and bats. Those who believe in evolution claim that birds
evolved from dinosaurs (or that they shared a common ancestor), but
Genesis tells us that birds and flying reptiles (pterosaurs) were both
created on the same day, and that dinosaurs (and other land animals)
were created after birds (Day 6). This is yet another reason why you
cannot take Evolution as being accurate.
God commanded the
animals to create after "their kind", this means that birds would only
produce other birds. This allows for variation within birds. So, the
finches that Darwin saw were not evidence for evolution, only that birds
produce a variety of other birds within their kind.
Creation, Day Six:
And God Created The Animals of The Land
God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind,
cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and
it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and
cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth
after his kind: and God saw that it was good." - Genesis 1:24,25.
“Let the earth bring forth the living creature
after his kind,” God created all animals that live on land that
are both living and now extinct, including dinosaurs. There are nearly
thirty places in the Old Testament that mentions "dragons", these are
creatures we would now call dinosaurs. Animals can only produce
varieties of their created kinds (new breeds and species). But they can
never produce new "kinds" of animals, this in itself shows evolution is
God made some really interesting land animals, two
of which are really hard for Evolutionists to explain. They are called
the Pangolin and the Platypus. Both the pangolin and the platypus are
unique among mammals, and all the evidence shows that they were created
that way. It looks like they didn't evolve from anything, but have
always been much the same as they are now, examples of the wonderful
design and variety of God's creation.
And God Created Man
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 fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping
thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And
God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and
replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of
the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that
moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb
bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree,
in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be
for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air,
and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life,
I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every
thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening
and the morning were the sixth day."Genesis
us make man in our image, after our likeness:”
God made man in His own image. What great thought that God put in us
that He made man in the very Image and likeness of God, clearly
Man(mankind) is fearfully and wonderfully made! Only man was created
with some of the characteristics of God. Only man can think and plan and
be creative. Only man was created with a clear distinction between the
animals, not from evolved apes or amoebas, but in the very image and
likeness of God himself. God separates man from the animals by giving
him authority over them. This also says that at one time even large
animals like dinosaurs, elephants and tigers all peacefully lived with
man, and obeyed him.
us” See this key word here, “US”
This does not mean that there is more than one God, this means that God
was speaking of Himself in plural form, the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Ghost. Man is the only creation of God’s that has a soul,
therefore, only man can have the Spirit of God in them. “For
there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and
the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.” - 1 John 5:7
God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.”
God was pleased with the state of his creation. This implies that God
made everything perfect. Satan had not yet been cast from heaven, and
Adam had not yet sinned.
The Word is Jesus Christ, “In
the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was
God. The same was in the beginning with God. And the Word was
made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as
of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
- John 1:1,2,14.
This does not mean that animals do not know
their Creator, God only gives man the choice to believe in and know
their Creator. “Consider
the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse
nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the
- Luke 12:24.
The most incredible thing
about God is that, while He is our Creator, He never forces us to follow
Him, He gives us the choice. That does not mean they will not regret
their choice when they do face Him, and it does not mean that God does
not love every person He creates, but it does mean He will deny those
who deny Him. “Whosoever
therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my
Father which is in heaven.
But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my
Father which is in heaven.”
- Matthew 10:32,33.
Those who question
Creation or the literal Word
of God have no faith in the Word of God. The reason we stick to the King
James Bible is because it is the only current English translation that
keeps every word in tact. As Christians, we must learn to treat God’s
Word as the only source of absolute truth and authority. True science
and evolution (how man and animals adapt to their environment) does not
contradict the Bible, it proves it. God gave us His Word that we might
understand Him more and have a true relationship with Him. No one needs
to have a Bible to know God exists, man believed and followed Him well
before He gave us His Word. “But
we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this,
that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and
disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane,
for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For
whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for
menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other
thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”
- 1 Timothy 1:8-10.