2- THE CREATION OF GOD.
The opening paragraph in the book of Genesis recounts how God created the universe and all things within six days, has been many ridicules as unscientific. Some Christians don't pay attention, but there are some people wonder boredom.
Because this is the science of God, this is the work of the Holy Spirit, He used such a simple and poetic plot to conceal a work greater than the creation of the Universe, and then Jesus used his parables to reveal that work: "I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world."
This story most of us have read, or have heard of: It compries 31 passages of Chapter One and three and a half passages of Chapter Two in Genesis:
Gen 1:1: "In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth." :
This verse both affirms God is The Creator of The Universe and illuminates the science, because not only at that time but until very recently, many people still think that the Universe existed by itself from eternity and last forever, even someone who thinks about gods also believes that gods are from somewhere in the Universe. But Jesus said very clearly 2000 years ago, "Heaven and earth will pass away". In fact, science has shown time the Universe was born, raised then will pass. ("The origin of The Universe").
Gen 1: 2: "And the earth was without form or shape, with darkness over the abyss and a mighty wind sweeping over the waters."
"The earth was without form, or shape.": From about 15 billion years before, this material universe had nothing, nothing to be seen, no dust particles ("The origin of The Universe"). "With darkness over the abyss": "darkness" is demons and their power. In the parable "Lazarus and the rich man", there is a "abyss" between the rich man and Abraham. And Revelation also affirms the abyss is hell. So we understand this passage: Before God had created the Universe, demons were full in hell.
"A mighty wind sweeping over the water": God's plan of creating physical lives and generating spirit lives: (John 3, 5-6: "Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. What is born of the flesh is flesh and what is born of the Spirit is spirit.").
Gen 1: 3: Then God said: Let there be light, and there was light:
God created humans only for the purpose of giving us to live forever in God's Kingdom. So the important thing that God created LIGHT to lead us to eternal life: "I have come into the world as light so that everyone who believes me may not have to remain in darkness. But if anyone listens to my words and fails to observe them, I will not pass judgment on him, for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. Anyone who rejects me and does not accept my words already has a judge. On the last day, the word that I have spoken will serve as his judge. For I have not spoken on my own, but the Father who sent me, has himself given me command about what I am to say and how I am to speak. I know that his commandment is eternal life. Therefore, what I speak is what the Father has told me to say."(John 12: 46-50):
LIGHT is the Word of God, the Preaching of Jesus Christ. And the Gospel of Jesus Christ contains very precious and important laws that are necessary to lead mankind to eternal life. So the LIGHT is the LAWS of God ("Supernatural Laws").
Gen 1: 4-5: God saw that the light was good. God then seperated the light from the darkness. God called the light "day", and the darkness he called "night." Evening came, and morning followed -the first day:
The Light of Christ is the Way, the Truth, the Life, the Word of God, the Word of the Father, the supernatural Laws of God, which tell right and wrong, good and bad, vitally important that was created first of all in "The First Day": This means the most important thing.
Genesis 1:6-8: "Then God said: 'Let there be a dome in the middle of the waters, to seperate one body of water to the other. God made the dome, and it seperated the water below the dome from the water above the dome. And so it happened. God called the dome "sky." Evening came, and morning followed-the second day.":
The water under the dome is the physical life, and the water above the dome is the spiritual life.
Genesis 1:9-10: Then God said: 'Let the water under the sky be gathered into a single basin, so that the dry land may appear. And so it happened: the water under the sky was gathered into its basin, and the dry land appeared. God called the dry land "earth", and the basin of water he called "sea." God saw that it was good.": Physical life has the beginning and has the end.
Gen 1: 11-13 : "Then God said: Let the earth bring forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it. And so it happened: the earth brought forth vegetation: every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree that bears fruit with its seed in it. God saw that it was good. Evening came, and morning followed -the third day":
"In the same way, every good tree bears good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit"(Mt 7,17): From grass to tree are all our actions which have good results or bad consequences: So that not only sin is transmitted and spread, but it is more important and necessary that the merit is transmitted also.
Gen 1:14-19: Then God said, 'Let there be lights in the dome of the sky, to seperate the day from the night. Let them mark the seasons, the days, and the years, and serve as lights in the dome of the sky, to illuminate the earth. And so it happened. God made the two great lights, the greater one to govern the day, and the lesser one to govern the night, and the stars. God set them in the dome of the sky to illuminate the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to seperate the light from the darkness, God saw that it was good. Evening came, and morning followed -the fourth day:
It is well understood that the literal meaning of "light" in this passage is the sun, the moon, and as the above said "Light" is God's SUPERNATURAL LAWS, which we see more clearly here: the light is counted as each LAW of God, The Sun stands for "HAVING, BE GIVEN", the Moon stands for "PAY THE LAST PENNY" and "GIVING EQUALLY AS BE RECEIVED". So the Bible uses the wonderful verbs: ILLUMINATE, GOVERN, SEPERATE : Meaning: God created LAWS to guide and illuminate the world, for mankind knows what is right and wrong, good and bad so that mankind can gain merit to get salvation, and based on those Laws to be rewarded or punished.
"He made the stars also": The stars are also the LAWS of God, but like the real stars are far away, they seem as the advisings of Jesus: Mt 23, 12: "All those who exalt themseves will be humbled, and all those who humble themselves will be exalted." Mt 10, 39: "Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake shall find it." Mt 6, 14: "If you forgive others for the wrongs they have done, your heavenly Father also forgive you."...
Gen 1:20-25: Then God said: 'Let the water teem with an abundance of living creatures, and on the earth let birds fly beneath the dome of the sky. God created the great sea monsters and all kinds of crawling living creactures with which the water teems, and all kinds of winged birds. God saw that it was good, and God blessed them, saying: Be fertile, multiply, and fill the water of the seas; and let the birds multiply on the earth. Evening came, and morning followed -the fifth day. Then God said: 'Let the earth bring forth every kinds of living creature: tame animal, crawling things, and every kind of wild animal. And so it happened: God made every kind of wild animal, every kind of tame animal, and every kind of thing that crawls on the ground. God saw that it was good."
"I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as cunning as serpents and yet as innocent as doves."(Mt 10, 16): Beyond the real meanings, we understand animals stand for all kinds of people. So the question: "Where does suffering come from?", "Why does God allow evil to happen?"... This passage of Scripture is the answer: God gave birth to ugly people, and beautiful people, the healthy, the blind, the deaf, the handicapped... God gave birth to all kinds of animals, some gentle, beautiful, and useful. There are also poisonous and ferocious ones like tigers, leopards, snakes, scorpions, poisonous plants, weeds, germs, disease-causing bacteria... God gave birth to warm weather, favorable rain, and wind... There are also storms, floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis... So happiness, as well as suffering is the NATURAL LAW created by God himself, but God also created much more importance laws, which is the SUPERNATURAL LAWS to combine with those natural laws that provide for protecting, teaching, judging, rewarding, punishing, depending on the circumstances of each person. (Message of Merciful Love, Jesus: "Nature has important laws to be reputable, but supernatural life with God has even more IMPORTANT LAWS that people need to know and respect if one wishes to achieve complete detachment from creatures.")
Genesis 1: 26 -28: Then God said: Let us make human beings in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the tame animals, all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the earth.
God created mankind in his own image;
in the image of God he created them;
male and female created them.
God blessed them, and God said to them: Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it. Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air and all the living things that crawl on the earth.": "Then the Lord God formed the man out of dust of the ground and blew into his nostrils the BREATH OF LIFE and the man became a LIVING BEING.": Man is "like" God, the man likes the "Image" of God, is Human has soul like God. With soul, human is thousands of times smarter than animals and can dominate all things.
Genesis 1:29: "God also said: See, I give to you every seed-bearing plant on all the earth and every tree that has seed-bearing fruit on it to be your food; and to all the wild animals, all the birds of the air, and all the living creatures that crawl on the earth, I give all the green plants for food. And so it happened. God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed--the six day.":
"Fruits" is the good deeds we do that will bear the fruit of merit, the "food" that feeds and sanctifies our souls. ("Good trees bear good fruit")
Genesis 2:1-3: Thus the heavens and the earth and all their array were completed. On the seventh day God completed the work he had been doing; he rested on the seventh day from all the work he had undertaken. God blessed the seven day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work he had done in creation.":
Before creating human, God created Laws that were extremely just, so he rely on those Laws to protect, teach, comfort, and guide us to the Kingdom of God and based on those Laws to judge, reward, and punish. So "rest" means all the things that God does on earth are in SUPERNATURAL LAWS combined with natural laws.
Gen 2: 4: "This is the story of the heavens and earth at their creation. When the Lord God made the earth and the heaven.": There is the beginning in the creation of God from generation to generation until now.
In short, the Bible's creation expresses in such a wonderful way: The same text that both expresses the creation of physical life to the creation of spiritual life and especially the creation of the good supernatural laws of God.