a reply to: Develo
Dear Develo, you ask us to put ourselves into the shoes of those who wrote the passages of the Bible. Of course in this case you refer to Genesis. And
that was one man. Moses. Raised in the house of Pharaoh, and later a Shepard in the wilderness for forty years.
This Shepard wrote down, under divine inspiration at the direction of angels the Genesis account of creation. Now looking at it from his shoes we will
understand what it really means, and see if it is we who are grasping at straws.
(Genesis 1:1) . . .In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
There was a beginning to the universe. There is no way this nomad Shepard could have known this scientific fact. How long ago that beginning was is
never related to him. But he knows, by divine inspiration there is a beginning. Science has shown that this universe indeed had a beginning. Many
scientists call that birth of creation, which they can detect with scientific instruments, the Big Bang.
(Genesis 1:2) . . .Now the earth was formless and desolate, and there was darkness upon the surface of the watery deep, and God’s active force
was moving about over the surface of the waters.
Now, obviously billions of years have passed since the creation of the universe, and our solar system has formed (from the death of a super red giant,
the only star that can provide the heavy elements needed for life). At that point this planet must of looked much like its sister planet, Venus. With
a thick atmosphere, so thick no light penetrated to the surface.
(Genesis 1:3-5) . . .And God said: “Let there be light.” Then there was light. 4 After that God saw that the light was good, and God began
to divide the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day, but the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, a
The creative forces that the angels used by means of God's active forces over the watery depths of earth's surface cleared up enough of the
atmosphere that light from the sun in heaven which has already been in existence many billions of years, now penetrates the atmosphere.
(Genesis 1:6-8) . . .Then God said: “Let there be an expanse between the waters, and let there be a division between the waters and the
waters.” 7 Then God went on to make the expanse and divided the waters beneath the expanse from the waters above the expanse. And it was so.
8 God called the expanse Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
There was a water canopy in the atmosphere above the earth, and there became a division between it and the water on the earth, or the oceans. The
expanse above was called heaven (the sky). A second day came to pass.
These days, by the way are creative days, and lasted eons of time, and were not literal 24 hour days. Ignorant fool.
(Genesis 1:9-13) . . .Then God said: “Let the waters under the heavens be collected together into one place, and let the dry land appear.” And
it was so. 10 God called the dry land Earth, but the collecting of the waters, he called Seas. And God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said:
“Let the earth cause grass to sprout, seed-bearing plants and fruit trees according to their kinds, yielding fruit along with seed on the earth.”
And it was so. 12 And the earth began to produce grass, seed-bearing plants and trees yielding fruit along with seed, according to their kinds. Then
God saw that it was good. 13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
Now finally the waters on the earth were collected together by God's angelic forces, molding the earth for life. And then land appeared. The land was
called Earth. And then plant life was created.
The archaeological record shows that plant life is the first form of life to appear on earth. Was Moses, the Shepard, thousands of years in advance of
his understanding of the fossil record?
What happened because of the production of plant based life within the carbon-dioxide rich atmosphere that most likely existed at that point? Yes,
the clearing up of the atmosphere even more.
(Genesis 1:14-19) . . .Then God said: “Let there be luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to make a division between the day and the night,
and they will serve as signs for seasons and for days and years. 15 They will serve as luminaries in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the
earth.” And it was so. 16 And God went on to make the two great luminaries, the greater luminary for dominating the day and the lesser luminary
for dominating the night, and also the stars. 17 Thus God put them in the expanse of the heavens to shine upon the earth 18 and to dominate by day
and by night and to make a division between the light and the darkness. Then God saw that it was good. 19 And there was evening and there was
morning, a fourth day.
The production of plant life cleared the atmosphere enough now that the luminaries in the heavens became visible to a person that might be on the
planet surface. The sun's light reached the earth, as did the light of the moon at night. And also the stars.
Do you understand the scientific creative process that is being explained to you thousands of years ago, which cannot be disputed, but has only been
proven by science? How did Moses the sheep-herder know this?
(Genesis 1:20-23) . . .Then God said: “Let the waters swarm with living creatures, and let flying creatures fly above the earth across the
expanse of the heavens.” 21 And God created the great sea creatures and all living creatures that move and swarm in the waters according to their
kinds and every winged flying creature according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. 22 With that God blessed them, saying: “Be fruitful
and become many and fill the waters of the sea, and let the flying creatures become many in the earth.” 23 And there was evening and there was
morning, a fifth day.
After these things life in the sea appeared, and birds. Each one according to their kind. No gradual evolution involved.
Again the fossil record shows that, after plant life, sea life appeared, and then birds. Also all these changes were sudden, there is no gradual
evolution in the fossil record. How does Moses, the ignorant sheep-herder of the desert continue to get it right?
(Genesis 1:24, 25) . . .Then God said: “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds, domestic animals and creeping
animals and wild animals of the earth according to their kinds.” And it was so. 25 And God went on to make the wild animals of the earth according
to their kinds and the domestic animals according to their kinds and all the creeping animals of the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that
it was good.
Then domestic and wild animals appeared according to their kinds. No gradual evolution from one to another. Rather according to their kinds. The
fossil record again bears testimony that after sea life and birds appeared, land animals appeared. And there was never a gradual, evolution. In the
fossil record it was sudden.