Monday, September 19, 2016

Is There A Gap Caused By Evil Angels In Gen 1:2 Or It Was A Time-Gap God Took To Create A Lump Of Clay?







In The Beginning God Created Or Recreated?

Question : This article "Are Both The Word 'Created' And 'Made' Means The Same?" has several errors in it's teaching . Firstly...God did not "recreate" this world. The Bible speaks about the earth being without form and void because that is an example of a lump of clay that we would use to start creating. It had nothing at all to do with satan and his demons. "In the beginning..." is about God's creation. It is not about Satan or his rebellion. I wouldn't trust the author of this article at all when looking for biblical teachings. Notice the words at the start of Genesis...it says "In the beginning God created...". It does NOT say "In the beginning God RE-created...". There is no mention of recreating anything. What we plainly read is the process of God's creation.

Answer : Sometimes we have to think what the information the Bible gives, why it has happened, what might have caused it to happen. When you piece together the puzzles of the Bible, you can get the bigger picture that God is trying to convey. Other wise you cannot be a good Bible scholar or a teacher or even a spiritual person. Ok...I too agree with you that "In the beginning..." is about God's creation, but why did chaos, emptiness and darkness exist after the creation of God in the beginning? Especially the darkness in the Bible is equated to the kingdom of darkness from the beginning of time (2 Peter 1:19; 2:4; 2 Cor 4:6), that is why in the new heaven and new earth there will be no more darkness and the Lord Himself will be its light (Rev 21:22-23, 24-25, 26-27). Do you know that? Why did darkness descend on earth when God "has made everything beautiful in its time. " (Eccl 3:11, NKJV). If God has made all things beautiful, why should darkness come on earth in this beautiful world? It is not just right to say there are errors in my writing without describing what it is? What you have done is, just because you didn't want to connect the puzzle that Bible solves and want to see the whole picture, you are screaming error. That is not a good way of doing exegetic in the Bible. By speaking like this you are showing that you are novice and not a real spiritual person or a teacher to dig in to the Word of God. Ignorance! Ha,ha,..check in to the Hebrew and get back if you have any kind of doubt. "In the beginning God created...". It does NOT say "In the beginning God RE-created..." you are saying by rephrasing? It is a pity to see you reason like this, when you can see the context and then consider the real meaning of a passage further in to it by Hebrew meaning of the given passage in dictionary like Strong's concordance.

You have said, "The Bible speaks about the earth being without form and void because that is an example of a lump of clay that we would use to start creating. It had nothing at all to do with Satan and his demons," this is so ludicrous. I am asking you, does not God have the power to create the earth with one word as it is, does he need to create a lump of clay as though he is limited with his creative ability to create and so he has to do something as it is done in the laboratory? Why should God create a lump in darkness, and chaos should prevail over this newly formed lump as though God's laboratory has got blow off by some wrong mixing of chemicals that has blown the entire project of God in to this pathetic state. But Bible clearly reveals that all the angels of God sang the praises of God initially when God started the project-earth (Job 38:6-7). That includes the devil and his minions who were at that time working for God with joy in their heart. So we know that after this event the earth entered in to the state of shapelessness, void, dark and chaos prevailed over it because when God threw out Satan out of heaven because of his pride, one third of angels were convinced by the devil of a superior life with him than with God, so they trusted Satan and became demons in rebellion against God (Isa 14:13-15; Rev 12:3-4). These were the ones who delayed the project-earth of God and created confusion in the earth at that time. This was the reason for the little gap, but God has revealed in His Word that such evil things done by devil and his demons could not deter God's plan for the creation of earth and ultimately humans, as God continued with His creation to say good, good, good, good, good, and finally after creating humans on the sixth day God said very good and then rested along with them to enjoy their relationship as they were created in His own image (Gen 1:3). So we know that there was a gap theory of little delay that fits in to it, but the gap was not powerful enough to stop God from creating and establishing His will on earth. The gap was a delay that God allowed to re-structure the earth for the Glory of Christ to be revealed through it (Rev 13:8; 1 Peter 1:20; Eph 1:4).

In other words, because God allowed evil to continue in their rebellion within that gap, His plan for earth was not just perfect, but more than perfect because Satan as a rebel was able to still have access on earth as its guard (Job 1:7; Ezek 28:14, 16), and therefore by giving human a free will, man was allowed to choose obedience or rebellion by his own choice. In spite of man failing God, still God made a way for humans to come to Him through Christ's merit and not their own (Gen 1:15, 16-17; 3:21; Rom 5:12). One of the great things that happened to humans in the midst of all their failures is that God's best who is Christ who was slain in the mind of God before the foundation of the world, was substituted as a payment for human failures, so that God could once again have friendship with man apart from the sinful life of self that rules him which God hates because it destroys their fellowship with Him (Rom 5:19). So by having faith in God humans were brought near to God through Christ, where the Glory of Christ was given to them freely for eternity ahead, which God felt was more precious and valuable than a sin free world of robotic-humans who would obey God not out of their free will, but out of pre programmed in built perfect life designed by God without faults or failures in which free-will will be no more available in love expressed through God's unconditional forgiveness but only in obedience to God through the law as an obligation (Luke 7:47). The gap theory of millions or billions of years is not the truth of the Bible, because it does not fit in to the powerful God that the Bible reveals page after page who does everything for His own glory. God does things, the way He wants, the time He wants and finally He takes the route he wants to fullfill that which He wants. So the gap theory that reigned for sometime in Gen 1:2 is just a negligible time of some days or months or years, and not more than that. This is the only thing that we can learn from the Bible by digging in to it.           

I expect you to know the Bible really well before you comment saying error. You do not have to trust me, you trust the Bible that it solves all mysteries. Thank you.

Much Blessings...



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