The Book of Genesis, Chapter 1

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Welcome to my new series on the books of the bible. I’m going to start “in the beginning.” I’ll be starting in the book of Genesis. The book of Genesis is the Old Testament of the Christian bible. It’s also in the Torah (It’s also in the first 5 books of the Torah called the Pentateuch.) in the Judaism.

Here’s chapter 1.

In verse 2, it states “…the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” This is after God made earth. God made the water with the earth. At this point there’s no land. Just a big blue ball floating in space. But this line makes me wonder. Is this the Holy Spirit? Because “the spirit of God” is usually what the Old Testament calls the Holy Spirit before the New Testament. So the Holy Spirit has been here since before the creation of the world.

In verse 4, it says “…he separated the light from the darkness,…”  It’s also in II Corinthians 4:6 which says “For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,…'” This is day & night. I always found it interesting that you can find science in the bible. This is when the sun was created. Where do you think the “light” came from? Or what the “light” is?

Here’s another verse that can be taken scientifically. Verse 14 states “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, & let them serve as signs to mark seasons & days & years.” This is where the celestial bodies where created. Like stars, the sun, & the moon. Because in verse 18, it says that the bodies “…govern the day & the night, & to separate light from darkness.”

Verse 26 always got me thinking.  And made me find the “lost” or “forbidden” books of the bible.  “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in OUR image, in OUR likeness,…'” Who is God talking to & about? Who else are we made after? Who is “our?” Also in verse 27, it says “So God creating man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male & female he created them.” And in Matthew 19:4, it states, “the Creator ‘made male & female,…'”

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