Creation: What does Genesis really say?
Chester asked the Master. "How can one word join Evolution and
The Master left the porch and when he came back he had brought an English King James Bible and a concordance. "Read to me
what the first two verses of this bible says and stop."
Chester took the leather book and flipped pages until he found Genesis. Reading he
said "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was
without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God
moved upon the face of the waters." Looking up Chester shrugged and said, "So?"
The Master said, "Look up in the concordance the definition of was, right
after earth in the second verse. You will see what is translated as the English word was should better be translated as the
phrase 'It came to pass'. Or if you want a word for word translation, instead of was it should be became.
My Master told me told me the original Hebrew meant And it came to pass that the earth became a wasteland empty and chaotic."
Chester challenged. "You can't just rewrite Genesis."
The Master pointed to the second verse. "I'm showing you the full meaning of verse two in the original Hebrew, not as it was
translated into English. Look up
the original Hebrew for without form and void.
They also mean chaotic and empty. As you can see, there is no word for word equivalence in English for the Hebrew words of hayah, tohuw and bohuw. Taking their full meaning
it becomes clear that there was a lot of time between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. It is the events that are not mentioned between these two verses that led
up to the earth becoming a chaotic wasteland. The missing information solves the mystery of Evolution vs Creation.
Chester said. "You have my full attention."
Continue with The Story part 11.
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