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Are Genesis 1 and 2 contradictory? (Creation Magazine LIVE! 6-05)

Are Genesis 1 and 2 contradictory? (Creation Magazine LIVE! 6-05)


Genesis chapters 1 and 2 are not contradictory,
but they certainly are different. Well how can they be different, but not contradictory,
this week on Creation Magazine LIVE! Welcome to Creation Magazine LIVE! My name
is Richard Fangrad. and I’m Calvin Smith.
This week on Creation Magazine LIVE our topic is, are Genesis 1 and 2 contradictory? Well we already gave you the answer—that they are not—but many people think that they are. We’ll
explore that puzzle in the next half hour. Yes this is a popular question that Creation Ministries
International speakers often hear from Christians all around the world. I’ve heard it many
times, I’m sure you’ve heard it too. Probably the most obvious things that people notice here is it seems to be a difference in
the order that things are created in. Genesis 1 seems fairly straightforward; everything
is created in 6 days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 days, with different things created one each day. But
then in Genesis 2 it doesn’t seem to be laid out as neatly as Genesis 1. In Genesis
1 animals are created before Adam, but in Genesis 2 they seem to be created after Adam.
OK, all right, let’s look at the text. Between the creation of Adam and the creation of Eve, the King
James Bible says, in Genesis 2:19 “out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast
of the field, and every fowl of the air”. Now on the surface, this seems to say that land
animals and birds were created between Adam and Eve.
But in Genesis 1 it clearly says they were formed before Adam and Eve. Beginning at verse
23 it says, “And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day. (So there’s
the end of Day 5) And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according
to their kinds—livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their
kinds.” And it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds
and the livestock according to their kinds, and everything that creeps on the ground according
to its kind. And God saw that it was good.” Then God said, “Let us make man in our image…” So people say that this is a contradiction so, you can’t take Genesis as a real historical
account, it must be poetical or allegorical, or something like that. Right.
The supposed contradictions fall away when we dig into the text a little bit deeper. Hebrew
(the original language of Genesis) has no specific verb form to indicate the pluperfect
tense because in Hebrew the precise tense of a verb is determined by the context. A
number of Hebrew scholars and commentators, have recognized that the context of Genesis
2 suggests the pluperfect tense for these events—they are being recounted for the
purposes of Chapter 2. They are being recounted from chapter 1. The pluperfect tense of a verb is used when
referring to something that happened before another past event. In English you add the
word “had” before the past participle of a verb. So, if we translate verse 19 to
more clearly communicate the original language (as many popular translations actually do), it would
read this way; “Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field …”, and then
the apparent disagreement with Genesis 1 disappears completely. The animals were already there,
just like it says in chapter 1. Now what about the plants? Some also see a problem
with the plants and herbs in Genesis 2:5, which in some English translations seem as
though they came into being after Adam, supposedly contradicting the order in Genesis 1 that had plants
on Day 3 and people of course on Day 6. Well notice that the plants and herbs are described
as ‘of the field’ in Genesis 2:5, it says; “When no bush of the field was yet in the land and
no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to
rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground”
And one of the reasons why these particular plants hadn’t “sprung up” is that there
wasn’t anyone to tend them, no one to “work the ground”. Now clearly these are referring
only to cultivated plants, not all plants, all the plants that exist. Right. In the same way, the trees mentioned in Genesis
2:9 are only the trees planted in the garden, not trees in general. If we start in verse
8, “And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man
whom he had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree
that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of
the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.”
And verse 10 continues with the description of Eden. And we’ll continue after a short break… What does a cow have in common with a compass needle? The answer is that both of them ‘know’ the orientation of the earth’s magnetic field. No, this isn’t crackpot science. In 2008, the prestigious journal, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, published research documenting how cows grazing in a field have a tendency to align themselves with the earth’s magnetic field. And this phenomenon isn’t just limited to cows; many animals including deer, birds, turtles, bats, and even some bacteria, can sense the earth’s magnetic field for alignment or navigation. The fact that so many living things have this ability is rather ironic, considering that the famous evolutionist J.B.S Haldane once said that evolution couldn’t produce magnets. Just as man-made magnetic compasses are the product of forethought and design, so, too, the magnetic sensing in animals points to an intelligent designer. To find out more from Creation Ministries International visit our website Creation.com Well if you’ve just tuned in, this week we are
talking about supposed contradictions between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2.
Right, now part of the difficulty people have with reconciling chapters 1 and 2 is that, coming from chapter
1, they assume that Genesis 2 is going to be an account of creation just like chapter
1. Which doesn’t make a lot of sense. It should be evident that chapter 2 is not
just ‘another’ account of creation… The same identical account…yes because chapter 2 says nothing about the creation
of the heavens and the earth, the atmosphere, the seas, the land, the sun, the stars, the
moon, the sea creatures, etc. Chapter 2 mentions only things directly relevant to the creation
of Adam and Eve and their life in the garden God prepared especially for them.
Chapter 1 may be understood as on overview of creation. It’s a ‘big picture’ view
with God telling us how He created. Here’s what I did, in the sequence in which I did
it, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. Chapter 2 recaps the creation of man and woman, providing details
not provided in the first chapter and particularly their situation in the special garden that God
prepared just for them. So, take them both together to get the most
complete picture of how God created the universe. Now, there’s another feature that appears
throughout Genesis that helps us understand some of the differences in different parts
of Genesis more clearly. The first of these is found in Genesis 2:4 “These are the generations
of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God
made the earth and the heavens.” Now yes ‘Generations’ is a translation of the
Hebrew word toledoth, which means ‘origin’ or ‘record of origin’. It identifies
an account or record of events. The phrase was apparently used at the end of each section
in Genesis identifying the patriarch, Adam, Noah, or the sons of Noah, Shem, etc. to whom
it primarily referred, and possibly who was responsible for that record, here it gets interesting. There are 9 main
toledoth-divided passages in Genesis. They’re sort of like signatures at the end
of a letter… Right… that may indicate who wrote the section before it. So here’s a chart showing
the location of the toledoth statements in the first column. The second column here shows
the range of Scripture each one covers. The third column is the name of the toledoth and
the last column gives some of the main events recorded in that section of Genesis. There
are 8 toledoth statements that divide Genesis into 9 sections here. OK.
Note with the first one you see there is no person identified with the that one, its the account of the origin of
the heavens and the earth that it records the events of creation week from Genesis 1:1 to
Genesis 2:4. This is because it refers primarily to the origin of the universe as a whole, not any particular person, not tied to any particular person, Adam and Eve for example aren’t mentioned by name.
Right, because only God knew the events of creation, so God had to reveal this, possibly to Adam
who recorded it. Then Moses, much later, as ‘author’ of Genesis, as the Bible records
in many places, acted as a compiler and editor of the various sections, adding explanatory
notes under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. So the toledoths acknowledge the sources of the
historical records Moses used. Yes, cool. This understanding emphasises the historical
nature of Genesis and its status as eyewitness history, contrary to the various theories that
Genesis and other books of the Old Testament, the Pentateuch in particular, were written hundreds of years after Moses
and based simply on oral traditions passed down over many years. Each record was probably originally written
on a stone or clay tablet like this one. This is a picture of the Nippur tablet. It’s
made of baked clay and dates to about 2100BC, right around the time Abraham was born, which
is about 350 years after the Flood. Now a portion of it records the details of the Flood
in a language that’s very close to Biblical Hebrew, and this tablet also pre-dates the famous Gilgamesh Epic, the details are close to the Biblical account of the Flood indicating that the Genesis account was not derived from this Babylonian myth as is very
often suggested. The differences in the toledoth statements
of Genesis 2:4 and Genesis 5:1 affirm that chapter 1 is the overview, the record of the
origin of the ‘heavens and the earth’ —whereas chapter 2 is concerned with Adam and Eve,
giving a more detailed account of Adam and Eve’s creation. Right. Yes, lot’s to think about! Genesis 1 and 2 are not contradictory, they’re complementary. Put them both together to get the most complete picture of creation. And we’ll be back with more in just a minute… The reason that The Creation Answers Book is so popular is because covers a huge range of topics and answers more than 60 of the most asked questions about Genesis and the creation evolution issue. Questions like:
What is the evidence for God existence?
Could the days in Genesis 1 be long period of time? How did all the animals fit on Noah’s Ark? Does radioisotope dating prove that that earth is very old? Where do dinosaurs fit into the Bible?
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To order your copy visit Creation.com. On this week’s episode we are talking about the first two chapters of Genesis—are they
contradictory? And we’ve already seen plenty of evidence that they aren’t. For more details
there’s a great article on our website titled, “Genesis Contradictions?” and you can read
it at creation.com/genesis-contradictions So let’s continue. That makes sense.
Notice , let’s go back to Genesis 2:4 , it suggests a shift in emphasis: in the first part of
the verse it’s ‘heavens and earth’ and in the end of the verse it’s ‘earth and
heavens’. Now scholars think that the first part of the verse would have been at the end
of a clay or stone tablet recording the origin of the universe. The end of that verse would
have been on the beginning of a second tablet containing the account of events on earth
pertaining particularly to the creation of Adam and Eve. It’s amazing to think of the possibility
(as the toledoth statements suggest) that perhaps it was God himself wrote Genesis 1.
The very first record shows no writer’s or owner’s name apart from the expression,
“when they were created”, which suggests that this set of tablets only concerned God’s
work in creation. Yes, that is amazing. It could have been Adam,
instructed by God. But God himself wrote the ten commandments on stone tablets. Did
He also write Genesis 1? That possibility exists. For many more details on these toledoth statements
there’s a detailed article by Dr Charles Taylor titled, “Who Wrote Genesis? Are the
Toledoth Colophons?” that was published in the Journal of Creation,
and it’s now online at creation.com/toledoths Yes, a Colophon, by the way, is a publisher’s
emblem or statement containing information about the publication such as the author,
date, subject of the work, that type of thing. And that may be similar to what the toledoth
statements are. There are other differences between Genesis
1 and 2 in addition to these (that we’ll get to in a minute) that cause some people
to think that you can’t take Genesis as written—you can’t take it as history. They’re always looking for an excuse or a reason to add millions of years… That’s true. But, you know, if people approach the Bible with the intention to find ways
around what the text says, for example, if they’ve become convinced that the universe really
is billions of years old, as soon as they’ve manipulated the text in a way that pleases
them, that fits that worldview, they don’t dig into it any further. Right. Like we’ve been showing here. With
a little bit of digging, there’s no good reason to suppose that Genesis 1 and 2 are
contradictory, and that the history they record isn’t accurate. They’re different, but they’re
not contradictory. Right. Yet people look at surface differences
between the 2 chapters, and conclude that, well, we can’t take this as history, let’s
pretend that it’s a poetical account or a metaphor about creation, or that somehow
what Genesis really means to say is that we all evolved over millions of years. It’s
ridiculous! Tim Keller is just one example. He’s quite
popular in Christian circles, but he’s way off on Genesis. Unfortunately. Let’s just be straightforward here. He said, “Perhaps the strongest
argument for the view that the author in Genesis 1 did not want to be taken literally is a
comparison of the order of creative acts in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2.” He says that we
“can’t read them both as straightforward accounts of historical events” He’s obviously
not familiar with what we’ve been discussing here today, so how much research
did he really do before he came to this amazing conclusion that contradicts 2,000 years of Biblical history? And like we said this information isn’t secret that we’re talking about today but from that . train-wreck of a paper that
he wrote, he wrote that for the evolutionary group BioLogos. BioLogos is a very well-funded organization
that’s trying to push Christians to believe evolution. Christians should have nothing
to do with these people who are causing division in the church. So what’s Keller doing there?
We (CMI) did a review of Keller’s paper, you can read it at creation.com/keller It’s a good
review and, in additional to the Genesis 1 and 2 thing that he can’t seem to reconcile, it reveals a lot of other faulty
conclusions that he has about Genesis. Yes, CMI, Creation Ministries International, exists
to draw people to Scripture. BioLogos does the opposite. It’s essentially telling people,
‘you can’t trust Scripture. Everywhere in the Bible where it talks about God creating
in six days and a global flood, well, you just can’t trust that.’
Jesus talked about that. Yes exactly. And some theistic evolutionists say
you can’t trust what Jesus said about creation—that Jesus was wrong. That’s heresy! It is!
So, how exactly do they label themselves as a Christian organization? Sad. Anyways. A
couple minutes ago you mentioned that there are other differences between Genesis 1 and
2. Let’s talk about those after a short break. Many people think that the biblical flood of Noah was abandoned because of the evidence. However, history tells a different story. Modern geological thought owes much to a man named Charles Lyell. Lyell, a lawyer, published a book in 1830 called Principles of Geology. Described as a “masterpiece of persuasion”, it changed the way people thought about earth’s past. According to Lyell, we should only appeal to today’s geological processes to explain earth history. However, this approach meant that the global flood recorded in the Bible was automatically ruled out of consideration. Lyell wanted, he wrote, “to free the science [of geology] from Moses”. Regrettably, many people have uncritically adopted Lyell’s philosophy, without considering how Noah’s flood can help us understand earth history. Lyell changed the way many people think, but his approach was motivated by his anti-biblical philosophy. Indeed, it is very difficult to explain earth’s history without Noah’s Flood. To find out more from Creation Ministries International visit our website Creation.com. All right our subject this week is: Genesis 1 and 2 are those two chapters contradictory, contrary to what some people believe. Let’s look at another surface difference
that people have pointed out and used as an excuse to reject the historical nature, the clear historical nature of
the Genesis creation account. Here’s one. People say that Genesis 1 and 2 are contradictory
because chapter 1 and 2 use different names for God. In Genesis chapter 1, Moses uses
Elohim for God, In Genesis 2, from verse 4 on, Moses adds the Hebrew term Yahweh. Elohim
is the plural of El, which corresponds to ‘God’ in English. And the use of Elohim tells
us that there is something plural about God Himself. Of course the Bible goes on to describes God
as a Trinity: the three persons of God are distinct, yet are one “substance, essence
or nature”. Elohim means ‘the strong one’, and stresses
the awesome omnipotence and power of God who is the Creator and Ruler over all of nature
and the whole universe. In Genesis 2, from verse 4 on, Moses adds
the Hebrew term Yahweh. Yahweh is often transliterated as ‘Jehovah’ and is usually spelled LORD
in large…in small caps, that kind of writing. Yahweh is a truly personal name of the living
God. It was revealed to Moses in the incident of the burning bush there in Exodus chapter 3. It
means ‘I am who I am’, thus ‘the self-existent One’. It tells us that Elohim
has a permanent existence, and announces the faithfulness and unchangeableness of the One
who is always true to His Word, the same yesterday, today and forever.
It’s the name that the God of compassion, grace and mercy uses in His covenantal relationship
with His chosen people as their protector and the object of their worship, as well as
His personal relationship with people, particularly believers.
Why did Moses use this different term for God in Genesis 2? Does it mean there are two
different (and contradictory) creation accounts of Creation in Genesis in 1 and 2?
No! In Genesis 2, Moses describes God’s very intimate and personal relationship with
the first human pair, Adam and Eve. This requires the use of God’s name, Yahweh. But note
that Yahweh is joined with Elohim every time it is used in Genesis 2, as Yahweh Elohim,
and is translated ‘the LORD God’. It tells us that Elohim, the Supreme Creator, is Yahweh,
the One ‘who is intimately concerned to maintain a personal relationship with those
who will walk and talk with him. So Yahweh and Elohim are the same God! Critics
who try to make Genesis 2 a second and contradictory version of chapter 1 fail to take into account
what Moses plainly wished to convey here: that God (Elohim) is the all-powerful Creator God of
the universe and the He desires a personal intimate relationship with us (Yahweh), Elohim and Yahweh, LORD God. There’s
a great article that goes into more details about this at
creation.com/whats-in-a-name, more details than we have time to cover here… The final word on this issue should really
be given to the Lord Jesus, right? In Matthew chapter 19, verses 4 and 5, the
Lord is addressing the subject of marriage, and He says: “Have you not read that he who
created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a
man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall
become one flesh’?” Where’d He quote from? Exactly. Notice how in the very same statement, and that statement you just mentioned, Jesus refers to both Genesis Chapter 1, that’s verse 27b there: ‘male and female he created them’) and Genesis
2 verse 24: ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to
his wife… Jesus didn’t see them as contradictory accounts,
and if Jesus didn’t see them as contradictory accounts then they’re not contradictory. Well not only that but His opponents were the religious lawyers of the day, if He had said something that was contradictory and they thought that they would have ripped Him to shreds. Right. So, let’s review here. There are differences between Genesis chapters 1 and 2. People have
used the differences as an excuse to reject the creation account, and this is done usually in favour of
some sort of ‘millions of years’ scenario. However, with a little bit of study, the accounts
are not contradictory. The bottom line is: if you take both accounts together you’ll
get the most complete picture of what happened in creation.
It’s a lot like the 4 accounts of the life of Jesus: Matthew Mark, Luke and John. They’re
not all identical. Take them all together to get the most complete account of the events
of Jesus’ life. And we’ll be right back with even more… Looking for a single resource that totally destroys evolution? You need Evolution’s Achilles Heels! Authored by 9 PhD scientists, the Evolution’s Achilles Heels project involved examining areas evolutionists feel are their scientific strengths, such as: Natural Selection, Genetics and DNA, the Fossil Record and Radiometric Dating Discover how these areas, and others, are actually massive scientific weaknesses for evolution. Get Evolution’s Achilles Heels, the evolution Master Blaster! Order your copy at creation.com. Well welcome back, this is the Feedback section here on Creation Magazine LIVE!, we often get a lot of feedback from folks, positive and negative, through our website and we’ve got a great feedback here today that will really fit in with the topic we’ve been discussing here, it’s called ‘Are there other valid interpretations of Genesis?’ That’s what we called it and it’s from Susie B from the UK. She was writing in response to the Article ‘Why we do what we do’ and here is what she said; I have been receiving your e-mails for a long while now and I am so encouraged by them – you have shown me the importance of the authority of Scripture right from Genesis to Revelation and how to truly read the Bible. However, I come across loving, Bible believing Christians who are concerned by Creation Ministries and Ken Ham, etc.’s approach as being marketed as THE ONLY way to view Genesis and the creation story….even if they do recognise that evolution as taught in schools is not correct or Biblical – I believe that Creation Ministries have got their interpretation of the Bible correct but we must not push truly Bible believing Christians away by the Truth we believe we, by faith, have discovered – can you ensure that your articles leave room for some prayerful, Biblical disagreements…so that the Church family can TRULY grown together and become sanctified as the Lord leads each individual to greater humility before Him and greater understanding in His Truth….? Your work is SO precious and SO needed but be careful to draw us ALL under the authority of Scripture and not the authority of ‘Creation Ministries’, ‘Ken Ham’, etc. Bless you for your growing faithfulness in Him who is the author and perfecter of our faith….Hebrews 12:2 and 14:15
All right, well our New Testament scholar Lita Cosner replied to this and we’ll just read portions of her response here. You suggest that we should leave room for disagreement “so that the Church family can TRULY grow together and become sanctified as the Lord leads each individual to greater humility before Him and greater understanding in His Truth”. And then Lita’s response is: However, this suggests that young-earth creationists are the ones being divisive or introducing a problem keeping people from growing together, etc. Did you get that? As you read her response that came through didn’t it? Yes. And Lita picked up on that. But young-earth creationism was the universal view of the early church and through history up until long-age views of geology started causing some theologians to reinterpret the relevant parts of the Bible. So who is being divisive… That question needs to be asked! Who is the one being divisive, and Lita asks it here; the people who are insisting on the historical, plain meaning of the text, or the people who are suggesting a new interpretation? Exactly! It’s the people…Do we need to answer that? If there’s a claim made by scripture or by different people who are understanding scripture differently, its the one that says hey lets go with what the scripture says, they’re not causing division its the person who says no and we need to twist it and let’s not go with what scripture says. Well not only this but what really what does it mean to be open to other…what exactly does that mean? Are we supposed to write an article that says look, here’s the grammatical historical interpretation of scripture this is what the word means in Hebrew, da-da-da-da-da, this is what a day means in context da-da-da, but it could mean all these… There are no alternate views there, there is a single view and people are either right or wrong. There is a right and wrong. She may have been comparing this to denominational issues where there’s room, obviously there’s room there for different views, different worship styles, different modes of baptism and so on as strongly as some people might feel about those things, there’s room for different views…amazing. Lita writes some other things here that are interesting; we have written many times that creation is not a salvation issue—it’s a bit of a different issue- you can be a saved follower of Jesus and hold a different view of creation. But we do believe it’s a Gospel issue. Because believing in millions of years undermines the gospel. Exactly. Next week on Creation Magazine LIVE: What about the Stone Age? It’ll be a great topic to look into. We’ll see you then…

Comments (23)

  1. ..Genesis two merely goes into a greater detail of Adams creation.. not that the creation as explained in Genesis 1 is different.. so you guys are absolutely right….

  2. Interesting take, I always thought that Genesis 2 referenced God bringing the creatures to Adam. That is because in Gen. 2:19, it says that the fowl came out of the ground.

  3. When will new episodes of "Which History Fits Best?" be released?

  4. I feel like my brain is a little defunct today. At about the 13:00 mark, are they trying to say that God Himself could have possibly written the original tablets of the creation story, and left them for Adam to find? That would remind me of the Law tablets of stone. O:

  5. I really like this show.

  6. Thank you…As we have two eyes…We have to look two different angles in unity…As it seems like different but as it is equal.Anyway It's always grateful time watching you…Hoping we can share more deeply spiritual things someday…

  7. When Jesus comes back again, all those who wanted to see God for themselves will either shout and sing joyously or cower in fear in light of God's awesome appearance. of course, god would rather we all are joyous via knowledge of our salvation, rather than fear because of their damnation

  8. Years ago I discovered the two creation,in the first story God BLESSES everything and saw it was good and then at the end of his creation he says it was VERY good and that there was no killing,man is a vegetarian given the fruit and the green herb to eat,in the second story the Lord God CURSES everything including the ground and that man would have to work the ground all his days,the woman,women are to have pain in child birth and also the Lord God introduces killing when he clothed Adam and Eve with the skins of animals,yes they are two completely different stories.
    About a decade after I discovered the two creation stories I discovered something else you may be interested in,I had been asking God about the two creation stories and how come the first one was so good and the second one was so bad and then I discovered in one of the parables of Jesus something very interesting,I read the parable about the wheat and the tares and something in it jumped out at me and how it actually related exactly to the two creation stories mentioned in the Bible,read that parable and you'll see what I mean,in that parable Jesus says he planted the wheat(his children) in his field(the Earth) and then Jesus says that while men slept an enemy came and sowed the tares(the enemies children) in the field,interestingly,when in the first creation story does God ever sleep?,well it says that God rested on the seventh day and immediately after that we get the second creation story,is this parable confirming the two creation stories and were there actually two creations in the same Earth by two different creators?,this would mean that there are literally two kinds of man living on this Earth and that you can't tell them apart by looking at them either,wheat and tares look the same,the two kinds of man will only be separated by Jesus Christ when he actually returns at his second coming,I know this is pretty far out stuff and not very many people have ever seen the connection but I thought I would mention it to you so check it out for yourself,thanks. Bob.

  9. possible that Gen2 depicts creating of the animals/plants as Adam watched so he could see that God really made everything? it might explain why lucifer deceived Eve because she did not witness what Adam had.

  10. I also hold the view that others have mentioned in the comments, that the creatures being created in Genesis 2 are all being created in the garden, but those in Genesis 1 are for the entire earth. It's like saying, "I created a company and on every computer I installed Windows, then I placed the IT staff in a special office and on every computer I installed Linux." In the second case I'm not saying that every computer in the company had Linux, I'm just talking about the computers in the IT office. So, likewise, every animal in Genesis 1 was created from the water, but in the garden in Genesis 2 every animal was created from the ground. Thank you guys for your awesome ministry ūüôā

  11. Great shows @CMIcreationstation – alway enjoy the level of detail and rigour and very open perspective for the whole world to see.

  12. Is evolution bad because it condtricts the writings of people that had far less understanding of how the nature world worked then kids do these days? Why is it so important to hold onto this one idea of how God created the world?

  13. The first chapter is the spiritual creation. That means planning stages and or creating the spirits that would later inhabit the animals and plants on the earth.The second is the physical creation.

  14. Forcing square pegs into round holes guys.

  15. adam in hebrew means mankind. the book of zohar states adam was created by God Our Father and 1000 evil spirits clung to him. zohar 3:19 C ome and see: There is a female, a spirit of all spirits, and her name is Lilith, and she was at first with Adam. And in the hour when Adam was created and his body became completed, a thousand spirits from the left [evil] side clung to that body until the Holy One, blessed be He, shouted at them and drove them away. CREEPY!

  16. then what is the purpose of Genesis 1-2 please answer

  17. Genesis chapter 2 says Adam was alone and then the Animals came. Also your changing the word and it’s meaning which means gods perfect book was translated wrong.

  18. How could god be tired after 6 days? And would would create an imperfect world? Of course. God. Who gave Eve the ability to sin? God. Who ate mushrooms and wrote the book of Genesis? Come on man!

  19. Not sure how plants could be created before the sun, or distant stars with light already reaching the earth, on Day 4

  20. Here is where you get it wrong.

    Genesis 1:20 (KJV) And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

    Genesis 2:19 (KJV) And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

    So were fowl made from the water or the ground? The answer is Yes and Yes. So God created for Adam. Adam was a witness to God and some creation. Remember Adam was not deceived.

  21. this is how i read it. 

    1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    1:2 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.
    2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,
    1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
    1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
    1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
    1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
    1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
    1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
    1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
    1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
    2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
    2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
    2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
    1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
    1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
    2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
    2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
    2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
    2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
    2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
    2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
    2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.
    2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
    2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
    2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
    1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
    1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
    1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
    1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
    1:17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
    1:18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
    1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
    2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
    2:19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
    1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
    1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
    1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
    1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
    1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
    1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
    2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
    1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
    2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
    2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
    1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
    2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
    1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
    2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
    1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
    1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
    1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
    2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
    2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
    2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

  22. please help me with the Genesis 1:27 and Genesis 2:7

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