How Did The Earth Begin? Essay

814 Words Sep 18th, 2015 4 Pages
How did the earth begin? Who created it, and who is supposed to be responsible for it? Questions like these are addressed in the first chapter of the first book in the old testament, Genesis 1. Genesis 1 tells us that God created the heavens, the earth, plants, animals, and man in six days, and gives us a description of what he created on each day. There are almost as many questions that arise from this text as it gives answers. Questions such as, is there gaps in the story? What does it mean by “In the beginning”? Could there be a deeper meaning that the author of Genesis was trying to relay to us? Why does it not follow a logical order in some ways? 1 The first sentence of Genesis 1 is “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”. What exactly does it mean by “in the beginning”? In the beginning of what? It could be the beginning “of time, of everything, or of God’s creative activities.” 3 One can only speculate as to the answer of this question. If it is talking about the beginning of time or of everything, then these would be the very first events in the history of the entire universe. Nothing, not even God would have preceded God creating. Which sounds a little illogical, that out of absolutely nothing, God suddenly appeared and created the heavens and the earth. There was surely events to take place before God began to create. Which suggests that it is speaking of God’s creative activities. We are not given any clues as to what the events…

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