From  the  book——


SURPRISING  THINGS  YOU  SHOULD  KNOW  ABOUT  GOD


The Creator


God began it all. "In the beginning God ..." is how the first verse of the first chapter of the first book of the Bible begins. The beginning of the history of the world is chronicled with those words!


When creation began. Relying on biblical sources such as the chronologies and genealogies in Genesis, numerous people have attempted to pinpoint a time and date for the precise moment of creation. Ancient Hebrew scholars placed the moment at 3761 b.c. Perhaps the most famous creation date was the one produced by Irish bishop James Ussher (1581-1656). Using Genesis, Ussher dated the moment of creation to the early morning of the twenty-third of October in 4004 B.C. (Ussher actually used the Julian calendar year of 710). Ussher's calculation was widely accepted by European Christians for centuries and was included in the margins of many editions of the King James Bible, giving it nearly divine "authority."


USSHER’S  CALCULATIONS  ARE  WAY  OFF   BASE.  THERE  IS  NO  WAY  FROM  THER  BIBLE  THAT  YOU  CASN  CALCULATE  WHEN  GENESIS 1:2  BEGAN.  WHAT  USSHER  AND  EVEN  MODERN  “EARLY  EARTH”  ARGUERS  DO  NOT  TAKE  INTO  CONSIDERATION  IS  THE  JEWISH  PRACTICE  OF  DROPPING  OUT  “GENERATIONS”—— SO  WHEN  THEY  WRITE  “SO AND SO WAS  FROM  SO  AND  SO”  THERE  MAY  HAVE  BEEN  ONE  OR  MORE  GENERATIONS  IN-BETWEEN  THE  TWO  NAMES.  THE  FACTS  THEREFORE  OF  “GENEALOGIES”  ARE  SUCH,  THAT  IS  WHY  PAUL  WAS  INSPIRED  TO  TELL  US  TO  KEEP  AWAY  FROM  “GENEALOGIES” [ TITUS 3:9]. THE  INDIANS  OF  NORTH  AMERICA  HAVE  AT  LEAST  A  10,000  YEAR  HISTORY.  THE  BOOKS  I  HAVE  ON  “LOST  RACES”  UNDER  SECTION  “HISTORY”  WOULD  ALSO  SHOW  20, 30, 40,  THOUSAND  YEAR  LENGTH  OF  MAN  ON  EARTH  -  Keith Hunt.

  

Genesis 1:1 begins the summary of creation. "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." This first verse is considered a summary of what is to come in the following six days of creation (Gen. 1:3-31).


NO  IT  IS  NOT  A  SUMMATION  OF  WHAT  IS  TO  FOLLOW.  FENTON,  WHO  STUDIED  HEBREW  FOR  50  YEARS  BEFORE  TRANSLATION  THE  OLD  TESTAMENT  INTO  ENGLISH  SAYS,  “THE  WORD  FOR  ‘BEGINNING’  IS  PLURAL.”  HE  TRANSLATES  THE  FIRST  WORDS  OF  GENESIS  AS,  “BY  PERIODS  GOD  CREATED  THE  HEAVENS  AND  THE  EARTH.”  SO  THIS  LEAVES  US  WITH  MANY  WAYS  THAT  GOD  COULD  HAVE  CREATED  THE  UNIVERSE,  NOT  JUST  THE  SO-CALLED  “BIG-BANG”——YET  THE  BIG  BANG  IDEA  FROM  SECULAR  SCIENTISTS  DOES  SHOW  THEY  NOW  TEACH  THE  UNIVERSE  CAME  INTO  BEING  FROM  NOTHING,  WHICH  IS  WHAT  THE  BIBLE  TEACHES - Keith Hunt.


God's creation followed a specific order. Of the six days of creation, there is a parallel structure between God's creating work in days 1-3 and 4—6. The first segment of creation can be considered the forming of the structure of creation. The second segment includes the filling of that structure with every type of life.


On the first day, God created light. The light was separated from the darkness that had previously covered the earth. "Day" and "night" are introduced; the first day ends with "there was evening, and there was morning—the first day" (Gen. 1:5).


On the second day, God took a watery world and gave it definition. Whereas at the end of the first day, there was only water to see in the light, at the end of the second day there was sky present, separated from the waters.


On the third day, the waters under the sky were put in their place as dry ground appeared. God named the dry places "land" and the gathered waters "seas" (Gen. 1:9-10). The third day is also the first time when we read that "God saw that it was good" (v. 10).


During the second part of the third day, God made the land productive with fruit-producing trees and seed-bearing plants. Every imaginable seed-bearing plant and tree, every green living type of vegetation, was created at this time. God again stated that what he saw was "good."


On the fourth day, God began the second phase of his creation. Paralleling the creation of "light" and "day" from the first day, God creates two "great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night" (Gen. 1:16). These great lights were put in the sky to serve as signs of the seasons as well as to separate the day from the night. The stars were also created on the fourth day. God again "saw that it was good" (v. 18).


NOT  SO,  THEY  WERE  ALREADY  THERE.  FENTON  SAYS  THE  HEBREW  IS  IN  THE  PAST  TENCE—— “HAD  CREATED”  -  Keith Hunt.


On the fifth day, God filled the water and the air with every imaginable living creature. On the second day, he created the two expanses of sky and water; on this fifth day he filled those two portions of the earth. The "great creatures of the sea" and "every winged bird" were created, blessed, and given a command to increase their numbers. Showing his continuing pleasure with the creation, God saw it was good.


On the sixth day, God's creation had two parts. In the first part, God told the land to produce living creatures that will live on the land. This parallels the creation account of God creating "dry ground" on the third day. Also created on this day was man. God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness" (v. 26). Man was told to rule over the living creatures in the sky, sea, and on the land. God told his two image-bearers (a male and a female) to increase their numbers too.


"Let us make man in our image. . ." Here God is speaking to those who are in heaven and watching what God is doing, his angels and the like. God mentions "us" again after the fall occurs, saying, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil" (3:22).


The second part of God's creative work on the sixth day involves what God gave man and the animals to live on. God gave man every "seed-bearing plant . . . and every tree that has fruit with seed in it" to eat (1:29). To every animal he gave the remaining vegetation—every green plant. This too parallels God's work on the third day; God had made vegetation during the latter half of the second day. On day six, he gave that vegetation over to his image-bearer and every living creature in order to eat and live.


Day six ends with God seeing everything he had done. On this final day, God saw that "it was very good" (v. 31). Chapter 2 opens with a final thought on the creation: "Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array."


THIS  IS  ALL  AN  ACCOUNT  OF  GOD  RE-FORMING  THE  EARTH,  RE-CREATING  ALL  PHYSICAL  LIFE  ON  EARTH,  AND  CREATING  MAN  AND  WOMAN.  THE  EARTH  WAS  ALREADY  THERE  BUT  COVERED  WITH  WATER.  I  HAVE  SHOWN  AND  PROVED  IN  OTHER  STUDIES  ON  THIS  WEBSITE,  THAT  THE  EARTH  WAS  ORIGINALLY  CREATED  TO  BE  INHABITED  AND  WAS  SO  BEAUTIFUL  THE  ANGELS  SANG  FOR  JOY.  IT  WAS  THE  WORLD  OF  THE  DINOSAUR  AGE.  THE  COVERING  CHERUB  AND  ANGELS  WERE  GIVEN  RESPONSIBILITY  TO  GOVERN  THIS  EARTH.  THE  COVERING  CHERUB  REBELLED,  SINNED,  SO  DID  THE  ANGELS  WITH  HIM;  THEY  BECAME  SATAN  AND  DEMONS.  THERE  WAS  WAR  IN  THE  SOLAR  SYSTEM.  METEORS  WERE  THROWN  ABOUT  LIKE  PIG-PONG  BALLS,  SOME  HIT  THE  EARTH  AS  MODERN  SCIENCE  NOW  KNOWS.  THE  EARTH  WENT  THROUGH  SUCH  DESTRUCTION  THE  HUMAN  MIND  CAN  NOT  FULLY  GRASPE.  THE  DINOSAUR  AGE  CAME  TO  A  SWIFT  END,  AND  THE  EARTH  WAS  COVERED  WITH  WATER.  THE  COAL  AND  OIL  AND  NATURAL  GAS  BEDS  WERE  FORMED  FROM  THE  LITERAL  DESTRUCTION  OF  PHYSICAL  THINGS  ON  EARTH.  THE  STRATA  OF  EARTH  WAS  FORMED.  SO  VIOLENT  WAS  THIS  DESTRUCTION  THAT  NO  LIVING  CREATURE  ON  LAND,  IN  THE  SEAS,  IN  THE  AIR,  SURVIVED.  GENESIS  1:2  BRINGS  US  ON  THE  SCENE  WITH  DARKNESS  AND  WATER  COVERING  THE  EARTH.


YOU  WILL  NOTICE  THE  AUTHORS  DO  NOT  COME  ANYWHERE  NEAR  TOUCHING  THE  SUBJECT  OF  THE  7TH  DAY  OF  GENESIS  CHAPTER  2.  AS  A  7  YEAR  OLD  KID,  ON  THE  FIRST  DAY  OF  SCHOOL  IN  A  “CHURCH  OF  ENGLAND  SCHOOL”  WE  WERE  GIVEN  A  BIBLE;  WE  WERE  TOLD  TO  OPEN  IT  UP  ON  THE  FIRST  PAGE.  THE  TEACHER  READ  THE  FIRST  TWO  CHAPTERS  OF  GENESIS.  I  BELIEVED  IT  ALL.  I  BELIEVED  WHAT  GENESIS  2  SAID— GOD  CREATED  BY  RESTING  ON  THE  7TH  DAY  AND  HALLOWED  IT.  FROM  THAT  DAY  FORWARD  I  BELIEVED  SUNDAY  WAS  THE  7TH  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK,  AS  ALL  CHRISTIANITY  I  KNEW  WAS  OBSERVING  SUNDAY  AS  THE  WEEKLY  SABBATH.  IN  THAT  SCHOOL  WE  HAD  TO  LEARN  BY  MEMORY  THE  10  COMMANDMENTS  AS  GIVEN  IN  EXODUS  20.  FULL  VERSION.  I  HAD  MEMORIZED  THE  4TH  COMMANDMENT.  JESUS  AND  THE  GOSPELS  NEVER  DID  AWAY  WITH  THE  7TH  DAY  SABBATH.  JESUS  AS  HIS  CUSTOM  WAS  WENT  TO  CHURCH  ON  THE  SABBATH  DAY.  HE  DEBATED  WITH  THE  RELIGIOUS  LEADERS  ABOUT  HOW  TO  OBSERVE  THE  SABBATH,  BUT  NEVER  WHEN  TO  OBSERVE  IT.   I  WAS  SHOCKED  TO  MY  CORE  TO  BE  TOLD  AT  AGE  18  BY  MY  BAPTIST  LANDLORD  THAT  SUNDAY  WAS  THE  1ST  DAY  OF  THE  WEEK  AND  NOT  THE  7TH  DAY.  I  WAS  SHOCKED  AND  DUMFOUNDED.  I  KNEW  IF  THIS  WAS  CORRECT,  ALL  CHRISTIANITY  I  WAS  FAMILIAR  WITH  WAS  FALSE,  INCORRECT,  AND  FULL  OF  LIES  AND  DECEPTIONS.  A  BOOK  IN  THE  LOCAL  LIBRARY [WHICH  I  HAVE  REPRODUCED  ON  THIS  WEBSITE  UNDER  “SABBATH  AND  FEAST”  SECTION],  PROVED  MY  LANDLORD  WAS  CORRECT  AND  POPULAR  CHRISTIANITY  OF  THE  ROMAN  CATHOLIC  AND  PROTESTANT  WORLD  WAS  WRONG  AND  DECEPTIVE  AND  FALSE - Keith Hunt  


Eden, which means "a place of delight," is believed by some scholars to have been located at the eastern end of the Fertile Crescent, near where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers meet the Persian Gulf.


The term create is used in two senses in Scripture: in the sense of immediate creation and in the sense of mediate creation. Immediate creation is that free act of the triune God in the beginning. Without the use of preexisting materials or secondary causes, he brought into being, immediately and instantaneously, the whole visible and invisible universe. Mediate creation, on the other hand, is those acts of God that are also called creation, but do not originate things. Instead they shape, adapt, combine, or transform existing materials.


Proof of creation. From ancient times humanity has been trying to solve the "riddle" of the universe. Humankind asks, "Did it always exist, or was there a beginning? If it did have a beginning, how and when did it come into being?" Science seeks to find an answer but is limited to empirical knowledge. Philosophy has not been able to arrive at an adequate solution either. The answer to our origin must ultimately come from Scripture and be accepted by faith (Heb. 11:3). Scripture declares both the how and why of physical and spiritual existence.


Creation was immediate, mediate, or a combination of both. Some limit immediate creation to the act described in Genesis 1:1 and regard the rest of the chapter as mediate creation. Others see a combination of both through the entire chapter. For example, the sun may have been included in the original creation, and the light (vv. 3-5) may have come from the sun. However, God most likely created light apart from the sun.


NOPE  THE  SUN  WAS  THERE  ALREADY,  BUT  WHATEVER  WAS  AROUND  THE  EARTH  TO  CREATE  DARKNESS;  IT  WAS  MOVED  AWAY  OVER  A  FEW  DAYS  PERIOD  AND  GENESIS  ONE  SHOWS  US - Keith Hunt.


What was included in the immediate creation of God?

Certainly not only the heavens, but also the angelic inhabitants of heaven (Job 38:7; Neh. 9:6); and not only the earth, but also all the waters and gases of the earth (Isa. 42:5; Col. 1:16; Rev. 4:11).


The restoration theory, or "gap" theory, of creation proposes that after the original creation (Gen. 1:1), Satan fell, resulting in divine judgment upon the earth (v. 2). What follows are six days of recreating the earth. This view holds that "was" (v. 2) should be better translated "became." It further argues that the picture of formlessness, emptiness, and darkness (v. 2) is chiefly a picture of divine judgment, for God would not have created the earth this way (Isa. 34:11; 45:18; Jer. 4:23; 1 John 1:5). Further, this position provides a framework in which the fall of Satan may have taken place (Isa. 14:9-14; Ezek. 28:12-19).


THIS  IS  THE  TRUE  UNDERSTANDING  OF  GENESIS  1  :1-2  ETC. - Keith Hunt.


Many philosophies deny the doctrine of creation and postulate other origins for the universe. Atheism, which denies the existence of God, must either make matter eternal or find some other natural cause. Dualism argues for two eternal principles, one good and one evil, or two eternal beings, God and Satan or God and matter. Pantheism makes creation a part of God. Agnosticism says no one can know about God or his creation.


Christianity affirms that creation came through God's sovereign will. God, though immanent in his creation, also transcends his creation. The universe is God's handiwork and is intended to display his glory.


The God of nature was once described by theologian J. I. Packer this way: "We are cruel to ourselves if we try to live in this world without knowing about the God whose world it is and who runs it. The world becomes a strange, mad, painful place, and life in it a disappointing and unpleasant business, for those who do not know about God. Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you."


O  MY  HOW  TRUE!  WHAT  AN  IMMENSE  BLESSING  FOR  ME  THAT  MY  PARENTS [MY  DAD  MAINLY]  SENT  ME  TO  A  CHURCH  SCHOOL  AT  AGE  7.  I  WAS  GIVEN  A  BIBLE  ON  DAY  ONE;  THAT  WAS  IT  FOR  ME;  I  BELIEVED  IN  THE  EXISTENCE  OF  GOD,  AND  THAT  THIS  BOOK  CALLED  THE  BIBLE  WAS  INSPIRED  BY  HIM.  GOD  AND  SOON  CHRIST  WERE  PART  OF  MY  LIFE,  AS  WAS  THE  BIBLE,  LIKE  PUTTING  ON  MY  CLOTHES  EACH  DAY.  I  HAD  THE  ANSWER  TO  ALL  THE  WONDERFUL  CREATION  AROUND  ME;  I  HAD  THE  ANSWER  TO  WHY  HUMAN  LIFE.  HUMANS  WERE  CREATED  TO  BECOME  THE  VERY  CHILDREN  OF  GOD  -  Keith Hunt.

 

Adam and Eve were the first humans. We know God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and while he slept, God took one of Adam's ribs and closed up his flesh. Woman was then formed from the extracted rib. When the Old Testament was translated into Greek, the Hebrew word tsela in Genesis 2 became pleura. Only in its plural form does pleura refer to a set of ribs, but its more common translation is "side," "side of man," even the membranes that line the thoracic cavity. The term may even possibly refer to "wife," as the Hebrew tsela sometimes signifies a bosom friend or a person who is at one's side.


The word translated "rib" is not translated as such anywhere else in the Old Testament. Its most frequent use seems to be related to construction, and in references dealing with the building of the tabernacle, the word is translated "beam," "chamber," "plank," "corner," "sidechamber," and "side" (Exod. 25:12,14; 26:27, 35; 27:7; 36:25-30).


God's sovereign rule. God, as creator of all things visible and invisible and the owner of all, has an absolute right to rule over all (Matt. 20:15; Rom. 9:20-21). He exercises his authority in the universe (Eph. 1:11). "Indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord" (1 Chron. 29:11 nasb); "Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker—an earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands'?" (Isa. 45:9 nasb); "Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine" (Ezek. 18:4 kjv).


Humans were made in God's image, which means that we are personal beings, have intellect, retain a sense of morality, and have the ability to choose between right and wrong.


Genesis tells us that humans were created "in the image of God." This refers to the spirit and character which universally and unfailingly belong to humans only. Because God is spirit, we are created with the capacity for eternity and for valuing the self beyond our bodies.


Imago Dei. Only humanity is created in "the image of God." Though we share the same day of creation with all the animal kingdom and though we are made of the same stuff as the animals—the dust of the earth—only we are the Imago Dei.


Male or female? God is spirit and is therefore without body parts. 


ABSOLUTE  THEOLOGICAL  TRASH!  GOD  IS  PIRIT,  MADE  OF  ETERNAL  SPIRIT,  BUT  HE  DOES  HAVE  FORM  AND  SHAPE,  WHICH  I  HAVE  PROVED  IN  OTHJER  STUDIES  ON  THIS  WEBSITE - Keith Hunt.


Knowing that we, in our finite understanding, would need something tangible, God gave us symbols to bring us understanding of the great love offered to us. For example, the imagery of parent—Father—is one for us to grasp.


One flesh. The original "one flesh" union of the first man and woman forms a picture of the full spectrum "image of God." Differentiated as they were by the scalpel of God and formed into two distinct models—male and female—their first and almost involuntary response was to reach out and reattach to the other half, thus displaying God's personal and intimate nature.


God created them male and female (Ish and Ishah). In the creation of his most glorious reflection, the image of God is multifaceted, is specific and individual, but is also general and communal.


GOD  IS  THEN  BOTH  MALE  AND  FEMALE  AS  HE  CREATED  BOTH  SEXES  WITH  CERTAIN  NATURAL  PROCLIVITIES,  UNLESS  TWISTED  OUT  OF  FORM  BY  THE  INFLUENCE  OF  DEMONIC  FORCES  AND  A  DARKENED  MIND  -  Keith Hunt.


Adam and Eve's firstborn son, Cain, is remembered as the first murderer for killing his brother, Abel. When God sentenced Cain to wander the earth, Cain begged for mercy and, in fear, thought that someone would kill him. So God marked him. Widely viewed as a sign of guilt, the so-called mark of Cain is actually a symbol of divine mercy. Opponents of the death penalty point to this first murder and God's merciful sentence on the murderer as a biblical rejection of capital punishment. For his crime, Cain received a life sentence of hard labor.


BUT  LATER  GOD  SAID  CAPITAL  PUNISHMENT  WOULD  AND  COULD  BE  ADMINISTERED—— GENESIS 9: 6 - Keith Hunt.


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