Chapter Two:

In The Beginning

The Bible shows the Power of God. In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the earth. In chapter one, the book of Genesis (or the book of beginnings) teaches us how the world was created, bringing the Universe and all it holds, including man, into being. In the beginning, the Bible tells us that God created the Heavens and the earth in six days. He created everything to the point in time where He wanted time to begin, even if it is a "million years old". And that was "in the beginning" of God's time.

God's effulgence was the primordial light {first day} before the luminaries {Sun and Moon} were created {the fourth day}.And the light was separated from the darkness, and was called Day {figuratively - a space of time defined by an associated term), and the darkness was called Night.

The "light" in both verses is derived from the same Hebrew word H215 in Strong's, the first dealing with the illumination {H216) and the second dealing with the luminaries {H3974) - sun and moon.The "dark or darkness, as night or obscurity" is from the Hebrew word H2822 (H2821) Strong's; figuratively - misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness.Creation began in darkness, and ended in light, and God separated the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good, and it was evening and it was morning; and we read that the Jews observed their day from sunset to sunset.

God gave light (as effulgence; radiant brilliance, the very essence of God) where there was darkness; He made land where there had been water; He made the heavens over the earth and filled it with the Sun, which gave sunlight for warming and light for the day, and put the moon in the night to give it some light, and filled the skies with the countless stars; and with these heavenly bodies we can navigate, and we have seasons of growth and seasons of rest for the earth. These heavens declare the Power and the Glory of God! (Psa. 19)

After He had made the earth and the universe, He made man in His own image, with His nature and His Spirit. And how wondrously is this man made! He named this man, Adam, and Adam named all the animals. Then God made a mate for Adam, and Adam called her Eve, which means the mother of all living.

God then put them in a garden, and they were to keep the garden, and care for the animals. That was the manner in which God created the Heavens and the Earth and all that is in them. By the seventh day it was all completed, and God rested on the seventh day from all the work He had done. He blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, setting it apart as a special day of rest.

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Table Of Contents

God's Word - The Bible
In The Beginning
The Garden
God Reaches Out
Two Sons
And Man Multiplied
The Flood
The Rainbow
The Faith of Abraham
A Covenant Promise Fulfilled
Analogies: Sons and the Covenant
The Ultimate Test of Faith
To Make A Nation
A Prophet Raised Up
Intertestamental History
Fullness Of Time