Understanding of the fossil records and bones and layering and ice caps melting,
etc. is all found in the pages of the bible. Believe it? It’s there
and I’ll show you right now!
There are two events in the bible that most people don’t have a very clear
understanding of; the creation and the flood. We’ll explore both of those
events. In the beginning; God created everything in six days. At the
end of the six days He saw that it was very good. Some people teach that
it was imperfect at the time the Garden of Eden was made and man was placed
there, saying the devil had destroyed the planet before man was created.
Some teach that evolution could be the mechanism that God used to “create”
everything. Some teach that there’s a gap of billions of years between
verse one and verse two of Genesis 1. We will explore these theories as
well as some others.
Was the earth perfect when God finished creation?
Let’s take a look at the creation record:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heaven and the earth.
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.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the
evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let
it divide the waters from the waters.
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.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were
the second day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
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:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light
upon the earth: and it was so.
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.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the
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.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
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
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.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the
waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
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
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.
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.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them.
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
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.
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.
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.
Notice in verse 31 God saw that is was very good. Would it have been “very
good” at the end of the 6th day if Satan was already fallen and in
control here, and the earth had been ruined and there were thorns and thistles
and vultures and horrible things going on outside the garden? It was later
on that the thorns and thistles grew and the ground was cursed in Genesis
3:17-19, when punishment was given to the man for his sin.
Another common misconception is the belief that verse 2 actually means that the
earth “became” formless and void. The argument is that God would have made
the earth perfect the first time and as such it had to have been corrupted by
something. Take a look at this: Mark 8:23 And he took the blind
man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes,
and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought. 24 And he looked up,
and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25 After that he put his hands again upon
his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
Jesus took two steps to heal the blind man. Why? Did He need to?
Definitely not; He could have done it instantly as He did in Matt 20:34 and many
other times. He chose to do it that way. He also chose to create the
heaven and the earth in 6 days.
We see in verses 4, 10, 12, 18, 21 and 25 that it was good. Each thing was
good all through the creation! There wasn’t anything evil going on during
the creation. In verse 31 God saw that it was very good! It was
still good at the very end of creation.
Some teach that there were billions of years between verses one and two, and
that each “day” took millions of years during the creation.
Notice that plants were created on the 3rd day but the sun was not
created until the 4th day? How did the plants, which need the
sun, survive for a million years?
Notice that God created the heaven and the earth, but there was no light until
God also called the light “day” and the darkness “night” and then created the
sun to divide the day and the night and for seasons and days and years in verse
14. He made the spinning of our planet and its orbit around the sun and
day and a year. A “day” is a day. This is all right there in the
context of the creation. God didn’t need millions of years to perform what
He did in 6 days. He did it in a literal 6 days.
Eccl 1:9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which
is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
10 times in creation God said that everything reproduces after his kind, after
his kind. There wasn’t anything reproducing a new kind as in evolution.
1 Cor 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh
of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
Cows give birth to cows, humans give birth to humans, birds give birth to birds,
etc. Nothing evolves in God’s creation. Man did not come from beast.
Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and
God created all things and He did it in six days! Mankind was
created from the beginning, not after billions of years of evolution.
Ex 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all
that in them is, and rested the seventh day:
God created the dinosaurs too! He created all things in six days.
All means all!