Does the Bible Speak of the Triuneness of God (Trinity)?
1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3)
Someone said, “if you truly believe the very first verse of the Bible, then you will not have much problems believing the rest of it”
Genesis 1:1 reveals God as Creator; the Hebrew word God here is ‘Elohim’ which is an early name for God used throughout the Book of Genesis.
In Genesis 1:2 we read that the Spirit of God is moving upon the waters. The word Spirit here is ruwach and can be translated as, “wind, breath, and spirit” in the Old Testament.
In the flood of Noah we read where God sent a “wind” to pass over the earth and dry up the waters. Wind is the same word here, ruach, but notice it is a natural wind and not a wind of the Holy Spirit, such as came in the Upper Room on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1–2).
With Father God appearing in verse 1, and the Spirit moving in verse 2, then the Word (Christ) is the light in verse 3; thus the Godhead (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) appears in the first three verses in Genesis.
The word “Trinity” does exist in Scripture but the Triuneness of God is found in the very first three verses of the bible.
What does it mean that the earth was without form and void (Genesis 1:2)?
What is the Gap Theory?
2The earth was without form (Tohu), and void; (bohu) and darkness was on the face of the deep. (Genesis 1:2)
The Hebrew tohu is typically translated as “without form” or “formless,” and bohu is rendered “void” or “empty.”
Some Bible scholars have suggested that when God created the heavens and the earth (as mentioned in Genesis 1:1), and then something happened between verse 1 and verse 2 that caused the earth to go from fully created and beautiful to “without form and void.”
This gap of time between Genesis 1:1 and verse could be millions to billions of years long. Some Bible scholars have pointed out that this could be the time period when the devil was thrown out of heaven and there was a war in heaven that could have been more powerful than today’s nuclear wars. This explains why the earth was formless and void. This theory also attempts to explain the biblical time where you place the "prehistoric animals" like dinosaurs etc.
5 For they willfully overlook and forget this [fact], that the heavens [came into] existence long ago by the word of God, and the earth also which was formed out of water and by means of water, 6 Through which the world that then [existed] was deluged with water and perished.
7 But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been stored up (reserved) for fire, being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly people. (2 Peter 3:5-7 Amplified)
Bible scholars have pointed out to a hint by Apostle Peter: “Through which the world that then [existed]”. Could there have been a pre-adamic race?
This view, often called the gap theory by the theologian, Thomas Chalmers. Recent Bible scholars like the late Chuck Missler also held on to this view. This theory (like any other theory) has been challenged. It is my desire to only acquaint you with all the possible research that is out there.
How could there be light on the first day of Creation if the sun was not created until the fourth day?
The third verse, Genesis 1:3 is quite interesting, as God said, “‘Let there be light’; and there was light.” This light was not the cosmic light of the sun, moon, or stars, as these heavenly lights were formed on the fourth day of Creation (vv. 14–19).
Who or what was this light?
Apostle John gives us a clue in the introduction of his Gospel, the “Word” (referring to Christ) is present at Creation, and John said: “The light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:5, KJV).
To prove that the first day of Creation was the supernatural light and glory from Christ, we read concerning the New Jerusalem in Revelation 21:23, “The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.”
And in Revelation 22:5, it is written, “There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.”
If the Lamb of God is the light of the New Jerusalem, then He was the early light of Creation on the first day!
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)
Notice that the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. The water was there, the darkness was there, and the Spirit of God was there. But nothing really happened until words were spoken. God said, “Let there be light” and light came into existence. It only happened when God spoke. God's words were His creative power yet many people underestimate the power of words.
How true is the word of God: “The entrance of Your words gives light;It gives understanding to the simple.” (Psalm 119:130)
Modern science tells us that earlier there was only one landmass, does the Bible support this?
9 Then God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into 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 He called Seas. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:9-10)
Modern science tells us that thousands of years ago, Earth didn't have seven continents, but instead one massive supercontinent called Pangaea, which was surrounded by a single ocean called Panthalassa.
The Bible confirms this fact in Genesis 1:9-10
In the beginning, there was one piece of land on the earth and one gathering of water called ‘Seas’.
What was the Purpose of God Creating the Lights in the Heavens?
14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. (Genesis 1:14-15)
The purpose of the lights in the firmament of the heavens:
- To divide the day from the night
- For signs and seasons
- For days and years
- To give light on the earth
What was Man’s Original Diet Plan When God Created Him?
And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. (Genesis 1:29)
Interestingly, God’s original diet for man was vegetables and fruits. It was only after the fall that man became non-vegetarian.
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