Genesis Chapter 1 Discussion

  • GiGi - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Dear Mike Gyver,

    The Godhead made the heavens and the earth. So, Genesis is saying that all that exists, whether earthly or heavenly, whether made of physical matter or are of spiritual substance was made by and for Himself. So, Before the beginning of creation, only the Godhead existed.

    It says that God made the heavens first, and then the earth. So, it may be that He made the heavenly, spiritual realm first, then the physical realm. We do not know all that God created in our physical universe, nor all that He created in the spiritual realm. We are discovering some of what is out in space bit by bit, but some reaches of the universe we will never know in this life.

    After God made the heavens and the earth, Genesis said that the earth was void and covered with water. And the Spirit hovered over the waters before God continued to create the habitat and inhabitants of the earth.

    I do not read in this account where there is frozen dark water out in space. Can you cite your source for that? If this is true, then the Genesis account does not reveal this, we have discovered it through scientific exploration.
  • NOW and THE END OF TIME__mishael - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Heaven existed before God began creating. Everything wonderful and beautiful; mysterious and plain, came out of God. He is the Great God of all wonders!

    How cannot we worship and love the God who made all we know? Our souls came from Him. When we give ourselves fully to Him, He comes and makes his abode within our hearts, and abodes with us.

    We are completely conscious that he's in our heart, mind and soul. The Creator of all that we know of. Merciful and Kind.

    He is Holy. Our souls know this, but sometimes the fleshly, earthy part of us can rebel against true reality, that humans are not gods. We were born to be the receivers of the love He desires to give to us.

    We cannot be gods ourselves apart from God. This is what Satan tried to do. his future is completely recorded in the Bible.

    God exists inside of Time, and outside of Time.

    He knows you and desires that you will choose to live with Him in Heaven. We will see Him every day.

    After all the end times wars are fought between nations_it will be finished. 2 Peter 3, teaches that Earth will be burned up. All of man's scars upon it will be burned. God will re-create it again. Those who chose Jesus to save their souls, will return to the New Creation.

    What will be different is that Satan the Destroyer will be chained up in hell 1000 years. He will be let out to tempt the people who who survived the horrors of the Tribulation (physically), and called on God to save them. They will still be human. In Heaven they will have that 1000 years to choose Jesus as Savior and Lord. Satan will try to recruit them to fight against God, one more time. It's a short period of time.

    At the end of that war in heaven, Satan and those who fought With him, will be judged. Satan will be thrown into the Lake of Fire eternally. That's his final END. He will never escape again.

    Choose Jesus NOW. Everything I wrote is scripture in the Bible. I saw Jesus at my salvation in a vision. HE IS ALIVE!!
  • Nats - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Because God is the God of all creation He do what He like He is creator sustain everything Himself . He is life everything .
  • Free - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Hi dear Mike Gyver, Now you think earthly. Our home country is in a different dimension in a way. See: Ephesians 6:12-18 and Hebrew 4:12

    If you want to study this correctly, you will understand that the sky is more than what the eye can see. We need everyone to look up to this Kingdom of God. Good luck with your studies. God loves you in the name of Jesus, i in christ.
  • Mike Gyver on Genesis 1
    How is their frozen dark water in the universe, surrounded by the Spirit of God, before the creation story?
  • Kerissa Mohammed on Genesis 1
    its the best bible ever
  • JC - in Reply on Genesis 1
    T h a n k y o u !
  • JC - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Very helpful! I need helpful.
  • JC - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Niiice! Clearly understood.
  • JC - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I clearly understood what I just read! Awesome teacher.
  • Giannis - in Reply on Genesis 1
    The Father God, the Son and the Holly Spirit, the Triune God (or the Godhead), dear Cora.
  • Cora Henley Bantum on Genesis 1
    In the book of Genesis, when God was creating man- he said let us make man in our own image. who is the us
  • Adolphus Greer - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Gee whiz give me a chance I am just in the first chapter of Genesis. I think I understand what you are saying. One can generalize man and woman by just Man.
  • Adolphus Greer - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I know all of that. I was just making a general idea in my mind that that helps my understanding, God willing.
  • INHABITANTS ON EARTH - in Reply on Genesis 1
    We know Satan and 1/3 of fallen angels were hurled to earth. No bodies. They take human bodies with permission.

    EARTH WAS CREATED FOR HUMANS. Creatures, etc created to be food for the Humans.

    This may trip you up: Jesus is God. Roman's 1:20. In the process of time and Jesus's ordained ancestors: by the Holy Spirit, He endured Mary's pregnancy and childbirth,

    In order to be born into Earth as a Human. He was both God and Human. Scripture says He laid aside His Powers to be born human. He lived on earth just as we do. Then as we see Jesus was baptized by John. "All righteousness must be observed." He was Anointed by the Holy Spirit, Luke 4:18 ( Isa. 61). He had all of His Power he had to lay aside for 30 years.

    Satan wasn't really sure this was HE of Genesis 3:15. If he had known the plan of God, he would've tried to kill Jesus.

    Satan is a CREATED ANGEL. He's not human. He only had what he stole from Adam: dominion and authority. Jesus came to Get It Back, LEGALLY. Satan and evil angels do not have human bodies. They have to steal one.

    Satan still thought He had won after Jesus died on the Cross for the sins of all mankind. Jesus was in the tomb, right? Things started going bad for Satan real quick. Jesus went to hell, took the Keys to death, grave and hell from Satan. Jesus opened the prison and took the prisoners through the streets of Jerusalem. People saw the long dead saints.

    ON THE CROSS AS A HUMAN, Jesus legally won back Power, Authority and Dominion over Earth, FOREVER. He shares it with His True Born Again Believers. Us.

    After everything that is written is fulfilled, ALL prophesy;

    Jesus will send Satan to the Lake of Fire. No more to be seen ever.

    Knowing what's written in the Bible will make it easier for us; or something to be feared.

    2 Peter 3, is the THE REST OF THE PLAN. You must be born again to see the Kingdom of God; to live with Jesus every day of eternity.

  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Hey John,

    The word replenish has a different meaning today than long ago. Today the meaning to us is to make full or complete again, as by providing what is lacking that was before. To fill again or anew.

    The biblical meaning goes back at least to the 14 th century the English-speaking people borrowed it from the French verb "replenir" which meant to fil. Scottish speaking used plenish for the same meaning. The English language has transformed over the years.

    The new meaning today is influenced by Latin the verb today with "re" meaning again and "plenum" meaning full. I guess you could say the language of academia won out.

    Replenish in Genesis means to fill, not to refill again the earth was not here until God created it in the beginning. Some may try to theorize to explain the age of the earth according to science.

    Hope this helps.

    God bless,

  • David - in Reply on Genesis 1
    John Because there was a life like adam and eves in the beginning notice like not identical that why God said replenish.
  • John roberts on Genesis 1
    i was just wandering why the words "replenish the earth" was used in that context being this was a new creation of GOD. v 28
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Great decision, to read throughout the Bible!!

    Please start with : James 1:5,

    It's amazing over many years of reading, rereading & studying, GOD can teach us something new every time. Hopefully you'll continue to read it several times.

    Son's of GOD = Genesis 6:2, notice: Genesis 4:26, = John 1:12, Romans 8:14, Philippians 2:15, 1John 3:1, 2

    Job 1:6, Job 2:1, = notice the vrs. right before, Job 1:5, & right before, Job 2, Job 1:20-22, Revelation 12:10,

    Hopefully these are helpful in your study
  • T. Levis - in Reply on Genesis 1

    A Christian since 1968, very encouraging! Especially that you're reading throughout the Bible again into study! I hope you'll keep us in your study as you go. Many of us enjoy deep study & thought in the WORD of GOD.

    There seems to be several scriptures to verify your thought, of multiple people: Genesis 1:27, let them have dominion over ._... fish, of the sea, fowl of the air, over every living thing, that moveth upon the earth.

    Genesis 4:1,2,8,13,14, Notice Genesis 4:13-17, Genesis 4:25,

    also notice by now to continue for some people to try to say "only Adam & Eve" would be to ignore all the facts of other people listed.

    Genesis 4:19,23,24,

    Genesis 5:1-2, interestingly they both male & female named "Adam"

    If you look in the Concordance by clicking on Genesis 1:27, man = mankind, human spelled English translated = the Hebrew name Adam sounds (aw-dawm)

    Please also notice Genesis 6:5,7,12,17, why would GOD destroy the whole earth if only Adam & Eve, 1 lineage which is listed in the records of Genesis were only on Earth?

    Genesis 5:3, Genesis 2:7,8,15,22, Romans 5:14, 1Corinthians 15:45, 1Chronicles 1:1, Luke 3:21-38,

    Sometimes we have to ask questions

    1st does an interpretation represent GOD's Laws, standards, examples? Leviticus 20:17, 1Corinthians 10:13, James 1:13-15, Proverbs 11:1,

    2nd What is the main points GOD is pointing us to? Romans 5:17-21,

    3rd, does it feel right, truthful, honest in our spirit? John 14:26,27, James 1:5, 1John 2:27-29,

    I believe the reason anyone has questioned outside what is written, is because false teaching: Note: 1John 2:26-29, 2Peter 2:1, 2Timothy 3:1-5,

    1John 4:1, 1Timothy 6:3-6,

    Hopefully these are all helpful in your study
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Hey Jason, good deal, it would be nice if our brain had a delete button, when things pop up in our mind, we could just click and put it in the trash bin. Our subconscious mind paints a picture in our mind, it does not analyze or judge it just records and it is millions of times faster than our conscious mind. It is the big part of our flesh; it is a big driver of our choices.

    In other words, we've already come up with a decision or an answer, before we realize we have. When we read and study, what we have programed in our mind by what we have been taught, answers we have come up with on our own will block what we are reading with what we have in our subconscious mind.

    There is a phrase in the bible I think speaks to it; "he who has ears to hear let him hear".

    When we read or study, if we can start as we do not know anything about what we are about to read and prayer.

    If you have questions, there are many on this site would love to help.

    God bless,

  • David - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Rdavis2014 The answer is none like adam and eve but you do read where God tells them to replenish the earth so

    by shear logic something was here before mankind as we know it today.
  • David - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Jason Since only God knows whats in a mans heart in genesis he knew cains , and look at cains actions and responses

    he became extremely angry because of jealousy to the point of murder. Then look at his response when God ask wheres your

    brother am I my brothers keeper like who cares no heart. Cain was the first absolutely what the bible calls in other places

    a son of belial he became absolutely worthless for the true God and all his lineage over the ages same thing. Jude verse 11

    and in context discribes these men who always defy and endeavor to interrupt the ways of the true God. Most of the

    pharisees and other leaders at the time of christ were these men. In 1 KINGS 18:18-22 when elijah ordered the prophets

    of baal another name for satan worship these men were all wicked men same deal worshipping the devil. They exist in our

    day and time only they operate behind the scenes controlling world conditions backed up by satan. This is a brief overview

    in answer to gen4:5 and 15, in John 8:38-44 Jesus Christ confronted some of these men directly and called them sons of the

    devil spiritually.
  • JASON ZAHN - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Good morning to you and thank you for your thoughts on my questions. I definitely agree that we are all descendants of Adam (From his son Seth's line of descendants. You are correct in that some of the translations from the original language to English may be slightly off in some wording, like the example that you provided. We of course will not know for sure until we get to heaven and as I stated in another post the most important thing is to believe in God and that he sent his son to die for our sins.

    After rereading the first six chapters of Genesis I do agree with you that the reason God accepted Abel's sacrifice and not Cain's was because Cain's did not come fully from his heart. It wasn't the sacrifice that was important it was the motive behind it.

    I am doing my best not to use preconceived notions and as you stated to let the holy spirit be my guide. As for the "sons of God" and "daughters of men" I have some thoughts on that also but will continue my reading and note taking before I state an opinion.

    May God bless you also and I am going to continue on now.
  • JASON ZAHN - in Reply on Genesis 1
    I suppose that could be true (about mankind being created on the 6th day, getting wiped out, and then Adam and Eve being created later...much later. We simply do not know because of course the bible does not tell us that, and in the end when we get to heaven then I am sure we will have answers to all these sorts of questions. The main thing is that we believe in God and that he sent his son to die for our sins. Amen.

    Thank you for your interesting thoughts.
  • Rdavis2014 on Genesis 1
    Hello my name is Randy. First let me say I love the commentary and discussion area. I have been a Christian a long time since 1978 and am reading and studying the Bible from the beginning again. I wonder about Gensis verses 26 and 27, It says "God said, let us make man in our image and let them" and in verse 27 " He created man male and Female". My question is in addition to Adam and Eve were there other men and women?
  • Ronald Whittemore - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Hey Jason,

    It is a good thing to start at the beginning and go to the end. I could tell you my understanding that will be different than many that may respond but I will say this. Regardless of the understanding you receive after the flood everyone living are descendants of Adam and Eve and the line to Jesus, the last Adam that the scriptures are all about

    Clear your mind of the preconceived ideas you have and pray the Holy Spirit guide you to the truth. Your questions on Genesis 1:26-2:22 when you read through and take notes and go back and study each day, consider words like water, earth, and field and replenish. Look up the meaning of them and take notes of what was created on each day. I will give you one, replenish is an Old English word that meant fill not to refill.

    What the water brought forth, what the earth brought forth, and what was formed out of the ground. Like beast of the earth, beast of the field, fouls from the water, fouls formed out of the ground. In the sixth days man was created last, does that line up in the second chapter?

    The reason for God not having respect for Cains offering look in the New Testament. Scripture does not tell us if God gave instructions of what and how to offer so, it not being a blood offering is opinion. Abel brought the firstlings of his flock it does not say that about Cain. I will just say most comes from the heart as we see God told Cain if he doest well he would be accepted.

    The Mark of Cain, what it was is not in scripture and any opinion will be speculation but whatever it was people would see it. Do a word search on the sons of God the book of Job is a good start. There are many opinions of a gap, but I have not found any scripture to support that.

    I hope this will give you a start let the Holy Spirit be your teacher and don't look to find scripture to fit an opinion or a preconceived idea, let the scripture and the Holy Spirit show the truth, it may be later not now.

    God bless your study,

  • GiGi - in Reply on Genesis 1

    For each chapter in the Bible there are two sections at the bottom of the page: one is from a Commentary; the other is Discussion pages from those on this forum in regards to these chapters. You may wish to read both of these sections. This may help you in getting answers to your questions also.
  • Jason - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Hmm that is a very good point and I missed that part about "replenishing the earth"..replenishing giving the idea that there had to be something prior to Adam and Eve or there wouldn't be a replenishing if they were there originally. Thank you for your reply and wow it's so interesting to think about pre-adamite man this way ( Neanderthals cromagnon man etc).
  • David - in Reply on Genesis 1
    Jason I apologise after why the repopilate is supposed to read because in genesis in the beginning there was a life

    but was wiped out between genesis 1:1 and 1:2 thats why repopulate is there no their were not two adams and eves.

    thge only6 traces of the life that was on earth are fossilsof the cataclysmic event.

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