I wish to share my understanding of the Bible with all of you out there, and therefore, I will go through the entire Bible explaining it verse by verse. I will also refer to the original languages that the Bible was written in- Hebrew and Chaldean (sometimes called Aramaic) for the Old Testament and Greek for the New Testament. With your support I am sure that we can get through the entire Bible and hopefully clear up somethings that I am sure you have always wondered about. The way this is going to work is I will first quote the Bible (I will be using a King James Version) and then I will explain what is being said in that verse. Some verses are so simple that it is not necessary to explain those. In such a case, I will just continue onto the next verse, on the next line.  Remember, if there are any questions that you have, do not be afraid to ask them. With that being said, let us begin in the beginning.

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 Stop for a moment and think. God created everything. When? In the beginning. When was the beginning? Millions of years ago. How do we know this? On occassion, science is correct and lined up with God. From carbon dating technology, we can tell the earth is millions of years old. So here is the beginning- God made everything.

“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.” Genesis 1:2 Before we get too deep into this verse, we must first look at one of the key words here- “was.” In the Hebrew this word is “hayah” which is not the same word as “was.” As a matter of fact, “hayah” means “became”. Rereading the verse correctly then would say that the earth became without form and void. Why did the earth become void and formless? Because God was angry with Satan. In the first earth age, which occured in the previous verse, Satan was a good little boy who was promoted all the way up to the Cheribum That Covereth. Contrary to what most believe, Satan actually guarded the Mercy Seat. His downfall occured when he began to think so highly of himself that he thought he could beat God and deserved to sit in the Mercy Seat. Satan also caused a third of God’s children to follow him. This is what upset God so much. He had a choice to make at this time- destory the one-third and Satan or the let all of them be reborn into the flesh whith no memory of the First Earth Age so that you could make up your mind of who to follow. Which will you choose? God chose to give you a chance to follow Him or to follow Satan. You can also find documentation of this in the First Chapter of the Book of John. Not only was the earth void and formless, but the Spirit of God, we call this the Holy Spirit, moved across the waters. We can establish the idea that God was unhappy with what happenned as well as he wanted to do something. We are about to find out what it was that God wanted to do.

“And God said, ‘Let there be light: and there was light.'” Genesis 1:3 All God had to say was for there to be light, and it came. God has the ability to do what He pleases when He pleases; however, He does not get up everyday and think about someone to “zap” or pick on. Nevertheless, God created a light. Let’s find out what else He does.

And God saw the light, that [it was] good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” Genesis 1:4 God is not one who creates something then leaves it the way it looks unless He is pleased with it. Rather, He takes the time and care to make it exactly the way that He wants it to be. This also maybe a reason for why we have had such a hard time observing the nature of light- because God wanted it to travel at several thousand meters per second. And here, it is stated that God was happy with what He did. Then he split the darkness and the light. When I think of this, sometimes the early version of the Yin and Yang symbol come to my mind. The two elements are polar opposites, if you will, and God thought it best to seperate the two. And that is what He did.

“And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Genesis 1:5 The light that God just created and seperated from the darkness has been known as Day since this time. However, there are two things that I wish to add before going too much farther. In the Bible, a day starts at the sunset and continues until the next sunset. The second thing is that one day with the Lord is 1,000 years with man. If this is a bit confusing to you, ask God to help you understand it. Then there is the darkness sepreated from the light, what we know as night. As God worked with the light and the darkness, the first day came and went. This is something that some argue over because of the statement from earlier. Some believe that God took 1,000 years to make light and seperate it from the darkness, others believe that it took a regular day that we are used to. Which is right? I will let you choose.

“And God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters’.” Genesis 1:6 Now that we have Day and Night, God has created a firmament that we know as the sky. It does indeed seperate waters, for it has water vapor that we call clouds and there is the water that runs in streams and rivers and fills the oceans. One thing to note though is that this firmament is similar to the atmosphere that scientists say the dinosaurs lived under. The difference is that it did not hold as much heat as the first one did.

“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.” Genesis 1:7 This is the verse that descibes God actually doing what he said to happen. Another thing to note is that this firmament is much thicker than the current one. We will find out what happened to the firmament in Chapter 6, when we talk about the Flood of Noah. By now, we have Day and Night and a firmament that seperates water from water.

“And God called the firmament Heaven. And the morning and the evening, the second day.” Genesis 1:8 The firmament is not literally to be Heaven, and this will be explained at a later time as well. And also, we have the next day, which may or may not be another 1,000 years.

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