In the beginning God…

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth………..

I have just successfully alienated half the readers, caused scorn from others, agitated a handful more who actually believe the text, which then leaves room for a few warm hearts who simply say ‘yes!’

The skeptic says ‘that’s just your opinion.’  The atheist says: ‘nope,’ and the so-called learned among the ranks of Christendom will challenge this statement and say  ‘true, but we can’t have fellowship until we agree when  the beginning was.’  Really?

I can understand the opposition from a scorner, mocker, infidel, atheist, or unbeliever, but it is difficult to see why they who profess to believe the same book as you, take umbrage as if membership to the club is contingent on  agreement as to how old creation is generally, and specifically how old the earth is. Again I ask, really?

Great minds have debated the ‘gaps’ in Genesis, and even greater minds have seen the same text, examined a world full of  evidence, and arrived at opposite conclusions.  I think this is simply wonderful, and it is amusing how many stumble over such a petty stone on the sidewalk.

Carbon, strata, fossils, history, geography, archaeology, are all called upon as witnesses to support a theory as to the age of existence. Hmmmm. No small feat here to say with dogmatism how old the sun, moon, earth, or stars are.

To hear some give ‘proof’ of the age of the earth is not laughable but unsettling. God asks a simple question to man: ‘Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.’

To a soft heart, the answer is ‘Lord, I have no understanding in this matter, for thou alone art God.’

Is not this the point of who God is and who man is not? Are not His ways higher than the heavens? Are not His thoughts not your thoughts? Indeed, and this same God has a way of silencing the mouth of man, for even Paul argued that before a holy God every mouth is stopped.

The age of ‘creation?’ In the time it would take you to empty the Atlantic with a tablespoon, you still will have no answer.  Some say with a straight face: It’s 40 billion years old, others 10 million, others a hundred thousand, others 6 thousand, me?  ‘I have no understanding in this matter.’

But the greater question on the table: Why does a person base fellowship on the ambiguous and that which cannot be proven this side of eternity? There is a great gulf fixed with the age of the universe, and God is ageless.  Why then focus on that which cannot be known, instead of that which we do know?

This was the bait that Adam and Eve took, as they became independent from God, and thus began the ‘wisdom of the world.’  Debating the age of creation is like watching politicians, its all the same, humorous, and never settled. Time is short, there are far too many wonderful truths that are clear as crystal to be in accord with.  Such as?

Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures, and that he was seen alive by 500 brethren.

As Jonah was in the belly of the whale three days and three nights, even so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.  (A far better discussion here than the age of the earth 😉

That said, is it my opinion when I say ‘in the beginning God?’

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15 Responses to In the beginning God…

  1. Lovely post. I honestly have no idea how old the earth is nor do I really care. I am aware however, that time is not linear, that God exists outside of and beyond time, and that from a scientific perspective, “time” is not just a simple measurement of days, hours, and years, but rather a complex mystery existing in the universe that we have barely begun to understand.

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    • Colorstorm says:

      Seems there is a snare IB, that you cannot be spiritual if you say ‘I don’t know’ regarding something in the good book. After all, is not the bible full of answers? Full of answers yes, regarding things we CAN know, but agree with you, God is much larger, and we simply ‘know in part.’

      Also,it’s very disarming and we appear credible when we say ‘don’t know,’ 😉
      tkx ib

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  2. Well I think you should write what you feel to share and blog to share rather anyone reads it or not because you get it out and you never know with technology just who’s lives we touch. 😄

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  3. Ana says:

    I wish Adam and Eve never took the bait, because we would all be living in paradise now, but narcissism is strong in every person and so was it in Eve. I think God’s creation is beautiful and sometimes i trully admire it. I don’t know everything about God but I do know He is very powerful and wise. I am not nearly as wise as He is. Blessings

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    • Colorstorm says:

      Well, Ana, I suppose if they never took the bait, you and I would never talk, and I probably would never get to meet you, but one day……………….;)

      Always, always enjoy hearing from you. But, yes, a wonderful world, and a very large God, who is also small enough for you and I.

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  4. T says:

    Since I have not been doing this ‘Christian’ life my whole life when I first started writing my blog I got ‘corrected’ on several topics such as this one.(and I still do lol) Personally I feel like if we read our Bible God will reveal to us what he wants us to see, some of it is very cut and dried and some not so clear at all. We have much more important things to do such as showing Jesus to others and trying to bring as many people along to heaven with us as possible instead of arguing about how old the earth is.
    Like you said…. Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose again.
    In the beginning…God 🙂 This is a really great post!

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    • Colorstorm says:

      Since T you have not been a believer for a long time, folks should loosen the rope a little for you. Its ok not to know things, time is a great friend. I’ll take a person who has a good heart and knows less than a scholar who is is caustic 24/7.

      And u are correct, everything is not clear-cut. Sometimes I think God allows this to prove how we treat each other with differences. Heck, even the apostles had disagreements.

      Tkx for the visit, and if I could help you in any way, I will surely try. Just shoot an email.
      (your last sentence says it all 😉

      jack

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  5. Citizen Tom says:

    Reblogged this on Citizen Tom and commented:
    Read this post, and then consider the one previous to it. What our first step in gaining knowledge? Before we can learn, don’t we have to admit how little we know?

    Wise Socrates put it this way.

    “When I left him, I reasoned thus with myself: I am wiser than this man, for neither of us appears to know anything great and good; but he fancies he knows something, although he knows nothing; whereas I, as I do not know anything, so I do not fancy I do. In this trifling particular, then, I appear to be wiser than he, because I do not fancy I know what I do not know. ”

    But what has our government done? They have put out a national curriculum, and they arrogantly demand that we all teach our children the same way as if those politicians have all the answers.

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