“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 2And 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 1.1-2
Every time I read these verses, I remember afresh that the Bible begins with a major assumption. That assumption is that there is a God. There is no attempt to try and explain the existence of God. Nor does the Bible attempt to explain how God became God in the first place.
The opening phrase demonstrates to us that only God could create “the heaven and the earth.” Why? There is no other Supreme Power that exists to do what God did. It was by the power of His voice that God said, “Let there be light: and there was light” and “there was light.”
I always find it amusing when people try to explain the age of the earth based on their human calculations. Recently my wife and I toured the Ohio Cavern in West Liberty OH. The guide was telling us that based on how long it takes to form a stalagmite or a stalactite, the earth is millions of years old. After all, as they observe the formation of them today, it takes so many years for one to form.
When Adam was created, was he created as an infant or was he created with the appearance of age? If he were an infant, he could never have done the things that God left him to do in the Garden of Eden. Rather, he was born with the appearance of age. After he had been created for 30 minutes, he certainly could have appeared to be 30 years old.
So rather than be rattled by the common assumption that we got here by evolution, I find that it takes far less faith to believe that “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” I choose to accept God’s version rather than today’s politically correct belief that we evolved. After all, none of us were there to observe what actually happened. So, by faith I believe that “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” These are just my thoughts …