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Ambassadors for our faith in Jeshua

We have come in a time where it is urgent to be an ambassador for our faith, which means we also do have to be an ambassador for Jeshua making his name known.

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Bereshith 2:15-25 De mens geplaatst in de tuin van Eden

Oorspronkelijk waren de bezigheden die de mens toegedragen kreeg niet tot last en behoorde een blijven leven tot de eigenschappen van zijn staat van gelijkenis met God.

Dierenrijk, Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Levenskwesties, Mensdom, Plantenrijk, Universum (Ruimte)

Bereshith 2:4-14 Adem en leven plaatsing door de Elohim God

Het Boek Bereshith of de Genesis wil een krachtig signaal geven wie er achter het universum met haar plantenrijk, dierenrijk en mensdom staat. Hiervoor gebruikt de schrijver soms ook een dubbele betiteling om de toehoorders of lezers duidelijk te maken dat het over Die Ene Ware God gaat die boven alle andere goden staat. Zo laat Moshe in zijn 2° hoofdstuk zien hoe de mens in de Gan Eden wordt geplaatst.

Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Geschiedenis, Mensdom

Op de zevende dag een rustende God

Vooraleer wij verder kijken naar de samenvatting die Moshe vervolgens geeft over de begintijd, staan wij even stil bij de zevende dag en een rustende God.

Dierenrijk, Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Flora or Plant kingdom, Levenskwesties, Mensdom, Plantenrijk, Universum (Ruimte)

De Schepper achter eerste levende wezens

In dit artikel kijken wij hoe de Elohim sprak of zijn Woord uitte en dingen tot ontstaan kwamen en hoe er over een geocentrisch heelal wordt gesproken, waarin "leven" als een wonderbaarlijk verschijnsel van het "zichzelf bewegen" wordt gebracht en waar er telkens bepaalde soorten zijn die weer leven kunnen voort brengen.

Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Flora or Plant kingdom, History, Humanity, Life matters, Wildlife or Animal kingdom

The figure of Eve

After having looked at Adam we cannot pass his helper Eve. It was she who brought the man to follow her idea and to ignore God's Wish not to eat from the Tree of moral, with as consequence that they got knowledge of good and evil and came to learn pain and death.

Elohim Hashem Jehovah, History, Humanity, Life matters

Possible problems with two Accounts of the beginning of human race

Study of geology over some centuries now has shown evidence of a succession of different eras represented by layers of rock giving evidence of the development of the earth over millions of years.

Bible texts, Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Flora or Plant kingdom, History, Humanity, Life matters, Wildlife or Animal kingdom

Bereshith 2 Man and Woman placed in a Royal Garden

In the second chapter of the Bereshith light is shed on the day that יהוה Elohim made earth and heavens and created a beautiful Royal Garden where man, made in the image of God, could live in peace, with the animals, to which he receives rulership (not ownership over the earth).

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How did the original readers understand Gen 1:1?

We are limiting the meaning of the text of the first two chapters of Genesis when we would only consider earth to be our globe. From the whole Biblical contexts we may assume that we must see the difference between eretz (earth or land) and haaretz (earth or ground) and aphar ha’aretz (dust of the earth or the sand or grains of earth) having also the globe and other planets around in the universe with their suns and stars.

When Jehovah created the universe, he created so many stars and planets that we could never count them all.

Problem with man is that they always think they know exactly how something is. But man’s knowledge is much more limited than God’s knowledge so often scientific results first taken as the answer seem some years later not true. As such we had one time the newspaper, the Houston, Texas Chronicle, reported that

“after a recent study, scientists now think that there are 300 sextillion stars in the universe.”

NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 55,000 light-years in diameter and approximately 60 million light-years away from Earth

That is a 3 followed by 23 zeros! But we should know it could be many more and we should see that somehow they are all organized. Yes, groups of stars are organized into galaxies. Each galaxy contains many planets and billions or even trillions of stars. Most galaxies are then organized into groups called clusters, and these clusters are organized into larger groups called superclusters.

The first chapter of Moshe’s book does not want to bring a scientific report on how everything is placed and structured but only wants to give a short review in a way which is easy to tell to others so that they can easily remember. For that reason the story-telling is the easiest form for oral tradition, for which it was provided. As such we should not take the story to be taken literally but figuratively. Also not considering the 6 days as literally six 24 hours but more as periods of development or if you wish ‘evolution’ .

A Caucasoid female skull (National Museum of Health and Medicine).

Today we still evolve and we should see how our own children and grandchildren are already so much different than us (see their body build). Those who want to see the first man as our contemporary man from Europe or the United states of America (the Caucasian type) mostly have a superiority feeling of their own race and are ashamed to have come from living souls (Leneʹfesj chai·jahʹh) who walked on their four limbs. (If you look at the body perhaps it was even not being made to walk on two limbs.)

Those who want to adhere to creationist views show they are missing many points of later books which form together the library of Book of books we call the Bible.

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Preceding

An openingschapter explaining why things are like they are and why we may have hope for better things

Bereshith 1-2 The Creation of the World – The Seven Days

 

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Additional reading

  1. From dust and breath into living beings
  2. Creator and Blogger God 1 Emptiness and mouvement
  3. Bible containing scientific information
  4. Book Review: Ann Gauger, Douglas Axe & Casey Luskin, Science & Human Origins. Seattle: Discovery Institute Press, 2012.124pp.
  5. Largest timber-framed building part of discussion about God’s actions
  6. Judeo-Christian values and liberty

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Further literature

  1. Scripture and Science – must they agree?
  2. Is Genesis 1 poetic?
  3. OEC and a brief history of the Gap explanation of Gen 1:1-2
  4. We haven’t always insisted that Gen 1 is literal 6*24 hours
  5. Facts
  6. “You evolutionists all believe different things”
  7. Varve layers prove 45,000+ years of continuous life
  8. Alan Eyre rejecting anti science nonsense
  9. Question Evolution
  10. What Is Creationism?
  11. Lewis Black on evolution, creationism, and the Bible
  12. The truth about creationism vs. evolution
  13. Is creationism on the wane in America?
  14. Creationism Continuum
  15. Is intelligent design creationism? Dr. Stephen C. Meyer explains
  16. Stephen C. Meyer debates intelligent design with two scientists on NPR
  17. The “Intelligent Design” Version of Creationism
  18. More Extra-Solar Planets, Less Creationism
  19. ICR: ‘Extreme Non-Evolution’ Proves Creationism
  20. Creative Challenge #36: Will Creationism Ever Die?
  21. Ryan Bell’s year of atheism testimony shows need for apologetics
  22. What Atheists Believe Too
  23. Was atheism or Christianity responsible for the Scientific Revolution?
  24. Atheists More Intelligent Than Creationists?
  25. Richard Dawkins Opens the Door for Dream Research
  26. pribhleid / privilege
  27. What I Believe: Creation
  28. Christian Beliefs about Creation

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Christadelphians Origins Discussion

One pro Gap position suggests Gen 1:1 is a summary statement of the whole chapter.  While we read heavens and earth as meaning the universe and the planet, possibly the verse should be understood as meaning the sky and the land since the terms heaven and earth are used later in chapter 1.  We can test this suggestion by reviewing the chapter and context.

When we look at the Hebrew there is nothing particularly to affirm or deny the suggestion.  The word ‘heaven’ has a wide range of uses from the universe through to the sky and air.  Similarly, the word for ‘earth’ is extremely broad.  So we must go to the context of Gen1 and see how the expressions are used.

Heaven

  • Used in v1
  • V6 the firmament is defined as heaven (with waters above and below it)
  • V14 the sun, moon & stars are set/placed in the firmament…

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Bible texts, Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Flora or Plant kingdom, History, Humanity, Life matters, Universe (Space), Wildlife or Animal kingdom

Bereshith 1-2 The Creation of the World – The Seven Days

The Bible opens with the story of the beginning of everything, presenting the six periods of development (six days of creation) and the final period of establishment or rest.

Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Flora or Plant kingdom, History, Humanity, Life matters, Universe (Space), Wildlife or Animal kingdom

An openingschapter explaining why things are like they are and why we may have hope for better things

Worldly books in no way can give such a clear picture to man what caused everything to come into being and how there may be a solution to the wrong steps taken by the first human beings. For this, man needs to understand clearly what caused this troublesome world. The Bereshith tells the story of the origin of life and death.

Dierenrijk, Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Geschiedenis, Geschriften, Levenskwesties, Mensdom, Plantenrijk, Universum (Ruimte)

Terugblikkend op de eerste mens en eerste gebeurtenissen 1 Ontstaan en plaatsing eerste mens

Wij kijken naar een hoogtepunt in de wereldliteratuur waarin de ontstaansgeschiedenis van ons hele gestel wordt verteld en blootgelegd waarom er zo veel moeilijkheden in onze wereld zijn. In dit eerste deel kijken wij naar de onbekommerde vredige wereld waarin de eerste mens werd geplaatst.

Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Levenskwesties, Mensdom, Religiositeit + Wijze van Geloofsuitdrukking

Bron(nen) van kwaad

Over de oorsprong van het kwaad of de bron van het slechte of slechtheid is er al heel wat heen en weer geschreven onder de mensen. In dit artikel kijken we naar de tijd waar de slechtheid in de wereld van de mens kwam en waar we de bron van kwaad of slechtheid moeten zoeken of kunnen vinden.

Dierenrijk, Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Geschiedenis, Geschriften, Jeshua de Messias, Levenskwesties, Mensdom, Plantenrijk, Religiositeit + Wijze van Geloofsuitdrukking

Voorzieningen voor de keuzes van de mens

In Gods voorziening waren er de planeten, waaronder de eretz, de aarde met haar levende zielen. Planten en dieren die tot het genoegen van de mens konden dienen, vulden de Koninklijke Tuin, waar het leven tov was. Oorspronkelijk was alles vreedzaam, een wereld waar geen ruzie of oneigheid was. De mens kon genieten van de… Lees verder Voorzieningen voor de keuzes van de mens

Christenen, Dierenrijk, Elohim Hashem Jehovah, Geschiedenis, Levenskwesties, Mensdom, Plantenrijk

Keuze van levende zielen tot de dood

Ook al denken velen dat er naast hun lichamelijk wezen een geestelijk wezen bestaat is zulks een gedachte van een buiten-wezenlijk onderdeel van de mens, een zogenaamde ziel, onschriftuurlijk. De ziel is het wezen zelf dat door de verkeerde keuze van de eerste mens tot de dood of verval tot stof veroordeeld is.