Different principle about the origin and beginning of everything

If we look at all those stories that people invented to explain the origin of the world can see that they exhibit the spirit of speculative thinking human. In the creation stories of different cultures one can notice that the man imagines becoming gods therein contained in resemblance with him, only to be better or more powerful than himself. But what there is striking is, that man knows himself a beginning and agrees that the gods also must have a beginning.

What is striking about the former arising histories is that the gods had to conquer their ruling-ship, be it sometimes by wiles. And we see that there is still a primitive animism present where gods are still connected to nature concepts such as sky, sea, earth, storm, earthquake, etc.

The problem with those stories about the beginnings is that there is not really offered a real explanation for how and why the creation of the world, life on earth had come into existence and the purpose thereof, or the attitude we need to take in this world-system. The aspirations of people today with their scientific papers do not really give answers either.

The Creation of the World in six days

The Creation of the World in six days (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Creator Himself

Who looks against the background of all this and considers the Bible, discovers totally different principles. The God of the Bible is Himself Creator. Right at the start we get words which give an indication that he Himself is responsible for something coming into being from nothingness or from the void.

In the opening of the Book of books we do find that in the beginning this God created the heaven and the earth (Genesis 1: 1). We find written in the Bible that it was this Most High Divine Creator Deity Who edited this and accomplished it all. He has called it who called it from the generations of old that He Is the One God, the Elohim  Who is the first and to all futurity.

Isa 41:4 The Scriptures 1998+  (4)  “Who has performed and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? ‘I, יהוה {Jehovah}, am the first, and with the last I am He.’ ”

By the other creation myths there was always one or an other before and after, but now in the Bible we find a God Who has called on the families of the beginning that He is the Lord Most High, Who is the first and the last besides Him there being no Elohim God.

Isa 44:6 The Scriptures 1998+  (6)  “Thus said  יהוה {Jehovah}, Sovereign of Yisra’ĕl, and his Redeemer,  יהוה {Jehovah} of hosts, ‘I am the First and I am the Last, besides Me there is no Elohim.

The Bible tells us that before the mountains were brought forth, He who does not think in minutes, hours and days like man, did bring earth and the world, as the everlasting Elohim Who is The True God Creator of everything and not just ruler over parts.

Psa 90:1-5 The Scriptures 1998+  (1)   יהוה {Jehovah}, You have been our refuge In all generations.  (2)  Before the mountains were born, Or You had brought forth the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting You are Ěl.  (3)  You turn man back to dust, And say, “Return, O children of men.”  (4)  For a thousand years in Your eyes Are like yesterday that has past, Or like a watch in the night.  (5)  You have swept them away, They are as a sleep, Like grass that springs up in the morning.

The world has to know that there is therefore no other powerful, equivalent, besides Him, even no other god formed and neither shall there be one god formed after Him.

Isa 43:10-13 The Scriptures 1998+  (10)  “You are My witnesses,” declares  יהוה {Jehovah}, “And My servant whom I have chosen, so that you know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no Ěl formed, nor after Me there is none.  (11)  “I, I am  יהוה {Jehovah}?, and besides Me there is no saviour.  (12)  “I, I have declared and saved, and made known, and there was no foreign mighty one among you. And you are My witnesses,” declares  יהוה {Jehovah}, “that I am Ěl.  (13)  “Even from the day I am He, and no one delivers out of My hand. I work, and who turns it back?”

This God of creation is not one of two, three or more, but only One.

Deu 6:4 The Scriptures 1998+  (4)  “Hear, O Yisra’ĕl: יהוה {Jehovah} our Elohim, יהוה {Jehovah} is one! “

Not only God’s chosen people, Israel had to hear and know that This Creator Deity is the Lord and that there is none else; besides Him there is no God Who has the right of Being The One to sit above the cherubim or Cherub angels, being the God ruling over all the kingdoms of the universe.

2Ki 19:15 The Scriptures 1998+  (15)  And Ḥizqiyahu prayed before יהוה {Jehovah}, and said, “O יהוה {Jehovah} Elohim of Yisra’ĕl, the One who dwells between the keruḇim, You are Elohim, You alone, of all the reigns of the earth. You have made the heavens and earth.

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The God we meet in the Bible itself is the primary cause, through whom everything came into being. He can explain our purpose and sense of creation and life. No wonder that the students of the Babylonian clay tablets had to conclude that there was  an insurmountable gap between the story that they had found and that of the Bible.

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Preceding articles:

Other stories about the beginning of times

Creation Creator and Creation

Next: A God entering the heart

a Dutch version may be found / Een Nederlandse versie kan gevonden worden: Gods vergeten Woord 12 Schepping 4 De Schepper zelf

 

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Additional reading:

  1. The Origin of Life on Earth: Creation or Evolution?
  2. Nothingness
  3. Genesis Among the Creation Myths
  4. Means of creations
  5. Creator and Blogger God 1 Emptiness and movement
  6. Coming to the creation of human beings in the image of God
  7. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #1 Creator and His Prophets
  8. Creation of the earth out of something
  9. Cosmos creator and human destiny
  10. Forbidden Fruit in the Midst of the Garden 3
  11. Bad things no punishment from God
  12. Let them thank the Lord for …
  13. Old Earth creationists and other conservative Christians denying any evolution

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  • Big Bang or No Big Bang? Both Theories Point to God. (judeochristianchurch.com)
    One of the biggest misconceptions that people on both sides of the debate hold, whether theists or atheists, is that science runs contrary to religion. The reality is this: true science at its core is not only lockstep with the Bible, it’s also encouraged.
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    True science is based upon the observable. Speculative science takes what is observable and derives theories based upon the information to provide theories. The divide that occurs between secular science and Biblical truth is worldview.
  • Dreamtime (ourshadowswillremain.com)
    Australian Aboriginals are bound by a belief that interconnects them with the land, spirituality, law and care of the environment. The Dreamtime is the period of creation where humans and other life-forms emerged from the earth creating all living things and landscapes we see today. Creation beliefs can vary across Australia but they are all based on the journeys that took place during the creation time.
  • Open the Door (marklemke.wordpress.com)
    In the “Creation Story”, we are all connected to the universe. However, if you don’t believe you are connected to the universe, then for all practical purposes, you’re not. The universe can only work miracles or special deeds through people who are aware of its presence and are receptive to new ideas. If you are not aware of its presence and are not receptive to new ideas, than the universe will leave you alone and let you live your life as you wish.
  • Healing scriptures from the bible part 1 (fullofknowledge.com)
    There are numerous scriptures in the bible where the Lord spoke healing over the chosen people. Here are 10 from the King James bible. (public domain).  I know many myself included, who have walked in health  because of our faith in His word.
  • A Universe Not Made For Us – Carl Sagan on Religion [9:14] (ethicsvideolibrary.wordpress.com)
    arl Sagan begins with a discussion of the variety of creation stories and how most heavens and hells are simple extrapolations of our own politics.  Instead, science is slowly discovering more about the world we live in.  And it turns out, the universe is more different than anything we could have imagined and, ultimately, does not care about us or in fact could care.  In face of this new, harsh reality Sagan argues that we shouldn’t shrink back but face the world with awe, courage, and curiosity.
  • Abraham Kuyper: God Crowns Creation With Humanity (stream.org)
    According to Abraham Kuyper, God has clearly given us dominion over creation, yet a variety of divisions and distortions persist. Radical environmentalists dream of a world without us, even as hyper-consumerists wield God’s call as justification for undue exploitation and self-seeking.
  • Bill Nye takes on creationism and climate change at National Science Teachers Conference (geekwire.com)
    Nye told event goers, “If you’re trying to indoctrinate children into an anti-science worldview, which is inane and silly, I ask myself whether or not you are acting in the best international interest,” and calling the museum “just another thing for people in the U.S. to have to apologize for.”
  • Being a creationist conservative in Canada ‘gives your opponents a tremendous amount of ammunition’ (themoderatevoice.com)
    Evolution became a toxic issue for Conservative politicians in the early 2000s. Barney the Dinosaur dolls and whistled renditions of the Flintstones theme song met former federal MP Stockwell Day after he expressed his belief in Young Earth creationism in the early 2000s.
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    More recently, Progressive Conservative MPP Rick Nicholls drew ire from his own caucus in February when he said it was “not a bad idea” to allow students to opt out of learning evolution. That prompted federal Conservative MP James Lunney, who has long openly expressed skepticism about evolution, to tweet his support for Mr. Nicholls.
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    “The whole evolution thing has blown up in North America in a ridiculous way. I don’t think there is anyreason why Christians can’t believe in evolution, and throughout the world, a lot of Christians do,” he said.However, the topic seems to be remain contentious among fundamentalists, and evangelical Christians in particular.

    “American fundamentalism took it as a boundary. You’re on one side or another. If you believe in evolution, you can’t be a true Christian and you’re out of the fold. It’s a litmus test.”

  • Subcrustal ocean roof found? – National creationism | Examiner.com (servehiminthewaiting.com)
    Earlier this month, a team of geologists in New Zealand reported making a seismic image of the base of the earth’s crust.

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