The Genesis Account of Creation
By Lee Warren, B.A., D.D.
(c) March/April 1997 PLIM REPORT
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The origin of creation is one of the greatest mysteries in the Bible. The book of Genesis describes God creating the actual creation in six days (Gn. 1st chp.). Most Christian scholars and Bible students attribute Moses with writing this book and interpret the Genesis account of creation literally.
Believing that God literally created the heavens and earth as Moses describes the process is a huge error. This misunderstanding has caused a great deal of confusion and many to deny the Bible. It is obvious that the understanding that Moses and the people of his era had about the universe does not compare to our modern, scientific view.
Moses account of creation was not intended to be a systematic, scientific explanation of the universes origin. Modern science was not in existence at this time.
Thus, Yahweh Elohim took some simple principles that Moses understood and revealed to him the creation of heaven and earth. Elohim revealed the universal principles of creation moving from a formless, dark, chaotic state to one of light, order, and form, which will be explained in more detail later in this article.
In 1931, Elohim showed Dr. Henry C. Kinley a vision accompanied by a divine revelation about Moses account of creation that helped correct some of the confusion. Dr. Kinley wrote his vision in a book called Elohim, the Archetypal (Original) Pattern of the Universe (© 1961 Institute of the Divine Metaphysical Research; Vol. 1, p. 25-38). He saw Elohim show Moses a vision of creation (a rerun of a prior event) atop Mt. Sinai, which was some 2,500 years after Adam's expulsion from the Garden or 1500 years before the birth of the Messiah. Moses did not witness the actual creation as it was created, nor did it take Elohim six physical days to create the heaven and earth. Dr. Kinley saw that the actual creation was created in the realm of eternity before the inception of time. This also means that the exodus of Israel out of Egypt took place first before the vision was shown to Moses atop Mt. Sinai.
What is the intent of this article?
The intent of this article is to explore Moses account of creation in Genesis using the Bible, the operation of Spirit, Dr. Henry C. Kinleys writings, and the principles of modern science. This article will show why the creation was revealed to Moses in six days and the symbolic meaning of some of the days of creation. This article will also investigate why it is impossible to date the creation. Due to space limitations, none of the scientific theories about the origin of the universe, such as the big bang theory, will be discussed. (See "Science & Religion" in the September/October 1995 issue of the "PLIM REPORT")
What theories exist about the Genesis?
There are many theories about how Moses wrote the Genesis. Some Bible scholars believe Moses account of creation was passed down from one generation to another. Close scrutiny of the book shows that this was not the case.
Those who believe that Genesis was passed down use the Babylonian version of creation called the "Enuma Elish" as their proof. The findings in the seven tablets of the ancient Mesopotamia creation epic are similar in description to the Genesis account of creation. The "Enuma Elish" tells of the struggle between cosmic order and chaos. It describes the dark chaotic state of heaven and earth in its beginning and the order that follows, but that is as far as the similarity goes. After that point, the story takes a plot distinct from the Bible. Later in this article, we will show that the six days of creation prophesied of the Messiah and His mission on the earth.
What proof is there that Moses wrote the book of Genesis?
Certain terms used in Genesis prove that Moses and not anyone in prior ages wrote the book of Genesis. Moses used the name Yahweh and he mentions the seventh day-Sabbath (Ex. 16th chp.), clean animals (Gn. 7:2, 8; Lv. 11:47), and Gentiles nations (Gn. 10:5). No one except Israel had knowledge of these terms.
Yahweh Elohim established these practices with Israel in the Wilderness of Sinai, after they came out of Egyptian bondage in 1490 B.C. For example, the seventh day or Sabbath was instituted when Yahweh gave Israel manna to eat for six days, but on the seventh day He did not rain manna down from heaven (Ex. 16th Chapter). This was a day of rest.
Under the law, Yahweh divided the animals into clean and unclean and only the clean animals could be eaten and touched (Lv. 5:2, 7; 19-22). Now the world was not divided into Israelites and Gentiles until after Israel came out of Egypt.
Could anyone prior to Moses have written Genesis?
Anyone who wrote the book of Genesis, prior to Israels exodus out of the land of Egypt, could not have used the terms Sabbath, clean, nor Gentiles because they were not in existence before this time.
Throughout the book of Genesis Moses used the name Yahweh of Our Heavenly Father. Now no one prior to Moses knew this. If anyone else had written Genesis prior to Moses, they would have used the name El Shaddi (translated as God Almighty in some Bibles). Now Elohim told Moses the following: "And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Yahweh (translated as JEHOVAH in some Bibles) was I not known to them (Ex. 6:3)." Thus, the use of the true name in the Bible proves that Moses was the writer of Genesis.
What does the verse "In the beginning, God " mean?
Moses wrote: "In the beginning, Elohim (God) created the heaven and the earth (Gn. 1:1)." This is often interpreted as "in the beginning" of the actual creation, but this is incorrect. It should be read "in the beginning" of Moses vision (of creation), "Elohim created the heaven and earth." Now this is the only way the phrase "in the beginning" makes sense. The scriptures state that Elohim is the beginning of creation. No man could have been present in the realm of eternity when the Word or Son was created or formed (Col. 1:18; Rev. 1:8), nor when the physical creation was created.
Dr. Henry C. Kinley wrote: "Moses, having first seen Elohim (in the Vision) before He began to create, therefore, SAW the entire process of the CREATION. When he began to write, starting with the beginning of the VISION, he wrote: In the beginning Elohim created the HEAVEN AND THE EARTH (Gen. 1:1)."
Was the physical universe created in the realm of eternity?
This vision shown to Moses was not the actual creation, but a rerun of it. There was no man present in eternity when Elohim brought in the actual creation. It took place in eternity before time, space, energy, and matter were formed.
Moses pointed this out in the second chapter of Genesis where he stated the actual creation took place in the DAY singular, not DAYS plural. "These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Yahweh Elohim (LORD God) made the earth and the heavens (Gn. 2:4)."
The "day" referred to in this verse symbolizes eternity in which Elohim created heaven and earth. Now Isaiah wrote: "For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, (Isa. 57:15)."
Dr. Kinley wrote in his book: "Yahweh inhabits ETERNITY (Isa. 57:15), as indicated by His Super Incorporeal Form, WITHIN THE CLOUD, that covered Mount Sinai. Hence, the actual CREATION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH must emanate from Yahweh and TAKE PLACE IN THE REALM OF ETERNITY. Therefore, these created physical objects such as the Sun, Moon, Stars and other Planets function within the REALM OF ETERNITY and cause the REALM OF TIME TO EXIST (Elohim, the Archetypal (Original) Pattern of the Universe, Vol. 1, p. 38)."
What was Moses' account of creation?
Moses two trips into the fiery cloud atop Mt. Sinai for 40 days and nights (Ex. 24:18; 34:28) are the keys to understanding his account of the creation of heaven and earth. The first and second chapters of Genesis cover these two trips. Very few Bible commentaries mention what happened during these trips.
On the first trip into the mount for 40 days and nights, Exodus only mentions that Moses saw the pattern of the tabernacle in the mount (Ex. 24:16; 25:40), but on closer examination one can see the mystery of creation revealed there. It is quite obvious that many more things were revealed to Moses while he was in the mount. [Note for more details about the cloud see "The Cloud of Yahweh," in the September/October 1996 "PLIM REPORT." ]
What happened during Moses first 40 days atop Mt. Sinai?
Yahweh Elohim invited Moses and his minister Joshua into the mount to receive the law written on tables of stones (Ex. 24:1-2). In addition, 70 elders, Aaron, Nadad, and Abihu went up to the plateau of this mount where they saw the Elohim (God) of Israel (Ex. 24:9-10).
God appeared to these humans in a vision in the angelic or ghostly form of a man. Moses described His form as follows. "And they saw the Elohim (God) of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness (Ex. 24:10)."
After this, Moses and Joshua went into the fiery cloud for a period of 40 days and nights. It must be said here that this cloud represents a doorway into Spirit or the realm of eternity. Moses and Joshuas physical bodies were not taken into the realm, but they were momentarily translated into the Spirit realm, as Elijah was (2 Kgs. 2:11), where many things were revealed.
Moses saw Elohims ghost-like body transform into a fully furnished tabernacle. This showed that Elohims spiritual embodiment was the pattern of all things (Ex. 25:40; Heb. 8:5).
The Messiah fulfilled this in His ministry by taking Peter, James and John into Mt. Tabor (Mt. 17:1-9). He transfigured before them and revealed His light emitting body. When he produced the souls of Moses and John the Baptist, Peter said that they should build three tabernacles for each of them (the Messiah, Moses, and John).
When did Moses see creation?
During this first 40 days and nights that Moses was in the mount (Ex. 24:18), He mentioned the first six days that the cloud covered the mountain. "And the glory of Yahweh (the LORD) abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud (Ex. 24:16)." Clearly, Moses was in the cloud atop the mount for the entire 40 days and nights (Ex. 24:18).
Now here are some of the questions that may arise in respect to this verse.
What happened during the six days that Moses was in the mount?
Why were they even mentioned?
Why is there a mention of the seventh day?
Before these questions can be answered, one must understand that Israel's exodus took place before Moses saw Genesis.
Does the first chapter of Genesis explain the six days referred to in Exodus 24:16?
Dr. Henry C. Kinleys vision explained what happened during the period "the cloud covered it (the mount) six days (Ex. 24:16)." Moses was shown a vision of creation of heaven and earth. To prove this, one has to go no further than the first chapter of Genesis. It described what happens during each of these six days Moses was in the cloud.
In reality, the first chapter of Genesis should be incorporated into the book of Exodus because it explains what occurred each day during the 6 day period that this cloud covered the mount. So the first chapter of Genesis should be put in the verse (Ex. 24:16) after the semicolon. "And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: (Insert the whole 1st chapter of Genesis) and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud (Ex. 24:16)." This would explain the first six days of Moses vision atop Mt. Sinai. The seventh day will be explained in the next section.
What does the seventh day mean?
On the seventh day Elohim rested according to Moses vision atop Mt. Sinai. This compares with Elohim calling unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud (Ex. 24:16). So " the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud (Ex. 24:16)" is the same as the seventh day of creation which Moses said Elohim rested. "And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made (Gn. 2:2-3)."
Now the number seven in Hebrew theology represents perfection. Elohim demonstrated that the seventh day of creation was the completion and perfection of the creative process and a return back to rest or Sabbath as He was before the creative process began. This shows that Elohim, who is the Messiah, is the Alpha and the Omega (Rev. 1:8).
In humans, the creative process is the reproductive life. In women this begins with puberty and ends with menopause. Humans, made in the image and likeness of the Elohim, enter this world at rest before the reproduction process begins and then return to rest after the reproductive process ends.
It should be noted that the seven thunders that the angels uttered are the 7 days of creation that Moses wrote in Genesis (Rev. 10:3-5).
Now Elohim showed Moses all the inner workings of the tabernacle during the remaining 33 days he spent in the mount. Because of this vision he was able to make a physical copy when he left the mount. The 33 days correspond to the 33 years of the Messiahs life being the tabernacle or the temple of Elohim among Israel.
What happened during Moses second trip in the mount?
Now Yahweh Elohim told Moses to hew a second set of stone tables and return into the mount. Moses broke the first set of stone tablets that he brought out the mount because he became angry with Israel who in his absence had built a golden idol (Ex. 32th Chapter).
Moses went back up into the mount a second time and stayed 40 days and nights. The creation was shown to him again which he wrote in the second chapter of Genesis. He was also shown the remaining chapters of Genesis and the history of Israel down to his birth. Now this second chapter of Genesis consists of the following points.
Adam was made of the dust of earth and Elohim breathed into him the breathed of life (Gn. 2:7).
The garden of Eden contained both the Tree of Life and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and there were laws concerning them (Gn. 2:8-17);
The division of the sexes began when Eve was taken out of Adam (Gn. 2:21-25). It also showed that Adam and Eve were in perfect peace while they were in the garden.
Simply put, the second chapter of Genesis is a recapitulation of the first chapter with more detail that Moses did not include in the first chapter.
The remaining chapters of Genesis dealt with the generations of Adam to Noah, who closed out the first age by the flood and the formation of Israel beginning with Abraham to Joseph death in Egypt.
What do the six days symbolize?
Now the creation was showed to Moses for a reason in six days, in accordance to the tabernacle pattern, with Elohim resting on the Sabbath. Each one of the days has a symbolic meaning. They reveal the purpose of Elohim to mankind by prophesying of the birth of Messiah, His water baptism, death, burial and resurrection on the third day, and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Space is not available to examine all these days, but we will investigate a few.
What does the 1st day of creation mean?
On the 1st day of creation, there was a division between light called day and darkness called night. Clearly, Elohim is the division between light and darkness. It was the spirit of Elohim that supplied light to earth before the sun was created.
The Court Round About of the tabernacle represents darkness or the ignorance of Yahweh and His purpose where sacrifices were offered up and washed. The Holy Place of the tabernacle represents twilight, for the seven-branched golden candlestick gave light to this compartment all night. In the Most Holy Place there was light from the flashing of the Sheckinah in the cloud above the Ark of the Covenant.
In Egypt there was a division between light and darkness. Israel had light in their dwelling and the Egyptians had darkness in their houses (Ex. 10:21-23).
The Messiah divided the light from the darkness in His ministry (John 8:12, 9:5). Those that followed Him walked in spiritual light and those that refused His words walked in spiritual darkness.
Paul said the spiritual form of the Messiah appeared to him as light brighter than the noonday sun (Acts 9:15). This luminous vision expelled the darkness in Paul's mind regarding keeping the Law of Moses after Pentecost.
What do the 3rd , 4th , and 6th days of creation symbolize?
The 3rd day represents the seed of vegetation springing forth, as the sperm of man is buried into the womans womb and nine months later a baby resurrects. The Messiah fulfilled this by His death, burial, and resurrection on the third day. He was the first fruits to resurrect from the dead (I Cor. 15:20).
On the fourth day, the sun, moon and stars were put into the sky. The sun was the greater light to rule the day and the moon was the lesser light to rule the night. The moon was the Law of Moses that gave light to Israel until the coming of the Messiah (the sun or Son).
Now the 4th day of creation prophesied of the Messiah's birth for the greater light to rule the day (the sun) symbolized him. He was born 4,000 years after Adams spiritual death in the garden according to Professor James Usshers (1581-1656), biblical chronology of the Old Testament. Peter wrote 1 day = 1,000 years, so 4 days = 4,000 years (2 Pet. 3:8).
Finally, on the 6th day of Moses vision the man Adam was created along with the beasts of the field, which completes the creative process of creation.
How are the 6 days tied to the millennium theory?
These six days were used as a part of the millennium theory; 6 days = 6000 years, since 1 day = 1000 years. Many of the earliest Apostles believed that the creation would only exist 6,000 years. This was obtained from the book of Barnabas that was written about one or two hundred years after the Messiah. The book of Barnabas was not a part of the Christian Bible, but is quoted by many scholars and disciples of the Apostles.
From the book The Lost Books of the Bible (Bell publishing © 1979), Barnabas states the following about the 6 days of creation and the 6,000 years. "FURTHERMORE it is written concerning the Sabbath, in the Ten Commandments, which God spake in the Mount Sinai to Moses, face to face; Sanctify the Sabbath of the Lord with pure hands, and with a clean heart. And elsewhere be saith; 'If thy children shall keep my Sabbaths, then will I put my mercy upon them.' And even in the beginning of the creation he makes mention of the Sabbath. And God made in six days the works of his hands; and he finished them on the seventh day, and he rested the seventh day, and sanctified it.' Consider, my children, what that signifies, he finished them in six days. The meaning of it is this; that in six thousand years the Lord God will bring all things to an end. 'For with him one day is a thousand years; as himself testifieth, saying, Behold this day shall be as a thousand years. Therefore, children, in six days, that is, in six thousand years, shall all things be accomplished' (Chp. 13:1-5; p. 160-161)." [For more details of this see "Will the Messiah appear on or before the year 2000 A.D.?" in the May/June 1995 issue of the "PLIM REPORT."] Clearly, the Apostles saw these six days of creation as a calendar of time.
How does Yahweh create the physical universe?
Now Elohim is the Creator of heaven and earth or the universe in its totality. He created the physical substance called matter from a non-material substance "pure spirit" that existed in the realm of eternity before time existed. Simply put, Yahweh being pure spirit has the ability to transmute or materialize spontaneously into atoms forming physical matter in the realm of eternity (see illustration on p. 18).
Dr. Kinley wrote in his book the following about Yahwehs ability to transmute or move from one state and condition to another. "It was here in Mount Sinai that Yahweh (who, as already explained is Spirit) took on the super Incorporeal Form of a man (Ex. 24:10; Ezek. 1:26) and appeared to Moses in 'A VISION.' Thereafter, the transmutable part of Spirit (or the three-fold 'Godhead') was spontaneously transformed into the APPARENT ethereal Darkness and Chaotic physical SUBSTANCE which Moses SAW and recognized to be the 'Heaven and Earth' (Gen. 1:1)."
Using the tabernacle pattern will enable someone to conceptually understand how the universe was created from the Pure Spirit substance. Now there are three compartments in the tabernacle: Most Holy Place, the Holy Place, and the Court Round About which correspond to the three states of Spirit (see illustration on p. 19).
The Most Holy Place corresponds with Yahweh Pure Spirit, which is invisible and incomprehensible to all His creatures. The Pure Spirit State is likened unto the gaseous state of matter.
Pure Spirit in part transmuted into a second state of spirit, as gas moves to the liquid state. This second state is the angelic or incorporeal state, which can only be seen in visions or dreams and is symbolically represented by the liquid state of matter. The substance of this realm makes up the mans soul.
This second state of Spirit transmuted into physical matter. The third state is the lowest state of Spirit and corresponds to the solid state of matter. Thus, the properties of physical matter are reflective of the parent substance Pure Spirit Yahweh. For example, two invisible substances like Hydrogen and Oxygen can combine to form a liquid substance called water which can freeze into ice.
Now the mind-body connection also verifies this materialization process. Everyone knows that a thought in the mind, which is non-material, can materialize by a process that is not fully understood in the physical body as action. [For more details about the operation see "How did the Trinity Concept Develop?" which explains the Godhead or the so-called Trinity in the May/June 1994 issue of the "PLIM REPORT."]
According to Joseph Campbell's book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, it should be noted that most primitive cultures believed that all forms of creation proceeded out of a void of God that is unfathomable.
What are the philosophers theories about the formation of matter?
Philosophers, sages, mystics, etc., have all types of theories about how matter is formed. Here is a list of theories from the International Standard Bible Encylopaedia, Electronic Database Copyright (C) 1996 by Biblesoft). It states that: " some were materialistic as the Greeks namely (Democritus, Epicurus--believed matter was the concourse of atoms); some were demiurgic (Plato in Timaeusan eternal matter formed by a demiurge); some were emanational (Gnosticsresult of overflowing of fulness of divine life in "aeons"); some were dualistic (Parsism, Manicheismgood and evil principles in conflict); some imagined endless cyclesalternate production and destruction (Stoics, Buddhist kalpas); many were pantheistic (Spinozaan eternal substance, its "attributes" necessarily determined in their modes; Hegel, absolute spirit, evolving by logical necessity)." Theories about the formation of matter are just as uncertain as researcher's ability to time the event.
Why can't science determine the age of creation?
Science has a major problem in determining the age of the universe. Researchers say the earth is about 4.5 billion years old, but according to Bible chronology it is a little over 6,000 years old. The problem in time arises because physical matter is Spirit materialized or in another state and no one can determine the age of Spirit.
Second, when the creation came into existence, science does not understand that there was no physical developmental or evolvement process. What this means is that when the creation came into existence, it was completely mature and developed. For example, when the man Adam was created, he was fully-grown. This means that Adam did not grow up from a baby nor did he have any preexisting physical parents.
If one were to have examined Adam in the Garden of Eden and guessed his age, one would say that he was 30 or 40 years old. In reality, the man was just created; so what age would you put on him. Even Adams DNA would be the age of a mature man, although He was just created by Elohim. All the trees and plants would also reflect that they were fully matured.
In many of the Messiahs miracles He demonstrated that Spirit could regrow and make whole a mans hand that was withered. So no method or instruments can determine the age of creation.
Can you calculate an angel's age?
Angels can appear as flesh and blood humans. How old are they (Gn. 18:1-2)? Are they the age of the body they assume or are they ageless, eternal spirit creatures projecting a human form. The same analogy can be seen when Moses' rod transformed into a snake (ex. 4:2-5). How old would a biologist claim the snake was when moments before, the snake had been a rod. (See "Were the Seven Continents Ever One Land Mass?" p. 4, in the "Spiritual and Psychological Highlights" section of the November/December 1996 issue and the subtitle "Does the physical birth of a child correlate with the birth of the universe?" in the Science Vs Religion," p. 32 in the July/August 1995 issue of the "PLIM REPORT.")
Clearly, no one knows how old the universe is. Paul writes the following about the creation of the universe. "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of Elohim (God), so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear (Heb 11:3)." Simply put, science will never observe the original substance of the universe.
Why didnt Moses write about dinosaurs?
It is clear from Moses account of creation in the book Genesis that there is no mention of dinosaurs. Since archaeologists and paleontologists have found these creatures bones in their diggings throughout the world, the researchers have proven that dinosaurs did exist. The obvious question to ask: is why didnt Moses mention anything about dinosaurs in his vision of creation. Some say they are included as the beasts of the field that Elohim created (Gn. 1:26-27)
Elohim showed Moses a vision of the world as he knew it to be in his time. Clearly, it would have been impossible to show Moses every form of life that Elohim created on earth, for Moses would not have understood. Simply put, man is the product of his own culture and Yahweh uses this to bring him up to the Spirit. Elohim used symbols and animals that Moses was familiar with to show him how the heaven and earth were created.
[NOTE: There are several instances in the Bible where Yahweh did show the prophets images outside of their cultural understanding. As would be expected, they described these unfamiliar scenes in terms of their culture. For example, Ezekiel saw a wheel within a wheel and flaming chariots lifted up in a whirlwind. Daniel saw a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible with great iron teeth and stamping feet. John saw a woman riding a beast with seven heads and ten horns and the beast burning the woman. The prophets did not understand the visions when they saw them and they are still a mystery today.]
Dr. Kinley wrote the following about Elohim speaking and dealing with the parent mass of chaos in the beginning. "After the dawn of Cosmic Light and from within this great CHAOTIC MASS Moses SAW" Elohim systematically create the HEAVEN and EARTH with its vegetable and animal kingdoms as Moses knew them before, and as we now know them (Vol. 1; p. 39)."
Usually when Elohim shows man a vision, he uses familiar symbols of his culture to convey the message. Because Moses world existed after the flood, Elohim did not reveal to him the species of animals lost in the flood.
Now the current accepted theory regarding the disappearance of the dinosaurs is that a meteor or comet hit earth and destroyed all life on the earth some 35 millions ago.
Was Moses account of creation meant to be a scientific one?
The Genesis account of creation was never intended to be a scientific explanation of creation nor was it intended to be a complete history of mankind and a catalogue of all the animals Elohim created. One has to understand that it would have been impossible to write all the things that Moses saw Elohim do. When the Messiah resurrected, He showed His disciples many signs that John said could not be written in a book (Jn. 20:30).
The primary purpose of Genesis was to reveal how Elohim created the creation which reveals the purpose of Yahweh to mankind using a specific people as a model. The creation also shows how Elohim is able to transmute Spirit into the physical.
Now mankind has taken Moses account of creation literally as they do the rest of the scriptures, which causes an enormous amount of confusion.
It is hoped that the reader understands the Genesis account of creation was a vision showed to Moses atop mount Sinai after Israel came out of the land of Egypt 1490 years before the Messiah's birth. Moses did not see the actual creation, which had already taken place in the realm of eternity before time began.
Also Genesis was written to convey spiritual principles about Yahweh Elohim and His purpose; it was not a written scientific explanation of creation. Not only does Genesis not mention dinosaurs, neither does it mention the seven continents or the American Indians. The people of this era did not have this understanding.
Now the principle that Genesis reveals is creation moving from a dark and chaotic state to a state of light and order. In fact this is the pattern of all things. Now the Messiah brings us out of spiritual chaos and darkness into an illuminated understanding about our creator. Hence, we are the new creature or the Genesis in this creation awaiting the next new heaven and Earth State that is to come (Rev. 21:1-5). (See "New Heaven and New Earth" in the January/February 1997 issue of the "PLIM REPORT.")
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