Genesis C3001 - Tony's Odds & Ends

School of Ministry
Tony Germain
Chuck Smith C3000 Series/Gen. 1:1-12/C3001
October 5th 2011
Textual Observation:
The first statement of the Bible, “In the Beginning God…” (Vs. 1), The condition of the earth
before creation (Vs. 2), The first day of creation, God created Day and Night (Vss. 3-5), The
second day of creation, God created a vaporous atmosphere above the waters (Vss. 6-8), The
third day of creation, God divided the waters from dry land and brought forth vegetation to
cover the earth (Vss. 9-12).
The word Genesis means “beginning”. So how long ago was that? The bible is not clear on
this however it does make clear that God in fact created from materials non-existent one
moment, then brought into being the next to form both spirit and matter the next. It would be
from this first canvass of creation that God would later make, form and mold the details of
creation as we have come to know it.
It would be at the beginning of this creation that time was introduced into the atmosphere of
the eternal. How do we view this today? Do we take a literal view of 7 to 9 thousand years as a
starting point of creation? Or do we believe in the popular theory of evolution? How reliable is
the theory of evolution? Do we believe the simple and ever steady word of God concerning
creation and apply trust? Or do we place our trust in the ever complex and changing ideas of
evolution? Where the world delves into the ever restless and tumultuous ideas and motives
behind evolution, God grants the surest comfort and confidence to those who take God at His
word. To have a growing understanding of creation is a wonderful
thing. By it we receive some detail about the person and character
or God. (Psalm 19:1-3) As we look into the night sky, we see the
declarations of the glory of God, they speak of the expanse and
seeming endlessness of creation. Without regard to a person’s
Psalms 19:1-3 (KJV)
1 The heavens declare the
glory of God; and the
firmament sheweth his
handywork. 2 Day unto day
uttereth speech, and night
unto night sheweth
knowledge. 3 There is no
speech nor language, where
their voice is not heard.
language, nature speaks in ever widening detail of the purposes
God has set in nature.
The Book of Job, chapters 38 & 39 offer a great view of some
details God has placed within creation. To view creation as a simple
act would be to have a very short sighted view of God. This was the
case with Job. The whole purpose of creation is to glorify God.
(Psalm 145:10-13)
Psalms 145:10-13 (KJV)
10 All thy works shall praise
thee, O LORD; and thy saints
shall bless thee. 11 They shall
speak of the glory of thy
kingdom, and talk of thy
power; 12 To make known to
the sons of men his mighty
acts, and the glorious majesty
of his kingdom. 13 Thy kingdom
is an everlasting kingdom, and
thy dominion endureth
throughout all generations.
As a believer, who is actively seeking to know God far better, it is
a great comfort to know the stability of the platform on which I can
base a trusting faith upon. The primary bases of that platform is the
person of God Himself… “In the beginning, God!…” It is God’s work
Psalms 124:8 (KJV)
Our help is in the name of the
LORD, who made heaven and
from beginning to end, upon which He has given me to trust in.
The idea of the GAP Theory does help me understand the place of angel’s, the rebellion of
Lucifer and the initial creation account of the spirit hovering over a darkened and void planet
called earth. Isaiah 14:12-15 speaks of this rebellion by Lucifer. Jesus speaking, in Luke 10:18,
"I saw Satan fall like lightning from
"How you are fallen from
heaven, O Lucifer, son of the
morning! How you are cut
down to the ground, You who
weakened the nations! 13 For
you have said in your heart: 'I
will ascend into heaven, I will
exalt my throne above the
stars of God; I will also sit on
the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the
north; 14 I will ascend above
the heights of the clouds, I will
be like the Most High.' 15 Yet
you shall be brought down to
Sheol, To the lowest depths of
the Pit.
heaven”. While Rev. 12:7-9 speaks of
the violence of the spiritual battle being
waged even at this moment today. All
conflicts today can find their source and
intent in this spiritual battle that has
plagued mankind from the time sin
Revelation 12:7-9 (NKJV)
7 And war broke out in heaven:
Michael and his angels fought
with the dragon; and the
dragon and his angels fought, 8
but they did not prevail, nor
was a place found for them in
heaven any longer. 9 So the
great dragon was cast out,
that serpent of old, called the
Devil and Satan, who deceives
the whole world; he was cast
to the earth, and his angels
were cast out with him.
entered into the picture of history.
Ezekiel 28:11-19
gives more detail of
the event of the fall
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 12 "Son of man, take up a lamentation for
the king of Tyre, and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord God: "You were the seal of perfection, Full
of wisdom and perfect in beauty. 13 You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone
was your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire,
turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared
for you on the day you were created. 14 "You were the anointed cherub who covers; I
established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the
midst of fiery stones. 15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till
iniquity was found in you. 16 "By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence
within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God;
And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones. 17 "Your heart was
lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I
cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you. 18 "You defiled
your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I
brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the
sight of all who saw you. 19 All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You
have become a horror, And shall be no more forever." ' "
of Lucifer and how
he accomplished
that event.