A Pauline Narrative of Beginnings

Genesis 1:1–4 – (vs 1) “without shape or form,” these two Hebrew words always denote judgment; (vs 2) “darkness over the deep sea,” water covered what God previously created, water represents judgment (baptism), is represents a change of identity; (vs 3) “Let there be light,” The light is good, it’s completely and utterly separated from darkness.

Genesis 1:14–16, 18 – “Lights in the sky to separate day and night,” “two great lights, the larger to rule over the day and the smaller to rule over the night.” The sun is mentioned here in vs 16, what is being spoken about, then, in vs 4? Day and Night are illustrations signifying two wholly differing worldviews. “God saw how good it was” to separate the light from the darkness.

Genesis 1:26–27 – “Let us make humanity in our image to resemble us,” “God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them;” God’s worldview, built to express God’s worldview, built as 100% equals, both needed to express the fullness of God and God’s worldview.

Genesis 2:1–9 – (vs 1) “The heavens and the earth were completed,” (vs 4) “On the day God made earth and heaven (sky);” Source Theology? Gap Theory? God made a male and then made Eden (vs 7 and 8), and then made a female (vs 21–23).

Genesis 2:15–18 – “Eat from all the trees, but don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” God’s worldview; anything else is not just a contrary, but a counterfeit worldview; when they do contrary to God’s worldview (Gen. 3:1–7) a contrary worldview is created; a counterfeit religion is created.

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