Sunday, August 5, 2012
Genesis 1: 2
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
As we go through the rest of the chapter we will be told the evolution of the creation of the universe. Yes I said evolution. Things do change over time in the universe. I am not here talking about any sort of Darwinian evolution however. Darwinian evolution is irreconcilable with Christianity in general and is totally inconsistent with the Holy Bible in its specifics.
Verse two gives us a murky general idea as to what creation was like in this early stage of the process and it did not look like much. It had no form and contained nothing substantial. Yet, I believe it would have been a very exciting / suspenseful time to witness; God’s Spirit moving over the face of the waters.
It is impossible for us to know now of what these waters consisted. Dr. Russell Humphreys contends, in his book “Starlight and Time” that these waters might have been actual water. I recommend you read his book for a better understanding of this claim. Could be “the waters” refers to the recently discovered Higgs field the description of which is consistent with both a void and a fluid of sorts. The size and scope of the formless deep is not revealed. Why? I don’t know but I contend the size and scope of the universe at this time are irrelevant. I think suffice to say that the formless deep void of the waters or Higgs field formed the elementary basis for what would come next. That it had some size is evident and that it would become much larger will soon be evident.How long did the Spirit move on the face? Was the Spirit performing any task at this time or was the Spirit just building intensity for the tasks ahead? I am only sure of one thing at this point; Jesus was there! John 1: 1 – 3 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made.”