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“Exploring Genesis 1:1-2”

I lived on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico, where I am from. I drove through the impressive Alaska Highway and, live in Alaska for 7 years. I have seen natural beauty. However, I have never seen anything like the Grand Canyon. One of the first things you are told is that at the Grand Canyon you can see that the earth is billions and billions of years. As a believer, I have never taken a strong position on this matter regarding the earth’s age. In my mind, I was convinced that the earth was made in 6 days as Genesis tells us and that, perhaps, there was a gap between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. 

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2 (NASB1995)

As you can see in verse one, God created the heavens and the earth, but verse two gives us the impression that something went wrong. As I returned home from my visit to the Grand Canyon, I searched for documentaries and ran into all kinds of ideas. As always, when I listen to a man about a particular topic I am not interested in the man’s opinion, but I eagerly look forward to the Scripture to confirm their position. In other words, people can say all kinds of stuff, I want to see the Chapter and the Verse. 

To be continued…

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