Academic journal article Jewish Bible Quarterly

Thoughts on Creation

Academic journal article Jewish Bible Quarterly

Thoughts on Creation

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I am a Creationist. Not in the sense of the most common usage of that term but in my own particular way of using the word. I believe that at the very moment of Creation all of the laws of physics and chemistry were created by God, even though at that moment they were not all ready to function. In Genesis 1:3, the Torah states And God said 'Let there be light'. This was not light as we presently know it. A more accurate word to describe that creation is energy.

This light/energy immediately began to convert/evolve into the smallest subatomic particles which, over time, coalesced by accretive steps until the first element, hydrogen, came in to being. This was the first step toward the creation of the larger elements. As the larger elements formed, God's physical laws were able to become operative. After all, you could not have water until oxygen came into being. Once it did, the formation of water could occur; both hydrogen and oxygen were now available to make water.

The light we see today is not the light/energy of Creation. Today's light came into being on the fourth day of Creation when, as recorded in Genesis 1:14 through 1:19, God made the both the greater and the lesser lights which today illuminate our world. Even though these lights did not exist on days one through three, their existence was evolved by God from all that went on before.

How this was done, we don't know. The technical aspects God used in the creative process is something we will very likely never know. All we can be sure of is that God's methodology was based on the same physical laws that God made at the moment of creation. Science tells us that life on earth was created in a particular order. …

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