By: Robert Serreyn
Question? can you put Genesis V1 and V2 in simple terms?
(Genesis 1:1,2) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (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.
Answer: sure I will try, here it is…
V1 is DESCRIBING the creation of the ORIGINAL EARTH.
V2 describes WHAT HAPPENED to that original creation.
– In V2 the very first “AND” is the Hebrew word “WAW” and it SHOULD HAVE been translated as the DEJUNCTIVE (Non Connecting) word “BUT” instead of the Conjunctive word “AND” as it is in our english bibles.
– Again in V2 the very first “WAS” is the Hebrew word “HAYAH” and it also SHOULD HAVE been translated as “BECAME” or “HAD BECOME” instead of the word WAS.
V1 & 2 SHOULD READ as follows…
(1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (2) BUT the earth BECAME / HAD BECOME 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.
By putting in the CORRECT TRANSLATED words, then, V2 AGREES WITH Isaiah 45:18 and Jeremiah 4:23…
(Isaiah 45:18) For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, (Not Without Form and Void) he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
(Jeremiah 4:23) I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void (it BECAME or HAD BECOME that way); and the heavens, and they had no light.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH