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Mystery of Angels and Evil Spirits
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of a perfect, if unfinished earth, glorious and beautiful.
Verse 2 reveals the result of the sin of the angels.
"And the earth was [became] without form, and
void." The words "without form, and void" are
translated from the Hebrew
tohu
and
bohu.
A better
translation is "waste and empty" or "chaotic, in
confusion and in a state of decay." The word
was
is
elsewhere in Genesis also translated
became,
as in
Genesis 19:26. In other words, the earth, originally
created perfect and beautiful, had now become chaotic,
waste and empty, like our moon, except earth's surface
was covered with water.
David was inspired to reveal how God renewed the
face of the earth: "Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they
are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth"
(Ps. 104:30).
A Surprising Truth
Now another surprise for most readers. Here is another
bit of the missing dimension in knowledge, actually
revealed in the Bible, but unrecognized by religion, by
science and by higher education.
From verse 2 of Genesis 1 on, the remainder of this
first chapter of the Bible is
not
describing the original
creation of the earth. But it
is
describing a renewing of
the face of the earth, after it had become waste and
empty as a result of the sin of the angels.
What is described from verse 2 on, in the supposed
creation chapter of the Bible, did occur, according to the
Bible, approximately 6,000 years ago. But that could
have been millions or trillions of years after the actual
creation of the earth described in verse 1!
I will comment later on the length of time it might
have taken before all earth's angels turned to
rebellion.
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