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The earth
had become
waste and empty. God did
not create it waste and empty, or in a state of decay. God
is not the author of confusion (I Cor. 14:33). This same
Hebrew word-tohu-meaning waste and empty, was
inspired in Isaiah 45:18, where it is translated "in vain."
Using the original Hebrew word, as originally inspired,
it reads: "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 [tohu],
he formed it to be inhabited."
Continue now with the remainder of verse 2 of
Genesis 1 (the earth had become chaotic, waste and
empty): "And darkness was upon the face of the deep
[the ocean or fluid surface of the earth]. And the Spirit
of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God
said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God
saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light
from the darkness" (verses 2-4).
Satan is the author of darkness. The rebellion of
the angels had caused the darkness. God is the author of
light and truth. Light displays and enhances beauty,
and also exposes evil. Darkness hides both.
The verses that follow in this first chapter of the
Bible describe the renewing of the face of the earth,
yielding beautiful lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, vegeta–
tion-then the creation of fish and fowl, animal life, and
finally man.
The Great Lucifer
But first, before coming to man, we need to fill in the
prehistory portion.
How did this sin of the angels come to take place?
How did it start?
Remember, God the Creator
and enhances what he creates by his government. What