The creation

        Who wants to talk about Genesis!!!

        I hope you are all having a marvelous Monday. If you’re not then I hope this chat will change your mood. Monday is the day when parents go back to work, kids go back to school (not right now but soon), and just over all a start to a new week. What better way to start the week with a refresher on the start of everything. Allow me to talk about what Genesis is, and the six days of creation.

    Genesis is the very first book of the holy bible. It starts off with the creation of the world, about the first ever sin committed, the blood lines that end up creating pacts with God himself. It is a highly condensed History book about humanity’s relationship with God. According to the NRVS Catholic Bible (New Revised Standard Version), “The narrative is an accumulation of oral traditions told from generation to generation over centuries about the dependence of all things on God and about humanity’s purpose and destiny as creators made in the image and likeness of God.” Genesis can be decided into four main divisions; The creation (1.1-11); the story of Abraham (12.1-25.18); The stories of Jacob (25.19-36.48); and the story of Joseph (37.1-50.26). It would definitely be a lot to cram into one blog all of Genesis so lets talk about the six days of creation for now. 
        Day 1: The heavens and the earth was formed. I want you to try to imagine a “formless void and darkness covering the face of the deep.” That was earth when God first created it, scary no? God then said “Let there be light” and there was, God saw that the light was good, and God separated the light from the darkness. The light was called day, and the darkness was called night. There was evening and morning. End of first day. 

    The phrasing in this passage is quite interesting, it doesn’t say, God created light. It says, God said let there be light. God isn’t slaving away to make light, or working to created this beautiful thing. Instead he commands the universe to let there be light, and he will continue to command in the following days. God isn’t in the universe, he is so above it that with a simple command he can alter it as he wishes. Let’s continue.

        Day 2: God said, “Let there be a dome in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from above and the waters below.” God called the dome Sky. There was evening and there was morning. End of second day. 

        Day 3: On the 3rd day God grouped the waters to create seas, and dry land appeared in its place, the lands were called earth. God then said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation; plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.” So it was, and God saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning. End of third day.

        Day 4: Day 4 of the creation God made lights to separate the day and night. More specifically, he made the sun and the moon. These lights were for signs, for seasons, and for days and years. The greater light (the sun) was for the day, the lesser light (the moon) was for the night. God put these lights in the sky and saw that they were good. There was evening and there was morning. End of fourth day. 

        Day 5: All sea creatures and winged creatures were created to swarm the sea and the sky. God blessed these creatures by saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” There was evening and there was morning. End of firth day.

        Day 6: On the sixth day God created living creatures of every kind. Every cattle and creeping things, and every sort of wild animal. Got then said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon earth. God made humankind to be fruitful and multiply. To take dominion over every sea, air, and land animal. Every plant and every fruit that he had created would be for humankind to dominate. He saw that it was good. There was evening and there was morning. 

        Day 7: On the seventh day God rested. He took a step back to witness everything that he made, he saw that it was good and blessed the seventh day. Amen


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