Creation Week 1

Our Beginning

          2 – Gen 1:1 In the beginning God
created the heaven and the earth.  That
is ten words in English and seven words in Hebrew.  Seven in the number of perfection or
completion.  Ten is the number of the
Gentiles. Just to give you some proof of that, there are ten generations
between Adam and the flood and of course there were no Jews before the flood so
they are all categorized as Gentiles. 

There are ten plaques on Egypt.  There are ten Canaanite nations, Gen. 15:18,
even though it mentions 7 of them in in the books of Exodus and
Deuteronomy.  There were ten prophecies
from Jeremiah against the gentiles. 
There were 10 burdens from Isaiah aimed at the nations.  The number 10 has to do with the
Gentiles.  The number 7 has to do with
perfection.  The Word of God is perfect
and it goes out to all the Gentiles, eventually; it took it 4,000 years but,
eventually it did.

If you ever get a chance to study numerics or numbers of the Bible I would highly recommend it. It is an amazing study.  The Word of God is a mathematical marvel.  Every verse in the Bible, in both Hebrew and Greek, is based on numerics.  Every word has a numeric value.  Hebrew and Greek do not have numerals like in English.

The letters of their alphabet each have a
numeric value and if they want to write a number, they just write out a series
of letters just like Latin.  Therefore,
every word has a value.  Every letter has
a numeric value therefore; every verse will have a value.  Every chapter will have a value and it will
just boggle your mind to study through it.

A Russian wrote a book on the numerics of
the Bible and throughout the course of his study, he wrote over 45,000 pages
documenting different verses and chapters. 
Now we just read chapter 1 verse 1, and let’s take a look at those seven
Hebrew words in light of their numerical value. 
I’d like to give you a synopsis or overview of what I am talking
about.  3

Here is that same verse written in
Hebrew.  Those of us who only know
English would have a very difficult time reading this.  First of all you don’ read Hebrew from left
to right as you do in English, but you read it from right to left. 

          Now
think about this.  Written in English it
has 10 words.  And in English it is given
to the gentiles.  In Hebrew it is 7
words, meaning the foundation of God’s Word, and it can mean perfect or
complete, which the Word of God is.  In
Hebrew the number 4 means creation.  These
words you are looking at in the Hebrew have 28 letters, or 4×7, at creation it
was the foundation. 

Now the subject of that verse contains 14
letters, 2 x 7, or a union between God and the Word.  Remember the Book of John where it says in
the beginning was the Word? 

In Hebrew God is the third word which
means Trinity.  In other words the
Trinity was in the beginning which wipes out many false religions.  And in English God is the fourth word, 4 plus
6 or the number of man which means His Word to mankind.  Now I’ve only given you one verse, imagine
45,000 pages where all the numbers by each letter, verse, chapter, and book,
match perfectly.  That in itself proves,
numbers alone prove the authority of the Word of God.  Maybe now that will help you see why we are
not to add to or take away from the Word of God.  Because in the original Hebrew and Greek it
meant something. Each letter had a value. 
The Gentiles are good at messing up value.

Philosophies and Religions

4 – Now let’s look
a while at different philosophies and religions.  The reason that we want to do that is because
it will help us understand how many of these false beliefs came about in our
witnessing, and it will help us to show others how God’s Word can disprove or
refute a false belief.  We have to know
how to stand against false beliefs in order to be a better witness.  It is all for God’s glory and the up building
of His kingdom.

Did you know that Gen. 1:1 shoots down all
the major philosophies and religions of humanity?  I am going to give those to you and I want
you to know them.  There are 8 major
philosophies and religions of man.  They
are all refuted by the very first verse in the Bible.  If you had no Bible, but had Genesis 1:1, you
could obliterate all man-made religions and man-made philosophies on the
spot. 

God gives us a warning and that is
why we need to know these things.  Look
at Col 2:8 Beware
lest any man spoil (now spoil is used in the sense of a military term, you get
conquered and the enemy takes your possessions) you through philosophy and vain
deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not
after Christ.  If we are not going to be
spoiled by tradition and philosophies of men, then we need to know these things
so we do not get caught by them.  Let’s
look at the eight major philosophies and religions and how they relate to
Genesis 1:1. 

Atheism

          5
– Atheism.  It says ‘in the beginning
God’, this denies Atheism.  If there is a
God, then, there is no such thing as atheism in spite of the fact that much of
the world’s population calls themselves atheists.  All of Russia claims to be atheist and a lot
of Americans claim to be atheist.  The
act that the Bible says, ‘God’ immediately washes out atheism.

          I had to share this verse with an atheist one time:  Psa 14:1 The
fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they
have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.  Well that is no problem with us:  we know that there is a God.  Even we Christians deny the existence of God
by the way we act sometimes and the way we talk. 

          Tit 1:16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him,
being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.  Mat 3:8 Bring
forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

          If we have repented of our sins and come to know the Lord
as our Savior, we know there is a God then we ought to live like it and we
ought to act like it instead of acting atheistic a lot of times. 

Polytheism

          6
– Polytheism.  The word God is singular
so that denies Polytheism.  Polytheism
means multi-gods.  What does that do away
with?  It does away with the following:

          All mythology including Greek, Roman, and Egyptian.  All eastern religions including Hinduism –
(belief in many gods and when you die you might turn into a Cow), Brahmanism –
(first used in 1816, orthodox Hinduism adhering to the pantheism of the Vedas
and to the ancient sacrifices and family ceremonies) simplified – everything is
God, Zen Buddhism – (Zen means meditation, started in China 15 centuries ago,
9.6 million in Japan today, everyone has the Budda nature but has clouded
ignorance.)

          All these things have multi-gods.  It also does away with Roman
Catholicism.  Anybody you can pray to,
and can answer you prayers is a god.  So,
whenever people are doing your Hail Mary’s and prayers to Saint Jude, those are
gods.  It also does away with Mormonism,
which believes all of God’s children are going to become gods one day.  (Donny and Marie Osmond are Mormons).

          Again, we Christians fall into this trap sometimes, we bow down
to other gods.  That is why God said in 7 – Exo
20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  Paul said, in 1Co 8:5 For
though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there
be gods many, and lords many,)

1Co 8:6 But to
us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and
we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by
him. 

          8
– Gal 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which
by nature are no gods.  The nature of God
is (go over meanings)
omnipotent (unlimited authority), omnipresent (in all places at all times),
omniscient (unlimited knowledge), immutable (not capable of changing) and all
these things.  9 – No other god has that kind of
nature. 

          So, there is only one real God.  10 – Jam 2:19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils
also believe, and tremble.

So it
denies atheism, it denies polytheism. 
Now we go to Evolution.

Evolution

11 – Evolution.  God ‘created’ which denies Evolution, which
is a religion.   It denies
evolution.  The Bible says everything
brings forth after its kind.  There are
two kinds of evolution:

Secular evolution –
which is what is taught in the public schools and science books, and is
Darwin’s theory, which eliminates God entirely.

Theistic evolution –
which is the same thing but is accepted by Christians. Christians modify it
simply by God created an ‘amoeba’ or single cell and put everything in it that
it needed to mutate and divide and become man. 
Well, if He did that are we the stopping point?  Isn’t there something beyond us?  Well, that is called theistic evolution and
of course it is heresy.

          There is no evolution at all.  There was no evolution at the first birth and
there is no evolution at the second birth. 
You didn’t get here by a process of steps upward, physically, nor do you
get into God’s Kingdom by a process of stepping upward spiritually.  It is instantaneous after its kind and it is
not a process at all.  So the new
creation is not evolutionary any more than the first creation was.  Eph 2:10 For we
are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath
before ordained that we should walk in them.

Pantheism

          12
– Pantheism.  It says in the Bible ‘God
created heaven and earth’.  This denies
Pantheism.  Pantheism is the belief that God
and creation are the same.  God is the
creation, consequently, you are God, and the chair you are sitting on is
God.  The table you are at is God.  God and His creation are the same.  This is also found in what is called
Christian Science, founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866.

          It is also found in a religious organization called ‘Unity’,
founded in 1889 by Charles Fillmore, which teaches that you don’t look at sin,
but you only look for the good in people. 
They teach that each person is sacred and each person is worthy.  They teach that through self, self-consciousness
you can reach the highest level. 

          The bible does not teach this.  We were born with a sin nature and we are as
filthy rags apart from Christ.     

Hinduism

          And then Brahmanism which is orthodox Hinduism established
in 1816.

          I want you to notice something from Genesis 1:1: the fact
that it says ‘God created the heaven and the earth’, proves that God is
separate from His creation and not part of it all.  He is entirely separate from it.  There is no such thing as a spark of divinity
in the creation.  These beliefs say that
‘There is good in every man, there is a spark of divinity in every
person.’  That is not true at all.  So, the universe is not God, in fact God
says, ‘I fill heaven and earth.’

          The reason I am sharing these things with you is because I
want you to see the overall picture of how humanity lines up with the things of
God and how over time man has corrupted God’s Word.  Man has always since the time of Adam and
Eve, corrupted through sin what God created. 

          13
– Now let’s look at the philosophy of materialism or the eternity of
matter.  It is amazing how many ways that
mankind can distort and warp the scriptures. 
I even found that on a local level in the soul-winning booth.  People come to me with their own man-made
beliefs and doctrines, some of which I have no idea where they got their
information to begin with. 

          This is the reason you have heard me in times past say how
important it is to stay in the Authorized King James Bible and don’t deviate
into some other word or Bible that has been added to or taken away from.  If we stick with the truth we won’t go wrong.

          If you notice there was a time frame there where many of
these false doctrines and beliefs came from, in the 1800’s.  Many people either followed the wrong line of
text, or they simply added their personal beliefs to suit their lifestyle.  The day we’re living in, especially within
the church, people still try that.  They
have a desire to satisfy their own flesh, they have a desire to try to mold the
church to try and fit their lifestyle. 

          This study we will be going through is an extensive study
of Creation and that takes time. 
Why?  Because we need to see and
understand all these different beliefs, and then see what the truth says, and
it will help us see the importance of God’s Word, which can strengthen our
foundation and help us to be the kind of church God wants us to be.  Too many churches across this nation have a
form and a fashion of entertainment and social club meetings, and have strayed
from the fundamentals of the faith.  We
need a thorough understanding of God’s Word. 
And the only way we can do that is to be here and here the Word.

Theories

          Now, back to the lesson on the philosophy of materialism
and or the eternity of matter.  The bible
says ‘In the beginning’ which denies all of that.  This is the false belief here: ‘Things have
continued as they were since the fathers fell asleep’, and I’ll show you where
that come from later, or ‘whatever is always has been.’  There are several of these theories found in
science books.

          Hoyle’s Steady State Theory is the idea that the universe
has always been here, and it is forever receding (or growing smaller) outward
and as it recedes it creates new matter. 

The
theory of the oscillating universe is that it was once a huge atom-mass and it
heated up and it spread out until the gravity began to pull it back.  Then, it collapsed back in on itself until it
came back together.  It superheated up
again and then exploded again.  This has
been going on forever, and we are in the middle of one of those processes

Eternity
of Matter, which is called materialism (Gen 1:1 denies this)

The
Greek philosophers taught that matter was eternal it had always been there.

Do you
see that page right there?  Take a good
look at it, because it is all “hogwash.”

Now
for some Biblical truth.  14 –  2Pe 3:4 And
saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep,
all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

2Pe 3:5
For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God
the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the
water:

Not
only do they not continue as they were, but the day is coming when they will
all melt with fervent heat.  Only God was
in the beginning and in the beginning God. 

The Word

Joh 1:1 In the
beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  1Jo 1:1 That
which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our
eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of
life;

It
is talking about Jesus, from the beginning.

15 – 1Jo 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.  Only God was back in the beginning.  So materialism is completely out the window.  Now we fall into that trap, too.  Sometimes, we live for this temporary creation instead of for the eternal creator.

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