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1 Genesis: Beginnings Picture taken from Microsoft PowerPoint program

2 Archetypal Settings Common archetypal setting details include:
A universe of opposites. A landscape that emerges from watery chaos. A circle that represents completion A great tree that connects the realms of heaven and earth. Picture taken from Microsoft PowerPoint program

3 Genesis: Beginnings Definition of Creation: to make something out of nothing Author: Moses (he also wrote Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy—known as the Pentateuch) Beginning of the world set by Biblical scholars is around 6,000 years old Length of creation: 7 days --The Hebrew word used for each day is Yom which refers to a 24 hour day,not any other length of time

NOT NOT GOD SON HOLY SPIRIT NOT Picture taken from Microsoft PowerPoint program


6 THE GAP THEORY A.    The Gap Theory: This states that there is a gap in time between verse 1 and verse 2: “In the beginning, God created the Heaven and the Earth. And the earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep.” 1.      During this gap in time, the theory is that the fall of Lucifer happened. 2.    Because of the battle fought, the earth was destroyed and God had to start all over again. Some say that Satan ruled another race of man on earth before the fall, but there are no records of them at all, even in the fossil record. 3.      This is also another way that people try to explain the age of the earth, for the gap could have taken a very long time and that is when the earth aged. “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!…For thou has said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” Isaiah 14: 12-15


8 DAY ONE: Darkness already existed, so it didn’t need to be created.
God spoke light into existence. He then divided the light from the darkness. He called the light Day and the darkness Night, creating the first evening and morning. Where did the light come from? Some people believe that the sun and moon were already created and a mist or vapor covered them until they were revealed later in the creation.


10 DAY TWO: God created the firmament, or sky, and separated the water below from the water above. God named the firmament Heaven. THE CANOPY THEORY: This states that on Day 2, God created a canopy in the sky to hold back the waters that he placed in the heavens. 1.      This canopy was the reason there was no rain before the flood. There was only a heavy dew. (see chapter 2) 2.      When the flood happened in 1656, the canopy broke open and met with the water released from the deep, explaining the fossil record which records fish being fossilized in the middle of swimming. The impact imbedded many of them into rocks for us to find later.


12 DAY THREE: God commanded that the dry land appear from the waters.
God named the dry land Earth and the rest of the waters Seas. God created the grass and all the plants, including trees. Anything that produced seeds to reproduce was created on this day.


14 DAY FOUR : God created lights in the sky to help control the seasons and the morning and evening cycle. God created the greater light to rule the day—the Sun. He then created the lesser lights to rule the night—the moon and stars.


16 DAY FIVE : God created all the water creatures, birds, and whales (the only mammals created on this day) These creatures receive the first command from God: “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters and the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.”


18 DAY SIX : God created all land animals: cattle, creeping things, and beasts of the earth God then created man and woman in His own image, in three parts: mind, soul, and spirit They receive the second commandment from God, with an addition from the first one: “Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and of every moving thing on the earth.” Both humans and animals are given the advice to eat all the plants: all vegetarians


20 DAY SEVEN : God rested from all the work that He had created.
He blessed the seventh day and made it holy---set it aside for a particular purpose.

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