God’s Purpose For Creation
Genesis 1:1 Says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (KJV) What does this mean in the beginning God Created? The word for created is Bara meaning to make out of nothing the heavens and the earth.
God commanded the things to be and they appeared. The heavens and the earth are the works of God’s hand. The Bible shows that God created the universe. The genealogy traced back to Adam reflects the age of the earth to be created around 4,000 B.C. When God created the heavens and the earth, He created them in fullness.
The Earth had every mineral; plant and reserve that man would need to live. Adam and Eve were fully grown adults to multiply. God said all the trees in the garden were good for food. The trees were created with the fruit fully grown. Adam and Eve would have had to plant and wait months for harvest before they could eat.
The earth looks older than 6,000 years, because God created it aged for man to benefit from resources. God made the earth for man, not man for earth. God gave mankind dominion over the earth.
God created all things in a literal 24 hour, six days. The Hebrew word for day is “Yom” which means 24 hour day in the context of Genesis chapter 1. After each day of creation from the first day through to the sixth day, God says this for example from day one. Genesis 1:5 says, “And evening passed and morning came, marking the first day.” Genesis chapter 2 is talking about this one literal 24 hour, six days of creation in more details.
I just showed you in context that the word for day in Genesis Chapter 1 is a 24 hour period. There is another teaching that says that God created two creations. It is called, “the gap theory”. Here is what it teaches.
THE GAP THEORY
The gap theory teaches that God had two creations. Here is an example of the two creations and what happened.
First ancient creation
The heavens and the earth as Genesis 1:1-2 says. Then God created the Angels and dinosaurs. An age of time came to pass. The Hebrew word for “Yom” can also mean an age or period of time. The Angels rebelled against God in this first creation. The dinosaurs were killed off.
Genesis 1:3 is God creating of the second creation. God creates the six days of creation. The Garden of Eden was planted with Adam and Eve, and the serpent deceiving man. This is all the detail I will give about the gap theory.
The Gap Theory is not true. It contradicts the Bible. God Created all things in six literal 24 hour days according to context with word study, which disproves this theory. The heavens and the earth in chapter 1:1-2 is in the context of the first literal 24 hour day of creation. Another thing that disproves this theory is that Angels were created on the fifth 24 hour day of creation. Here is the Biblical evidence.
Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord from the heavens! Praise him from the skies! Praise him, all his angels! Praise him, all the armies of heaven! Praise him, sun and moon! Praise him, all you twinkling stars! Praise him, skies above! Praise him, vapors high above the clouds! Let everything give praise to the Lord, for he issued his command, and they came into being.
God spoke in the six days of creation and the Angels were created. Also, it is on the fifth day of the 24 hour days of creation that the Angels were created. Genesis 1:21 says that created every living winged creature.
Ezekiel chapter 10 talks about the four living Cherubim that are always before His throne. Lucifer is called cherubim (Ezekiel 28). Ezekiel calls the four living cherubim that are always before God’s throne, the four living creatures (Ezekiel 1:22). Living Creatures in Ezekiel chapter 1:22 is the same Hebrew word in Genesis 1:21. Angels were created on the fifth 24 hour day of creation.
Angels are created beings that are Spirits (Hebrews 1:14). Angels cannot die (Luke 20:36). They are invisible, but can manifest themselves in the natural (Numbers 22:22-31). Angels have no gender (Matthew 22:30). They do God’s will (Psalm 103:20). Angels protect God’s people (Genesis 24:7). Angels are good. There are bad angels that sinned becoming evil. Angels have a free will (2Peter 2:4, Jude 6). God created seven Cherubim Angels. The four cherubim are described as a man, eagle, lion, and an ox (Ezekiel 1). There is Michael, the warring angel (Daniel 10).
There is Gabriel, the messenger angel (Luke 1:26). Ezekiel says that Lucifer was in the Garden of Eden. Lucifer was perfect in all his ways until the day that iniquity was found in him. Lucifer was a Seraph. Lucifer was the sum of beauty and wisdom.
Lucifer saw that God could not violate His word, so Lucifer thought that he could out smart God. Lucifer thought that if man sins, then he would be man’s god. God would have to judge man. Lucifer thought that as long as he keeps the law, then God cannot touch him. It was Lucifer’s desire to be like the most high. Isaiah says that Lucifer states his desire to be like God with the five I wills.
Lucifer deceives Eve to get man to sin. Sin enters the world when Adam eats the forbidden fruit. The Bible says that Satan was a murderer from the beginning. Satan is the father of lies. It is at that point of man’s sin that Satan becomes the god of this world system. Satan made sure that God judged man for breaking the law as the accuser of the brethren.
Lucifer is a Seraph
Each of the three cherubim is in charge of a third of the Angels. Satan was the architect of the rebellion against God through deceiving man to sin. Lucifer was a Seraph angel. Seraph have a serpent like body. Anytime that a seraphs is revealed in Scripture, it is a snake. It is in the midst of the fiery stones. Ezekiel says that Lucifer walked in the midst of the fiery stones. Lucifer is portrayed as a serpent in Genesis.
God cursed the snake. The fiery seraph in the wilderness bite the people and they panic. God told Moses to put the serpent on the pole. Lift it up. Tell the people to look to be made well. This is a picture of the judgment that the seraph would get when Jesus triumphs over him at the cross.
When was Satan Judged?
At the Passover supper, Jesus says that one is going to betray Him. Judas gets up. The Bible says that it was night and Satan entered into him. Judas betrays Jesus. Jesus is sent to be put to death. Corinthians says that if the rulers of this world system knew that they were crucifying the Lord of glory, they would not have done it. Why would the rulers of this world system not have done it? It is what brought their judgment upon themselves.
When was Satan cast out of Heaven?
When Jesus was put to death that is when Satan was judged for Satan’s sin. At the cross Satan was cast out of heaven, and he took 1/3 of the angels with him. These are the evil angels (Genesis 3; Revelation 12:4).
Satan can no longer go before God’s throne. The accuser of the brethren that accused man in the past tense has been cast out. Satan has come down to earth with great wrath for he knows that his time is short.
It is important to understand that Angels that sin cannot be redeemed or saved. The reason is that when the Angels sinned they did it with their eyes open to who God is. This is why Matthew says that death and hell was prepared for the angels.
The Angels were given a command, not to leave their first estate. The Angels knew good and evil. The Angels understood the decision that they were making to sin.
This point is evident in the fact that there are angels that sinned having left their first estate. It is the Angels that delivered the law to Moses on Mt. Sinai according to Acts. The reason why man can be saved is that man sinned in ignorance not fully realizing the results. Man did not know the difference between good and evil, nor did man understand the concept of death. Man did not know God’s fullness in the spiritual realm like the Angels did. When the Angels sin, they sin with the full knowledge of their decision.
God created mankind on the sixth day, for His Pleasure. God’s purpose for created mankind was to have a family. God desired for mankind to love Him out of a genuine love.
God did not create man to be programmed to love Him. He wanted mankind to choose to love Him. God created mankind to have a free will. God left it up to individuals to choose what they desire as an individual.
Since mankind was created with a free will, there had to be an option for mankind to choose. God created Adam and Eve in innocence. Adam and Eve knew only what God told them.
God told Adam not to eat of the tree of the Knowledge of good and evil. The choice that man had was to eat or not to eat the forbidden tree. The result would be their eyes opening up to the knowledge of good and evil.
The tree of the knowledge of good and evil is the law. God did not want man to come under the law. God knew that man was going to eat the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
God knew that man was going to sin. God states His foreknowledge in this fact in revelation. Revelation 13:8 says that the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. Jesus was crucified in the mind of God before He created.
God through His foreknowledge knew that man was going to sin and come under the law. God determined that He would make an oath to save man through the promise seed of Jesus through faith in Him.
Is it free will or election?
The Scriptures tell us about free will, not Calvinism or Armenians. The point is that Adam and Eve were given a command by God not to eat. Eve made the free will choice to eat after the serpent deceived her. Adam ate when Eve gave him the fruit.
If someone is told not to do something, then there is a choice. Free will is established in this fact. Calvin’s argument is that after sin man does not have the free will ability to choose God unless God sovereignty elects man to do so.
This leads to another point. If God is going to choose who is saved in the end, then God would have just created man from the beginning to love Him. There would be no need for a free will in the first place. After all according to Calvinism God is the one making the decision?
The problem with theology is presupposed imposed ideas on scripture. The solution is the ability to do contextual interpretative work on passages to determine meaning. The scripture has one meaning to its original audience that it is written to in that day. It only meant one thing to the audience in that day, so find out what it meant. We need to focus on Exegesis. Not on what Calvin or others said that it means. The Bible sheds a lot of light on people’s commentaries.
SATAN CREATION AND CAST OUT
Jesus answered and said, “This voice has not come for My sake, but for your sakes. “Now judgment is upon this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out. “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.” But He was saying this to indicate the kind of death by which He was to die.