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How was the water created by God? Why does Genesis 1:1-2 not say that God spoke the water into existence?



      

Genesis 1:1 - 2

ESV - 1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Clarify Share Report Asked September 09 2013 Mini Teresa Cleere-Martin

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Doktor D W Supporter
One risk that we often take (too often) is to ask God "why?" If the answer isn't right there in scripture, then our "why?" becomes guesswork. Suffice it to say that God did it, and that settles it. That passage could read like this: 

"Before the beginning of space and time God (Elohim, the Trinity) spoke into existence the heavens and the earth, and the earth thereby created was shapeless and utterly void, just a bunch of gases floating around in the utter blackness of nothingness, with our invisible God hovering over the soup. Then God lit up the place and said 'Earth! Be round!' And it was. And He said, 'Some of the soup will hang out around the earth, and some of it will settle on the earth.' And so it was." 

See how that works? No doubt whatsoever that God did it and that settles it.

September 10 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Final avatar Samuel Asamoah
In Genesis 1:1 God creates a perfect heaven and earth. God does not create disorder or confusion. Between Genesis 1:1  and Genesis 1:2  - is the fall of Satan.  This is explained in Ezekiel 28:12-17  and Isaiah 14:12-17.  In essence there was an earth prior to the fall of Satan and the destruction of it was associated with Satan being cast out of heaven onto earth. Another clue to this is that in Genesis 1:2  the Hebrew word for "was" can also be translated as "became", hence the verse would now read : the earth became without form and void........ 
Further evidence is noted in Genesis 1:28 - God blesses Man : Be fruitful and multiply ; REPLENISH the earth. KJV.  You cannot replenish that which was not previously filled / plenished.  Some bible translations have tried to change that verse to say FILL the earth, but study of that word in the original text shows that refill / replenish is the appropriate translation therefore bringing understanding that part of Scripture.

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Stringio Babis Chigodora
In my opinion, the Bible does not touch in detail much of events that does not relate to beginnings of our human race.

It appears as if creation of all the things we see and those that we cannot see, that includes those beyond our human imagination, was not included or may not have been made known to us in detail.

Talk of billions of galaxies and billions of planets and other things which are inside them which our scientist are now discovering,

We do not have details of these things, which means, God saw it fit to make us see the things that are important to us in our relationship to him by briefly explaining to us some information on how we and our immediate surroundings came into being. There may be 99.9% of other things we do not know about God and his activities.

We may remain like that even beyond our time, because God remains God and humans will remain humans. In one of the scriptures our Lord Jesus Christ made it clear:

Matthew 24:36 (ESV)
No One Knows That Day and Hour
36 “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only."

This may explain much to us that our God does not reveal every thing to us even to angels, Especially things that does not concern us.

November 09 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Image Willy Budiman
In John 1:1 (AMP) was explained that 
In the beginning (before all time) was the Word(Christ)...

While in Genesis 1:1 was 
In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.

So before any action was done in Genesis 1:1, John 1:1 has shown that the Words exist, 
and by Christ(Words), things exist (in John 1:3)

All things were made and came into existence through Him; and without Him was not even one thing made that has come into being

Yes it was Christ that made the waters.
And why-not-in-Genesis answer will only be a mortal answer that is assumptions. 
Either way, every prophets and prophetess, every apostles has their own version of writing, One Truth but different Emphasizes based on the earth's (yarsat = earthly vessel of God's Breath/God's Spirit wrapped on earth) or the writer's point of view and revelation.

Moses wrote Genesis and 4 other books,
Matthew, Luke, Mark, John and other disciples wrote of the Biography of Jesus.
Luke is detailed as he was a doctor, (He also the one who set the bible in order in luke 1:3; thanks doc!)
John is someone very close, try to depict Jesus for His compassion,
Mark depicts Jesus's works of miracles and Healing and sacrifice as the greatest Miracle
Matthew wrote the book for the people of the Old Testament.
Moses? Well, he has his own point of interest which he MIGHT feel more glorious in the awesomeness process of creation of Water than the details of what God did (speaking) when the water was created

February 09 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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Mini Ethan Lasky
This seems to be a major confusion so I'd like to clear some stuff up. First of all, the oceans are part of Earth, our planet. Currently, we tend to use Earth in the context of land, but it is in fact referencing our planet, the entire thing including the oceans. If God spoke the planet into existence then by default ALL of the planet would be created, ie the land, the core, the oceans and sea, the sky, etc etc.

December 05 2016 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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