Gen 1:1. Kermess

Lee R. Martin lmartin at
Fri Sep 1 09:40:53 EDT 2000

Ian Hutchesson wrote:

> There is *no possibility* for creatio ex nihilo, unless you think that God
> created the world in hiccups. The genius who advocates that v1 itself is a
> creation act then has the boner to face that God proceeds to create what he
> is supposed to have created in v1.

Dear Ian,
No problem.  V. 1 is the "beginning" of creation and vv. 3ff are the continuation of
creation, which is completed in 2:1 "thus the heavens and earth were finished."  Note
the inclusio "heavens and earth."


Lee R. Martin
Pastor, Prospect Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee
Instructor in Hebrew and Old Testament
Church of God Theological Seminary

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