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"THE EVIDENCE OF GOD"
                                       The Evidence of God
                                        Genesis 1


God is Spirit – so, He can not be seen or touched in a natural physical manner.  
God’s presence can be felt in our physical bodies, but that only as God Himself
determines / permits.  As human kind, we do not approach God on our terms,
but only as He chooses the time / circumstances.  Those circumstances are --
anytime a person from a sincere heart and desire seeks to know God -- that
sincerity determined by God --
then they will find Him.   God desires that we
know Him and makes every effort to reveal Himself to mankind within His
determined guidelines.  
The Bible says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows
His handiwork.  Day unto day utters speech.  And night unto night reveals
knowledge.  There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. ”   
                                                                                            Psalms 19: 1 – 3.  
The above 3 verses clearly state the reality that as mankind looks into the
heavens / sky, they stand amazed at the immense size, beauty and majesty of  
sun, moon and stars.  
The ‘firmament’ (atmosphere that surrounds earth)
demonstrates an eco-system that could function only by the hand of a great
engineer / designer /
Creator.  Mankind CAN NOT miss the evidence of God our
Creator.  

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


In order to rightly understand this first verse of the Bible, we need to understand
that it is written correctly and the things spoken about are in the right order.  

*** First – God created the heavens --;  
In the heavens we can see the sun, moon, and stars.  

But the sun, moon and stars were not created until the 4th day, (Genesis 1: 14 –
19) whereas, the heavens were created on the first day of creation.  With the help
of modern telescopes / technology we can see in the heavens meteorites, rocks,
space dust, water, various chemicals, etc. and realize that they are  composed of
 
the same elements that make up the earth.  

So, by this first phrase of verse one and some common sense, it is easy to
conclude that on the first day of creation, God created all the elements of
physical creation in the heavens – the raw materials.

*** Second – God created the earth --;

God, having created all the elements in the heavens / space, there is needed only
to bring it together into a ball shaped planet.  This He did by creating a point or
field of gravity.  
(According to scientist, as of present time, the source of gravity is unknown).

“ ----.  Thus says the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of
the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him.”  
                                                                                          Zechariah 12: 1.  

*** God -- lays the foundation of the earth.  

Through reason / common sense we can see that the earth is surrounded by
empty space, but is held in its exact place by its own gravity plus the gravity of
the sun and  planets of our solar system.  Thus we can conclude that gravity is
the foundation of the earth – that the gravitational power is maintained in exact
balance – for the earth has remained in the same position throughout the history
of mankind --  as is seen by the fact that the north star, the big dipper, little
dipper and the constellations have always been in the same place.

Please note: As the earth rotates around the sun with approximately 93 million
miles distance between – and the North Star is always due north, closer than a
compass.  And by measurement of the stars a person can find their place on earth
and determine the season/date.  

The above scientific information substantiates the correctness of the Bible –
that the earth was created on the first day of creation and the sun, moon and
stars later on the 4th day.  Because – especially the stars, being millions/billions
of miles from earth, set in immeasurable space can pinpoint a spot on earth.  

Thus – the sun, moon and stars were created in direct relationship to the earth
.  
This is seen with a clear / common sense understanding of Genesis 1: 1 which
states that the earth was made on the first day.


Please note – these explanations are not intended to be scientific, but simple,
limited common sense observations.  


As God created a gavitational field in the middle of the raw materials that He
had created in the heavens, the raw materials began to circulate, continually
being drawn into the center point of the gravitational field.  This would have the
same effect of a developing low pressure area that draws moisture toward a
central point, producing rain and if it strengthens becomes a storm
or
hurricane.  The pictures of galaxies, through telescopes, are similar to pictures of
weather related storms.  


Indeed it is good engineering to -- make the raw material – make an adjustable
gravity – place the gravity in the midst of the material – resulting in the material
forming a
rotating ball – composed of all the different dirt, rock, metals,
chemicals, etc. – that would be layered as the ball rotates and increases in size.
The evidence of  the layered earth can be clearly seen in the sides of hills and
roads that have been cut through hills.  Many layers of dirt
/ sand, rock, etc. of
differing colors and consistency cover the earth – a layer of dirt, a layer of rock,
a layer of sand, a layer of different materials.  

Everywhere we look there is a layer of rock
, then a layer of dirt or sand, then a
layer of another/different rock.  

Please understand --- God created it all --  
He can increase – decrease – adjust the gravity.  He can heat or cool the
atmosphere.  As a layer of material is coming onto the earth, God could heat it
and melt it into rock or He could cool it and it remain as dirt or sand.   

Genesis 1a states that, “The earth was without form.”  

That simply means that it had no shape.  It was like a round ball.  It had been
layered as seen in the hills and mountains, but at the end of the 1st day of
creation it was a smooth ball, no hills or mountains, covered with darkness and
water.
Genesis 1b, “And darkness was on the face of the deep.”  

‘Darkness’ by definition has two aspects;
#1 – no light, as per seeing with the eye.
#2 – no knowledge or understanding, as per perception in the mind.  

Here in Genesis 1: 2, both aspects apply; on day 1 there was no sun, moon or
stars, and knowledge or understanding –
(light) did not come until verse 3.  

Genesis 1c, “And the Spirit of God hovered over the face of the waters.”

Earth, in its first stage of creation was covered with water.   
Common sense; The last layer was top soil which can be seen world-wide, then
the water sufficient to cover the earth which can be seen on day 3 of creation.    


3. “Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4. And God saw the
light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.”  

‘Light’ – in a similar manor as darkness has two aspects –
1. Light by which the eye can see –
2.And knowledge through which the mind can understand.  

As declaring ‘let there be light’, God initiates the making of a plan for the earth
that He has just created.  As the Spirit of God ‘hovers’ over the water, all the
ingredients of earth are in place and then He looks at what he has made and
makes a plan to determine what to do with it.  

This can be compared to a person preparing a ball of clay, placing it on a
spinning potters wheel then decides, makes a plan/idea, what to make of it.  

The plan that is conceived has as its core and entirety – Jesus Christ the ‘light’
of the world.  

In verse 4 God sees that the ‘light --- was good’ – a good plan, approved by God
and He ‘divided the light from the darkness.’  

God’s dividing the light from the darkness has the effect of giving to all creation,
angelic and humankind the right and freedom of choice – spiritually and
physically
to choose to obey or reject God's plan.

‘Light’ represents knowledge, understanding, truth, righteousness, goodness,
obedience, love, joy, peace, etc. as personified in Jesus Christ our ‘light’.  

‘Darkness’ represents in all areas the opposite of light and is characterized as evil
and personified in satan and those who follow his rebellion against their
Creator.  

*** It is very important to recognize that from the beginning of God’s creation
He determined not to make us puppets nor animals but, spiritual beings with the
right and ability to choose or reject even our Creator and His good  plan for us.

On the first day of creation God decided to make mankind -- spiritual beings,
with freedom of choice which concluded them all to be sinners, with the
opportunity to be redeemed through Jesus Christ the ‘Light.’

Please refer to John 1: 4 – 9 & John 3: 19 – 21.  

“God called the light day, and the darkness He called night.  So the evening and

the morning were the first day.”
                                                                                  Genesis 1: 5.


It is natural for us as humankind to see, to speak of the ‘light’ / ‘day’ as
openness, truth, right, known, good, happiness/joy, etc.

It is also natural for us to speak of ‘darkness’ / ‘night’ as being secretive, hidden,
untruth, unknown, scary, evil, etc.  

Because God, on the first day of creation, contrasted ‘light’ and ‘darkness’ as
His plan for creation through Jesus Christ – ‘light’ as in Him and without His
  
“light’ as ‘darkness’, has set the order of His creation.  

Thus --- when He ‘called the light day’ and ‘the darkness night’ He did at least
two things;
#1.  He prophesied / spoke of the coming creation of the sun, moon and
stars on the forth day setting a precedent for future prophecy.  
(Amos 3: 7, “--- the Lord does nothing, unless He reveals His secret.”) and #2
  
He set in the mind /
in the makeup of mankind a reality of right and wrong ---
good and evil contrasted as ‘light’ & ‘darkness’.  (This contrast is well described
in Psalm 1).  
In the end -- at the great white throne of Revelation 20: 11- 15 will be the final
separation of ‘light’ and ‘darkness.’    

With this minimal study / explanation of the first day of creation is seen the
engineering, the plan, the beginning of a magnificent physical creation ---

MADE BY GOD.   


Day 2 of creation:

“Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it
divide the waters from the waters.”  (Genesis 1: 6).

The task of day 2 could seem minimal compared to the other days of creation,
but that speaks to the importance and delicacy of the things created.

The ‘firmament’ is the space between the water on the surface of the earth
and the water above the earth or the clouds.  The firmament contains the air we
breathe with all its qualities. It is invisible, has weight, is held by gravity, serves
many necessary functions and is apparently found only in a thin layer around
the earth.
One whole day was required to create the firmament.  

Day 3 of Creation:

On day 3 God’s plan was to make dry land and create all plant life.  The earth
was covered with water as seen in day 1 of creation, thus the earth would have
been a smooth round ball spinning in space.  It is reasonable to understand that
God created gravity and that He can adjust the strength of it.  This can be seen
as the method by which the layers of rock, then dirt, then sand would be formed
on the earth.
So – concluding that God created the raw materials, then gravity that formed
the earth, certainly he can increase the power of gravity to have the effect of
crushing the earth inward. It would be as though you draw the air out of a ball
causing the surface of the ball to indent.  As part of the surface of the earth
indented the water would rush to the lower parts leaving that which did not
indent as dry land.
Then as the second phase of day 3, God created the grass, the herbs and then
trees – thus all plant life covered the earth.

Day 4 of Creation:

God’s plan on day 4 was to create the sun, moon and stars.  
First understanding that the sun, moon and stars are not the ‘light’ spoken of
in day 1 of creation.  The sun gives physical light for the earth which provides the
necessary ingredient to grow the grass, herbs and trees that were created on
day three.  Also the stars were created and placed in unique positions in
relationship to the earth.  Because the stars, the constellations, the North Star,
the Southern Cross, etc. are always in direct relationship to the earth is evidence
that the earth was indeed created first and all the rest in relationship too and
for advantage earth.  

For example ---- The earth circles the sun at approximately 93 million miles from
the sun.  This means that the earth rotates in a circle approximately 186 million,
plus the diameter of the sun, miles.  At all times, anywhere in the northern
hemisphere, the north star is exactly north – closer than a compass.  

And – one can -- by measuring stars of the constellations determine their exact
position on earth, the day of the year and the hour and minute of the day or
night.  

This is very great proof of the correctness of the Bible as it describes God’s plan
and the evidence of our God and creator.        

Thus, the sun, moon and stars are physical celestial bodies formed in a
similar manner as earth was formed.  God created a point of gravity in the
heavens of raw material and they were formed.  Some of them were formed
of material that would was flammable and they burn, others were like the
earth and moon and do not burn.  

Day 5 of creation:

On day 5 of creation God created only the fishes, sea creatures and the birds.
This seems small as compared to day 4.   

But that attests to the magnitude of living organisms – from microscopic water
creatures to the great whales -- to all the creatures in the air – gnats to condors,
etc. – millions of living creatures that reproduce and live in a balanced nature
where there is food for all and each unique in appearance, diet and lifespan.  

Thus through creation days 1 – 5, God has prepared a world almost ready for

His highest form of creation – mankind.  


Day 6 of creation:  

In the first portion of day 6 God created all the animals – ‘cattle and creeping
thing and the beast of the earth’.  As God created the animals – mammals --, He
made all the components or parts by which He would create mankind – the
highest form and the purpose of His creation.  Mankind and the animals /  
mammals, all have the same components from the hair and skin, to the internal
organs, to the manner of reproduction.  

Example --- There is a scientific study, written and published, that compares the
nervous system of earth worms and humans.  It states that the nervous systems
in worms and human are alike in the embryo stage, alike through the
development stage and in maturity, operating / functioning the same in worms
and humans.  

The article concludes that worms and mankind developed through the same
evolutionary process – so worms and humans are akin.  

*** Amazing that science can compare the development of nervous systems in
mankind and worms, but consider the following explanation.

Consider how something is made – for example an automobile.
You may have all the parts of a car – put them all together correctly, but it will
not work until you install a battery / electrical source that sends a charge of
electricity through the wires to operate the different functions. (Kind of like a
nervous system).

Every living creature has a nervous system / an electric charge -- that operates it /
gives it life.  When the electric charge is gone – it is dead --- from worms, to
elephants, to human-beings --- no electricity -- IT IS DEAD.

###  God created a nervous system / somehow part of the electricity of every
living creature and put it in all living creatures.  He did not need to make a
different one for mankind, but used the same one that worked well in other
creatures.

Science sees the similarity of the nervous systems and calls it evolution ---
when it is simply – the way things were made by God.  

In the latter part of day 6 of creation God created Adam – the first man.  
“Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness:”
Genesis 1: 26a.  

In the above scripture, God is quoted using the words ‘Us’ and ‘Our’ which are
capitalized.  Thus God is speaking to Himself, but the words are also plural.   

Thus, God is speaking o
f God the Father / creator and God the Son / Jesus
Christ / creator (Hebrews 1: 1) and also --
He who is the ‘Light’ spoken of in day
1 of creation. (Genesis 1: 3).  
Although to us as physical mankind this is too
much for us to understand and certainly too much to explain.  But we can know
that our God is the 'Creator God' of all physical things and the Creator of the
spirit that is the life in each human -- that as Jesus Christ our God has provided
salvation / life eternal for all who believe and call upon His name -- and that
God the Holy Spirit revels, teaches, instructs, supports, guides those who are
obedient to their Creator.   


###  God is Spirit – in God’s ‘image’ -- is spiritual.  

###  Mankind are physically, in all ways, like an animal.  For mankind to be
unique, different from the animals – in the ‘image’ of God, would be to have an
eternal spirit.  Thus God created in all mankind an eternal living spirit – not
equal to God, but in the ‘image’ of God.

“So God created man in His own image; -------; male and female He created
them.”   (Genesis 1: 27.)  

Although male and female have different functions physically, yet spiritually
they are created in the image of God and relate to God separately /
independently / freely before their Creator.   


So – day 6 God created them, then in Genesis 2: 7 & 2: 21 – 23 we are given a
fuller explanation of how God created mankind.  

“And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his
nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”  (Genesis 2: 7.)  

Certainly – the physical body comes from the ‘dust’ of the ground.  Everything
we eat is grown from the ground.  When the body dies, it decays and returns to
the dust’ of the ground.  The same elements that make up the body are the
elements of the dirt – ‘dust’ of the ground.  

Then God breathed into Adam ‘the breath of life’.  
(Breath of life = = spirit = = image of God).  

Please note:

For every human-being God creates a spirit.  When a man and a woman unite
sexually, if a sperm and an egg are produced and unite, (physically – the same as
an animal), then, if God creates a spirit and places that spirit into the union of
the egg and sperm – a human-being is conceived / born.  

** Mankind cannot create a spirit.  

You as a human-being are the best / greatest evidence of the existence

                                  of God our Creator !!!!!!!!!!  


GOD CREATED THE SPIRIT THAT IS OUR INDIVIDUAL LIFE.  EACH OF
US ARE UNIQUE AND ETERNAL AS SPIRITUAL BEINGS.  OUR
PHYSICAL BODIES WILL DIE AND OUR SPIRIT WILL GO TO / RETURN
TO GOD FOR JUDGMENT -- (THE DETERMINATION OF WHAT WE DID
WITH THE LIVE GOD GAVE TO US).  

As God created us He gave to / guaranteed  to us the right of freedom to choose
that He who created us does not even exist.  Anyone can choose to be rebellious
against their Creator.  

OUR CHOICE DETERMINES OUR ETERNAL DESTINY.  

FOR ALL WHO CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IN GOD AND OBEY HIS
TEACHINGS -- THEY ARE GIVEN A HOME IN HEAVEN WITH THEIR
CREATOR.  

FOR ALL WHO UNTIL DEATH DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD -- THUS
REJECT, ARE DISOBEDIENT TO THEIR CREATOR -- THEY WILL BE
SEPARATED FROM THEIR CREATOR IN A PLACE CALLED HELL.  


If you in the past have NOT been obedient to our Creator, but now realize that
you must choose to be obedient to receive eternal life with God --
Please consider the example prayer below.  (It must be your prayer by your
personal decision).  

Dear Heavenly Father:

I believe that You are the Creator of the heavens and the earth and
gave the
spirit that is my life.  I believe that Jesus Christ is the 'Light' that came to teach
us and to die for me that my sins may be forgiven.  Dear Lord Jesus -- I am a
sinner separated from you because of my sins.  Please forgive my sins and come
into my heart / spirit.  Please give me life eternal with You.  Please be Lord of
my life.   Thank You for hearing my prayer ----- Amen.