More thought…. Gen 1:9-10 And God said, Let the waters under the …

Comment on Why the SDA Church needs to update its FB#6 statement on Creation by Roger Seheult.

More thought….

Gen 1:9-10

And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

It looks to me that the gry ground was created as a consequence of the water being gathered in one place (perhaps because the dry ground was elevated). This would seem to imply in my mind that the ground existed previously but was just under the water.

On the other hand. God called the dry land “Earth” and as was quoted above:

“For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day (KJV).”

…it says that he “made” the earth

I guess the question is what does “made” mean. Does it mean created out of thin air? Or does it mean elevated it from beneath the waters so that it was dry?

I don’t have simplar questions about living matter. I am pretty sure that these were created out of the dust of the ground etc. However, the dry land – innominate objects – at least in its most rudimentry form may have existed at the bottom of the “deep” preior to that week 6000 years ago. It’s quite certain to me that water existed prior to that first week.

Roger Seheult Also Commented

Why the SDA Church needs to update its FB#6 statement on Creation
No witch hunt here Michael. Again, mistaking a nice Sabbath after noon discussion for complete disbelief in a fundamental teaching such as creation. Weather the innominate objects were actually there nor not before creation is not really appropo to understanding who God is and why we are Seventh-day Adventist nor what our mission is.

Witch hunt over. (never began).

Why the SDA Church needs to update its FB#6 statement on Creation
Larry, I agree.

One question. What exactly was the earth made up of before creation week?

What does this text in your opinion mean?

Gen 1:2

“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

Was the earth just a blob of water?

My interpretation was that there was water that was very deep and that the surface was dark but this is where God started his creation.

Does this mean no rocks or sand at the bottom? What WAS at the bottom? “deep” needs a bottom still. What was there?

“dry ground” was created later on in the week. Does this mean that ground beneath the water could have existed prior?

Honestly, Any ideas?

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Mary Schweitzer’s T-rex.

That’s just off the top….
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Ad hominum attack means that no other better arguments were available at the time of writing. I win.

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@Ervin Taylor:

I literally have not logged on to this website in years. It looks like the same arguments are going back and forth which means that if you haven’t been able to solve them by now, you aren’t going to convence each other of your points. What is really amazing to me and anyone intersted in the topic, however, is the tone of the comments, which usually reveal the maturity of the writer especially if they include absolutes:

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Thanks for the recap though.