by Jerry Vines

Genesis 1:3-31

Last Sunday night, I took the position that between verse one and two, there is a gap. I
believe what we have recorded in verse two is the aftermath of a terrible catastrophe
which took place, which I believe is the fall of Satan and many of the angels, recorded in
Isaiah 14 and Ezekiel 28. The Bible specifically says in Isaiah 45:18 that God did not
create the earth without form. So what we have in verse two is an account of a reconstruct-
ion of a ruined universe. In verse one we have creation, in verse two we have catastrophe,
in verses 3 - the end of the account, we have a re-construction on the part of God of a
ruined chaotic universe. At the out-set, I want us to just take a look at these days of
creation and get an overview to help us understand what God is trying to say. I want to
remind you that if you are a Christian, if you have received Jesus as your personal
Saviour, He is not only your Saviour, he is your Lord as well. So the authority of the
Lord Jesus Christ is final in all matters of faith and practice. II Cor. 10:5 the Bible
says that the believer is to bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of
Christ. Now this statement simply means that you and I must think what God would have us
to think. Our thoughts must be subjected to the authority of what God has to say in His
Word. So whatever God teaches about creation is what the believer, under the lordship of
Jesus Christ, must believe. I want us to take an overall view and look at some opening
considerations as we prepare ourselves to look specifically at the six days of creation.
First of all, consider -
I. The SEQUENCE OF the Creation Account.
As you read down through this first chapter you will notice almost, without exception,
that every verse begins with the word and - and God said - verse 4, and God saw, verse 5
and God called. You will notice that there is a sequence in this creation account and that
the cre ...

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