In the beginning God created (Aleph-Tau) the heaven(s) and the earth.
There is Aleph-Tau that is untranslated in this sentence, the Alpha and Omega, The Beginning and the End. The Holy Spirits stamp of authorship. The proof that this is the truth.
There are many theories on the formation of the earth, but none as succinct as the creation of the universe as told to Moses, in the first book of the Bible, by the Creator Himself. Science, using various theories and models think Chondrites are evidence of a period when the sun was being born and the great cloud of mineral dust around it was gathering into bodies, as large across as a few kilometers, called planetesimals. They were hot, they bumped together, and eventually grew into small planets. At that point their great heat melted all the material, wiping out the signs of its earlier history. Chondrites escaped that melting and survived to the present day, mostly in the asteroid belt.
Unbelievable! They get all that out of a small group of meteorites that was found in Algeria in 1999.
Read this fable!
Long, long ago (some 5 billion years ago) in a perfectly ordinary place in the galaxy, a supernova exploded, pushing a lot of its heavy-element wreckage into a nearby cloud of hydrogen gas and interstellar dust. The mixture grew hot and compressed under its own gravity, and at its center a new star began to form. Around it swirled a disk of the same material, which grew white-hot from the great compressive forces. That new star became our Sun, and the glowing disk gave rise to Earth and its sister planets.
While the Sun grew in size and energy, beginning to ignite its nuclear fires, the hot disk slowly cooled. This took millions of years. During that time, the components of the disk began to freeze out into small dust-size grains. Iron metal and compounds of silicon, magnesium, aluminum, and oxygen came out first in that fiery setting. Bits of these are preserved in chondrite meteorites. Slowly these grains settled together and collected into clumps, then chunks, then boulders and finally bodies large enough to exert their own gravity-planetesimals. This whole process is rather well modeled by scientists like those at the Planetary Research Institute.
As time went by, planetesimals grew by collision with other bodies, and as their mass grew larger, the energies involved did too. By the time they reached a hundred kilometers or so in size, planetesimal collisions produced a lot of outright melting and vaporization, and the materials 'which we can confidently call rocks and iron metal' began to sort themselves out. The dense iron settled in the center and the lighter rock separated into a mantle around the iron, in a miniature of Earth and the other inner planets today. Planetologists call this differentiation, and it is documented not only for the planets, but also for most of the large moons and the largest asteroids (from which come iron meteorites). The asteroids Ceres, Pallas and Vesta survive from that time, miniature planets.
At some point during this time, the Sun ignited. Although the Sun was only about two-thirds as bright as it is today, the process of ignition (the so-called T-Tauri phase) was energetic enough to blow away most of the gaseous part of the protoplanetary disk. The chunks, boulders, and planetesimals left behind continued to collect into a handful of large, stable bodies in well-spaced orbits.
Earth was the third one of these, counting outward from the Sun. We know that the process of accumulation was violent and spectacular, because the smaller pieces left huge craters on the larger ones.
At one point early in this process a very large planetesimal struck Earth an off-center blow and sprayed much of Earth's rocky mantle into space. The planet got most of it back after a period of time, but some of it collected into a second planetesimal circling Earth. It's still there! it's the Moon. Since this theory took center stage in the mid-1980s, it has become everyone's favorite. And as geophysicist Don Anderson once explained, "The objection that such an event would be extremely rare is actually a point in its favor, since the Moon is unique."
The oldest surviving rocks on Earth were formed some 600 million years after Earth first formed. So all of the activity of Earth's birth was already ancient history (except for a possible "late bombardment" of the last stray planetesimals around 4 billion years ago). The oldest rocks, dated by the uranium-lead method as about 3.96 billion years old, show that there were volcanoes, continents, oceans, crustal plates, and life on Earth in those days. While the eons that followed were full of strange stories and far-reaching changes, the Earth had taken on its basic structure long before.
And we live here happily ever after! Bravo, great theory! But it is only a theory.
What if the the earth was created rather than formed and it was done by the spoken Word of the Creator?
What evidence does science use that shows a slow formation over eons? Rocks? No, rocks show a fast creation.
Polonium 218 has been considered, by the scientific world, a daughter element of the natural decay of uranium, but through works of Dr. Robert Gentry and other researchers, polonium halos have been found in mica and fluorite without evidence of parents - present in the original granite from the very beginning. Also, and most significantly, polonium halos should not exist because of their extremely short half-lives. Polonium 218 has a half-life of only three (3) minutes.
What about other heavenly bodies? What about comets? No, if comets are assumed to be roughly about the same age as the solar system than the effects of orbiting the sun would have totally dissipated them in about 10,000 years. Careful studies indicate that a small part of the comets mass is "boiled off" each time it orbits the sun.
There is also evidence by Barnes-Humphrey that can account for the earth being less than 10,000 years old or else we would be a magnetic star. They calculate that the earths magnetic field has a half life of 1400 years.
There are many more theory busters and I will get into more next time when I write about the preparation of the earth for mankind.
Genesis, chapter 1, verse 1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. verse 2. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep.
There could very well be a gap of thousands, millions even billions of years, as we know time, between verses 1 and 2. A time when God created the angels, the sons of God. God created angels in a hierarchy of thrones, of dominions, of principalities, of powers. (Col 1:16 and Eph 3:10)
Throne angels called seraphim in Isaiah 6. Dominions are probably cherabim that have dominion over certain areas like being set over the entrance to the Garden of Eden. Principalities is the realm of princes and that would be Michael, Lucifer, and Gabriel. Then there is the powers or the ministering angels under the princes.
When Lucifer fell and took one third of the hosts with him, more because of the hierarchy rather than all being prideful, he was cast from heaven but apparently able to attend meetings according to Job. He was probably representing mankind that gave him authority when they succumbed to his leadership in the garden.
The cast-out angels kept the same hierarchy and even some given lower status, simply as rulers of darkness and spiritual hosts of wickedness. (Rom 8:38, Col 2:15) Or this could also be an all inclusive description of the prince of darkness and his minions including fallen and lost man. (Eph 6:12)
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The heaven being a vast empty space and the earth a bead of water standing out in it. All created from nothing by an omnipotent God. The God of the Bible. Amen!This is Hymnsinger