Let’s jump back to Genesis Chapters 1 & 2. This is one of the biggest reasons I had to leave the church, because I could not reconcile the massive problem that two creations pose. In Chapter 1 we have the gods (the Elohim) who created everything, benevolently and equal. It reads in modern versions as simply God, in a masculine form, but references “us” and “our” which isn’t something it does in the rest of the Bible.
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26-28)…Above you will see how the scripture uses pluralisms to describe this specific process in creation. It then reverts back to a singular form, which is odd. This Genesis 1:26 is very strange in that nowhere else in scripture does God refer to “himself” in the plural. This cannot be a “majestic plural” which appeared in the late 12th century when royalty/clergy would refer to themselves in the plural. Before this, there was no “majestic plural” and never before then did someone refer to themselves in the plural when they were a singular entity, describing themselves. Then Creation occurs again? Although very similar, there are problems with this second creation story.
The Bible starts with this:
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)
However, the second creation starts with this:
4 This is the account of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made earth and heaven. (Genesis 2:4)
Interesting distinction… God vs. the Lord God!! Which of these two are rightfully God? If you remember above, I mentioned that Baal translated means “The Lord” which could very well be this secondary figure that Genesis 2:4 begins to mention. Also of interesting note is that this second creation begins on the first-chapter God’s 7th day, the day of rest. A day which was made sanctified for all to rest, this new god began creating again.
This new “God” does everything a little bit differently. Like completely changing the order of Creation. It feels like it attempts to play off the original Creation, but since the order is entirely different it cannot be the same. Also, it feels unplanned, like he was going “Oh yeah, you’ll need this… oh and this too..” which isn’t very “perfect” or “all-knowing” or even slightly “with it” really.
It’s interesting that later on, in Mark, Jesus clears up which of the two stories was real:
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (Mark 10:6)
Notice he does not say the Lord God, and that he also says they were created simultaneously which is just like the first story, nothing like the second.
In case you’re not convinced, let’s examine the orders of the Creation stories:
The Order of Creation, and then again, but different this time
GENESIS 1 CREATION (God’s Version)
Broken into Days
Follows this order:
-Day 1: Heavens & Earth & Day & Night
-Day 2: Dividing the Waters
-Day 3: Dry Land & seas, also grass, herbs, & trees
-Day 4: The Sun & The Moon, dividing day and night
-Day 5: Ocean and Air creatures
-Day 6: Land creatures & Man and Woman
-Day 7: Rested, Sanctified
Called everything good upon creating it
Man & Woman were equals
Made no rules for mankind, nor conditions for life. They were sent on their way because they were made “good”.
GENESIS 2 CREATION (The Lord God’s Version)
Not Broken into Days
1. Heavens and Earth
3. Man from dust
4. The Garden of Eden, Tree of Good & Evil
5. Beasts of the field
6. Woman from Man’s rib
Didn’t make a note of whether it was good or not
Man was made dominant over Woman
Threatened to kick them out when they eat of the Tree of Good & Evil and bring shame upon themselves. Told them they would DIE.
I think it’s pretty clear which God I would want to be created by and which one it would be an absolute nightmare to have been created by. The stories may be similar but they are strikingly different, different enough to not be the same, close enough to confuse Christians into believing they are the same. Hopefully that has been cleared up now….(Full Article Via: https://www.facebook.com/notes/loren-willis/research-religion-and-spirituality-part-1/10150890691310612)
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