Bridging the gap between Genesis 1 vs 1 and Genesis 1 vs 2.
Gen 1 vs 2: And the earth ‘became’ wilderness and an indistinguishable ruin; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved on the face of the water.
So God did not create the earth that way, ( a ruin?) No, because Genesis 1: 2 says it BECAME WILDERNESS AND AN INDISTINGUISHABLE RUIN. Study the Hebrew, covered in previous lessons.
Note: We don’t know how long ago God-created the earth from Genesis 1 verse 1. We only know that he did. Most scholars suggest that the “second earth age” began between four and twelve thousand years ago.
A big question has to be, would God create everything in the beginning that was a total ruin? … Short answer, NO!
Isaiah 45:18 — For thus says the LORd that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD, and there is none else. KJV
Jeremiah 4: 23-26. I beheld the earth, and, low, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, trembled and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities there were broken down in the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger. KJV
So we see in Jeremiah 426 that the fruitful place was a wilderness and there were cities that were broken down at the presence of the Lord, and by his fierce anger. There were even cities in the Earth before Genesis 1:2. I must admit, that is amazing.
It is good to remember that Jeremiah 4:26 states “there was no man.”, This means that there was no Noah’s Ark with eight people and a boatload of animals on board. There was nothing left, complete destruction.
So we arrive at 2 Peter 3: 4-7 which I have covered in recent posts.Visit my site: … littlleraventhepoet.blog.
You will have more questions, study for yourself, it is crucial and important to know what happened at the beginning, so we can better understand what will happen at the end of this age.
There are/were three world ages, this helps explain a lot. Ref: Ed Wilson, Bible Researcher.Org. My comments, learning, and experience are interjected throughout this post.