“In the beginning God created heaven and earth. Now the earth was a formless void…” – Genesis
‘In the beginning, the Earth was a formless void.’ This amazingly accurate statement was written down 4000-6000 years ago. We know that when our star was born the left over gas and particles orbiting it in space clumped togeer to form bigger and bigger chunks of matter, snowballing until we were left with the set of planets, moons and asteroids that make up our solar system today.
It is safe to say that in the beginning the Earth was indeed a formless void made up of gas and particles, which make the words in Genesis incredible given that the people of the time knew very little if anything about the nature of stars and planets. The wonderful accuracies of Genesis do not end there however. Following is the order of creation as set out by Genesis:
- Light – The basic laws of the universe, electromagnetic radiation, gravity, inertia, time… E=mc^2
- Water and Land – Before any life came to be on planet Earth, water and land formed
- Vegetation – First form of observable (with the human eye) life, presumably on land and under water.
- Solar and lunar cycle – We know at some point in time the moon was created from the Earth, possibly down to a asteroid collision. Because of this event the Earth has become a very stable place for life to form. The moon helps keep the Earth warm and gives it a steady wobble and rotation giving us the seasons and regular day and night.
- Creatures: Fish, Birds and Land creatures
Given the fact that the people of the time did not know anything about fossil research or carbon dating techniques it is again quite remarkable that they could know these things.
The picture painted by the six days of Genesis is an accurate synopsis of the story of evolution.