When God created everything, water was evidently His basic working substance! Water is surely the most remarkable substance known to man. Dr. Ed Boudreaux, a nuclear scientist, showed that all the elements of the periodic table could be generated in a matter of hours or days using H2O as a working substance, given temperatures and pressures thought to have existed during the six days of creation week. YouTube Presentation.
Beloved, I now write to you this second epistle (in both of which I stir up your pure minds by way of reminder),
that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us,
the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first:
that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying,
“Where is the promise of His coming?
For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old,
and the earth standing out (sunistemi) of water and in the water,
by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water.
But the heavens and the earth which are now reserved (thesaurizo) by the same word, (logos)
are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
But, beloved, do not forget this one thing,
that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness,
but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night,
in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, (rhoizedon)
and the elements (stoicheion) will melt with fervent heat; (kausoo)
both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.
Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved,
what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God,
because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire,
and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
Nevertheless we, according to His promise,
look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.“
(2 Peter 3:5-13)
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning [bersehith] God created [bara] the heavens [shemayim] and the earth [eretz].
2 The earth was without form and void [tohu waw bohu], and darkness was upon the face of the deep [tehom];
and the Spirit of God was moving [rachaph] over the face [paniym] of the waters [mayim].
3 And God said, "Let there be [hayah, from the verb "to be"] light"; *and there was light.*
4 And God saw [ra'ah] that the light was good [towb]; and God separated [badal] the light from the darkness.
5 God called [qara'] the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
6 And God said, "Let there be a firmament [raqiya`] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters."
7 And God made [`asah] the firmament and separated the waters which were under the firmament
from the waters which were above the firmament. *And it was so.*
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.
9 And God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place,
and let the dry land appear."*And it was so.*
10 God called the dry land Earth, and the waters that were gathered together he called Seas [yam]. And God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, "Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed,
each according to its kind [miyn], upon the earth." *And it was so.*
12 The earth brought forth vegetation, plants yielding seed according to their own kinds,
and trees bearing fruit in which is their seed,
each according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
13 And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.
14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens
to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs ['owt]
and for seasons [mow`ed ] and for days [yom] and years [shaneh],
15 and let them be lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth." *And it was so.*
16 And God made [`asah] the two great lights, the greater light to rule [mashal]
the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he made the stars also.
17 And God set [nathan = to set or appoint] them in the firmament of the heavens to give light upon the earth,
18 to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good.
19 And there was evening and there was morning, a fourth day.
20 And God said, "Let the waters bring forth swarms [sharats = bring forth abundantly] of living creatures,
and let birds fly above the earth across the firmament of the heavens."
21 So God created [bara] the great sea monsters and every living creature [nephesh] that moves,
with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.
23 And there was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
24 And God said, "Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds:
cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds." *And it was so.*
25 And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and the cattle according to their kinds,
and everything that creeps upon the ground according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea,
and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
27 So God created [bara] man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it;
and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth."
29 And God said, "Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth,
and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. 30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air,
and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food." *And it was so.*
31 And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.
And there was evening and there was morning, a sixth day.
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host [tsaba'] of them.
2 And on the seventh day God finished [kalah = completed] his work which he had done,
and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had done.
3 So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his work which he had done in creation.
3 And God blessed [barak] the seventh day, and sanctified [qadash] it:
because that in it he had rested [shabath] from all his work [melakah ]which God created [bara] and made ['asah].
4 These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created. (Genesis 1:1-2:4a).}
As noted in a companion article on Geocentricity, the observer in Genesis One is a man standing on the earth.
He does not see details about God's workings in creation beyond the earth.
The observer is not in the highest heaven, nor in the throne room of God.
"Jesus is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.
All things were created through Him and for Him.
And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence."
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him,
whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross." (Colossians 1:15-20)
Water (chemical formula H2O) is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organisms (in which it acts as a solvent). It is vital for all known forms of life, despite providing neither food, energy, nor organic micronutrients. Its chemical formula, H2O, indicates that each of its molecules contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms, connected by covalent bonds. The hydrogen atoms are attached to the oxygen atom at an angle of 104.45°. "Water" is also the name of the liquid state of H2O at standard temperature and pressure.
A number of natural states of water exist. precipitation in the form of rain and aerosols in the form of fog. Clouds consist of suspended droplets of water and ice, its solid state. When finely divided, crystalline ice may precipitate in the form of snow. The gaseous state of water is steam or water vapor.
Water covers about 71% of the Earth's surface, with seas and oceans making up most of the water volume on earth (about 96.5%). Small portions of water occur as groundwater (1.7%), in the glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland (1.7%), and in the air as vapor, clouds (consisting of ice and liquid water suspended in air), and precipitation (0.001%). Water moves continually through the water cycle of evaporation transpiration (evapotranspiration), condensation, precipitation, and runoff, usually reaching the sea.
Water plays an important role in the world economy. Approximately 70% of the freshwater used by humans goes to agriculture. Fishing in salt and fresh water bodies has been, and continues to be a major source of food for many parts of the world, providing 6.5% of global protein. Much of the long-distance trade of commodities (such as oil, natural gas, and manufactured products) is transported by boats through seas, rivers, lakes, and canals. Large quantities of water, ice, and steam are used for cooling and heating, in industry and homes. Water is an excellent solvent for a wide variety of substances both mineral and organic; as such it is widely used in industrial processes, and in cooking and washing. Water, ice and snow are also central to many sports and other forms of entertainment, such as swimming, pleasure boating, boat racing, surfing, sport fishing, diving, ice skating and skiing. (Wikipedia)
Tehom is mentioned in Genesis 1:2, where it is translated as "deep":
The same word is used for the origin of Noah's flood in Genesis 7:11:
Gnostics used this text to propose that the original creator god, called the "Pléroma" or "Bythós" (from the Greek, meaning "Deep") pre-existed Elohim, and gave rise to such later divinities and spirits by way of emanations, progressively more distant and removed from the original form.
In Mandaean cosmology, the Sea of Suf (or Sea of Sup) is a primordial sea in the World of Darkness.
Tehom is also mentioned as the first of seven "Infernal Habitations" that correspond to the ten Qliphoth (literally "peels") of Jewish Kabbalistic tradition, often in place of Sheol. (Wikipedia)
Index of Creation Papers
The Uniqueness of Creation Week
Introduction to Genesis One and Two
Tehom (the Deep)
Order out of Chaos
The Early Earth
Tehom (the deep) (Wikipedia)
The Uniqueness of Creation Week
Denial is not a River in Egypt
|The Mystery of Time's Arrow
The Limits of Science
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