THE TRUTH BE KNOWN – Does God Exist? Ch. 2

I am not equipped to deal with philosophy, existential thought or superstition. So, I will make this a short chapter by saying, “God Is”.  WHY?  Because those thousands who have seriously pursued God and have invested their entire lives, and to the many who have given their lives to that end, have recorded what they have found in a book.  That book is the Bible, and the findings of these people tell us that “GOD IS”.

Hence, the basis, or foundation for this thesis: IN THE BEGINNING, GOD”.

You may have chosen, at some time in your life, to go with the idea that science is a more reliable source when dealing with the material world, and you may believe that empirical evidence offers a chance to prove yet-unproven theories about the physical world. But science is a relatively new field of study, which has only recently explored the beginning of all things through a theory called the Big Bang. That theory has been revised a number of times and, in fact, is currently being reevaluated for accuracy – since it does not adequately fit current scientific mathematical models. And, science is myopically flawed in the sense that it largely, if not completely, dismisses the idea of GOD or any ‘higher being’ having a hand in the creation of all things. (What I have just postulated will not answer the question, “Does God Exist”, and could possibly cause some readers to leave this journey. I encourage you to continue, and make your own decision based on facts and faith.)

The only things that you or I can think we know about God is from we have personally experienced or what has been written by those who have experienced God. Even then, faith will play a role.

The Bible gives scores of personal accounts over several centuries, of those who have encountered God and testify that GOD IS. These encounters, experiences and writings transformed the world. Therefore, I will use the Bible’s extensive writings, original languages, as best I can, keeping this study in the Biblical context that says, “there is a beginning and there will be an end and there is a purpose and a reason for it all”.

Genesis 1:1, says, “In the beginning God, (Elohim), created the heavens and the earth. Verse 2. And the earth was a formless and desolate emptiness, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the surface of the waters. Verse 3. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. Verse 4. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. Verse 5. God called the light “day,” and the darkness He called “night.” And there was evening and there was morning, one day.” (etcetera).

There are varying estimates as to when the Book of Genesis was written, from sometime around 1400 B.C. to 1800 B.C. There is also some debate on who actually wrote the book, but most agree that it was written by Moses under the inspiration of God. There was no reliable-recorded history, virtually no technology, and no way for Moses to know what he was saying if the Genesis account was correct.

Yet, Moses, standing in a remote part of earth’s wilderness, perhaps looking skyward, spoke those words. Now, roughly 3,800 years later, we find that science agrees that “the earth had been in fact, a formless and desolate emptiness, and darkness was over the surface of the deep…and somehow, the earth came into an orbit – at the perfect distance – around our sun, rotating and spinning at precisely the right speed to accommodate gravity, an atmosphere, creating a day and a night, months, seasons and years – and eventually, life! Christian, creationist, atheist, scientist or whatever you may call yourself, believing this takes some measure of faith, even if you think the thousands of things that had to have happened were somehow a ‘coincidence’ of cosmic proportion.

So, yes. I say that God, (Elohim), created all of this.

I will say again, since there is no credible way to deny that GOD IS, then I will continue to base our thesis on faith and the fact that GOD IS.

 And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for the one who comes to God must believe that He exists, and that He proves to be One who rewards those who seek Him.” – Hebrews 11:6

THEN CAME MAN (kind). The Bible clearly states that God, created all there is that is seen. There is a lot of speculation and conjecture and some good reasoning as to why God created all things. It is my intention to show how the Bible reveals Why. God created all things in the cosmos and on the earth.


By this, you and I can understand God’s Purpose, Plan and destiny for our lives. By this, you can understand .

THE MAJOR EVENT – But with a ‘flaw’

According to the Bible, God creates all things, seen and unseen. And, if that weren’t enough, God also created humans, or, as the Bible puts it, in Genesis 1:26, “Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness.”

This is a major event. The seminal event in all creation. God is making a creature He calls ‘mankind’ in His, (Their), own image and according to Their likeness. Reading and understanding this is a foundational key to understanding the entire journey, from creation to the End of Time.

Before we get to the creation of mankind, we see that God begins to set things in a specific order and to give them function and purpose in preparation for His Masterpiece work: the arrival of mankind; “And God blessed them [granting them certain authority] and said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subjugate it [putting it under your power]; and rule over (dominate) the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:28).


In the midst of His creation work, an odd sounding thing occurs.  This is an event, an occurrence in the creation of mankind, which is completely overlooked by the vast majority, if not all, Bible teachers. It is only found by studying the context and the Hebrew language, in which it is written. (This is a bit technical, but please pay particular attention, as this is a game-changer.)

Genesis 1, Verse 27. So, God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

It is helpful if not vital to understand the definition of each word used as it was written in the original Hebrew language, how it was worded and the arrangment of each sentence:

Verse 27. “So created God, man in His own image, in the image of God, He created him, male and female, He created them.”

So created = bara’ = to shape, create, a formative process, to make robust.

 God = Elohim = God; very great, mighty; Plural of ‘elowahh; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used in the plural. Signifying, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

 man =adam, from ‘adam’; man, mankind. ruddy i.e. A human being (an individual or the species, mankind.

 In His own image = tselem = an image; a mere, empty, image, semblance; image, vain show, from an unused root meaning to shade; a phantom, i.e., an illusion, a resemblance; hence, a representative figure, especially an idol, an image, a vain shew, of dubious character.

 Male = zakar = A male

 Female = naqab = female, from the sexual form.

 Genesis 1, Verse 27 , by transliterating this verse it would read, “So, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, very great and mighty, created by shaping through a formative process to make robust, man; that is, mankind. Ruddy (as the birth of a baby?), i.e., a human being, an individual of the species of mankind, in His own image, but a mere, empty, resemblance of God; a shadow or a phantom, an illusion, a faint copy of God; hence, a representative figure, but of dubious character.”

To repeat, God did not creat mankind ‘perfect’ as God is perfect. He created mankind in a resemlance of His image and likeness, but with a designed flaw – mankind was given a dubious character which was on full display, from the beginning, in the garden of eden. Still, God created mankind with the potential of becoming ‘perfect as God is perfect’ and in the image and likeness of Jesus, like God. Mankind is also made as a plurality, with a mind, soul (will and emotions) and spirit.

PLEASE NOTE: This cannot be overemphasized. This is crucial to understanding the rest of creation, ‘the fall’, sin, death, redemption the coming of Christ and, ultimately, End of the Age, the destruction and the heavens and the earth and the making of a new heaven and a new earth.

Genesis 1:28 tells us that, “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.” Verse 29. Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; Verse 30, and to every animal of the earth and to every bird of the sky and to everything that moves on the earth which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. Verse 31. And God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.” 

Genesis, chapter two, verses one through three, record the completion of creation. Now began the process of perfecting.


Genesis 2:4, recounts God’s creation of man and woman in great detail. A careful study reveals some startling facts. Read with me:

Genesis 2, Verse 7, says, Then the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living person.”

 Let’s look at the words in this verse in the language of the Bible, which is Hebrew. (Please be patient and deliberate, here.)

The wording of this verse, written in Hebrew, would be aligned as such:

“And formed Yahweh God man (from) the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life and became the man a being living.”

Now, let’s add the definition of these Hebrew words and their translations to these words to clarify their meaning (you can browse this if you like, because I will reassemble all this with its meaning and significance):

And formed = yatsar = earthen, fashion, form, frame, maker, potter, purpose; Through the squeezing into shape; to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively, to determine.

 Yahweh = Jehovah, the Lord, = hayah = (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God — Jehovah, the Lord.

 God = Elohim = God; very great, mighty; Plural of ‘elowahh; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used in the plural. Signifying, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.

man = adam = From ‘adam; ruddy; a human being, an individual or the species, mankind + hypocrite, + common sort, + low man, of mean, of low degree; a person.

 (from) the dust = aphar = dust (as powdered or gray); hence, clay, earth, mud — ashes, dust, earth, ground, mortar, powder, rubbish.

of the ground = ‘adam = soil (from its general redness) — country, earth, ground, husband, husbandry, land.

 and breathed = naphach = blow, breath, give up, cause to lose life, seething, snuff;

into his nostrils = anaph = a nostril, nose, face, anger; from the rapid breathing in passion, ire, angry.

 the breath = nasham; a puff, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect. blast, that breaths, inspiration, soul, spirit

 of life = chayah = alive; hence, raw flesh; alive, with appetite, of a wild beast, lively.

 and became = hayah = to fall out, come to pass, become, be.

the man = adam = from ‘adam’; man, mankind. ruddy i.e. A human being (an individual or the species, mankind.

a being = nephesh = from naphash; properly, a breathing creature.

 Living = chay = from chayah; alive; living; hence, raw (flesh).

Genesis 2, Verse 7, with transliteration, says, “Then the LORD Jehovah, the Self-Existent, Eternal God, formed, fashion, and framed, as maker and potter, with purpose, through the squeezing into shape the man, a ruddy a human being, into an individual or the species, mankind, a hypocrite, a common sort, a low man, of mean and of low degree, a person, of dust, ashes, earth, mortar, powder and rubbish from the ground soil, from its general redness, as husbandry-land, and breathed breath, giving up part of Himself, causing Himself to lose life, as seething, and snuffing into nostrils, and the face, by rapid breathing, in passion, ire, and anger, the breath, by an angry puff of vital breath, of divine inspiration and intellect, blasts of breaths of inspiration, soul and spirit, of life, hence, raw flesh came alive, with the appetites of a wild beast, lively; and the man, ruddy a human being, an individual of the species, mankind, became a breathing creature a living person, alive, living, hence, raw flesh.”

What we see:

      1. God, has always existed and He is eternal.
      2. He is the creator of life.
      3. He creates with purpose and on purpose.
      4. This creation has all the imagery of childbirth: ruddy, squeezed, passionate, violent, painful, raw and costly (very similar and descriptive of what we know as childbirth.)
      5. A being of passion with a wild nature and base appetites is created. Mankind is created with flaws, destined to fail, condemned to death and separation of God.

The reasonable next thing for us to do, would be to follow the sequence of events in scriputres: The fall of mankind, the pronouncement of the curse, their banishment from the Garden of Eden, their separation from God and the events that follow. But, all of that is recorded in the Bible for you to read.

This is an overview of those events with the purpose of discovering how we got to where we are now, how this ends and what we are to do in response to theseLatter Days” leading to “The Last Days” and  the “End This Age” – and, ultimately and most importantly, Why?.

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