Preprint of THE BEGINNING: The First Day

God not only plays dice, He also sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen.

Even if there is only one possible unified theory, it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?

— Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, an atheist and one of the great theoretical physicists of our time, is correct and the Bible backs him up. In the first five verses of the first book of the greatest book ever written, the text ineluctably demonstrates that the universe was created with a metaphorical roll of the dice. It was God’s roll of the dice that created the universe and it was God that made it come alive by breathing fire into the equations by which it is described.

But there’s more:  In these spare five verses, Genesis describes a cosmology in which moral accountability is unavoidable and to do this, its author presents creation from God’s point of view — outside of time and space. Viewed this way, the Genesis creation account is seen as a strident polemic against the reigning creation stories of the surrounding, and vastly more populous pagan cultures.

To learn more about what the Bible Really Says about the creation of the heavens and the earth, you can download volume II of my translation and commentary on Genesis 1, the first creation story.

THE BEGINNING-The-First-Day-rev1.0.




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