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~`+`~ GOD'S CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE ~`+`~
In the beginning God created the universe.
2 There was no life on the earth; and the surface waters were in darkness.
The Spirit of God was brooding over the surface of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light, and light appeared on the surface.
4 God saw that the light was good and He separated light from darkness.
He called the light Day, and the darkness Night; from darkness to light,
And God said; Let there be an expanding in the middle of the waters, and let it separate the waters.
God brought forth the atmosphere which separated the lower waters from the upper waters.
God called the atmosphere the Sky (Heavens); from darkness to light, the second creation phase.
Book of Genesis: Chapter 1
In the beginning...
In the beginning there was no earth or sky or sea or animals. And then God spoke in the darkness:
"Let there be light!" And right away there was light, scattering the darkness and showing the infinite space.
"That's good!" said God. "From now on, when it's dark it will be ‘night" and when it's light, it will be ‘day'."
The evening came and the night passed and then the light returned. That was the first day.
On the second day, God made the earth and over it He carefully hung a vast blue sky.
He stood back and admired His creation. "That's good too!" said God
and the second day was over.
The next morning God looked around and thought, "the earth needs to be a bit more organized."
So, He put all the water in one place and all the dry land in another.
When He had finished that, God made plants to cover the land. Dandelions and daffodils appeared.
All sorts of trees and grasses began to grow. "It's looking great", said God
and that was the end of the third day.
On the fourth day, God looked around and though, "the daylight still needs a bit more work
and the night is just too dark."
So, He made the sun to light the sky during the day and the moon and stars to add a bit
of sparkle to the night.
He hung them in the sky and stepped back to look at his work.
"This is coming along very well," said God.
The next day, God turned his attention to the water he had collected in the oceans.
"I want these waters teeming with life!" As soon as He said it, it was so.
In no time, there were millions of small fish darting through the shallow water and
huge fish swimming in the ocean. God made birds, too. He sent them soaring through the air.
"Ahh, that IS good!, "said God. The dusk fell over the water and the sky grew dark
and that was the end of the fifth day.
On the sixth day, God added creatures to the land. He made lions and tigers and bears.
He made rabbits and sheep and cows. He added everything from ants to zebras to the land.
But He still felt something was missing.
So God added Mankind to enjoy and take care of all that He had created.
God looked around and was happy with all He had made.
After six days, the whole universe was completed.
~*`GOD SAW THAT MAN WAS LONELY`*~
Book of Genesis: Chapter 2
The Story of Adam and Eve...
God took some clay from the ground and made the shape of a man.
Then He breathed gently into the shape.
The man's eye's opened and he began to live. God called him Adam.
The Lord made a beautiful garden for him to live in.
The garden, called Eden, was full of many wonderful things.
Beautiful flowers grew everywhere. Birds sang in the trees,
streams flowed through the valley and animals roamed across the fields.
God had made the man in His image to keep Him company and look after the world.
God brought all the animals to Adam one at a time to be given their names.
"Elephant", he would say, or "Tiger", or "Porcupine".
But God felt sorry for Adam. "None of these animals
is really like him,
" thought God, "he needs someone to share his life.
Someone who cares for him and who he can care for."
That night, God took a rib from Adam's side
and made a woman.
When Adam awoke the following morning,
he found a wife, Eve, lying asleep beside him.
Adam was so happy. He took her hand and she woke up.
She looked up at him and smiled.
God told the man and woman that it was their job
to take care of their new home.
God blessed them, saying, "All this is for you.
Help yourself to anything you like.
But never touch the tree in the middle of the Garden.
That tree gives knowledge of good and evil.
The day you eat its fruit, you will die."
God did not mean that Adam and Eve would drop down dead
the moment they ate the fruit from the tree.
He meant that in time they would die with out
His Spirit dwelling in them.
One day, Adam and Eve were gathering berries for dinner
when she heard a silky voice behind her.
"Has God told you that you can eat the fruit
from all the trees?" the voice asked softly.
Eve turned around to see a snake talking to her.
"God has told us we can eat all the fruit except for what
grows on The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil,
" Eve told the serpent. "Oh come now, that's silly!
I hardly think such a lovely fruit would do you any harm,
" the serpent lied. "God knows that if you eat
from The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil you'll
become just like God, and will be able to decide for yourself
what is right and what is wrong."
The woman looked at the fruit and thought how tasty it looked.
She thought how wonderful it would be to be as wise and
powerful as God. She believed the serpent's lie and ate the
fruit and also gave some to Adam, who was with her,
and he took a bite as well.
She felt a strange feeling in the pit of her stomach.
She fidgeted and wondered what was wrong with her.
Suddenly she realized that she was feeling guilty -
she had disobeyed God and knew she'd done something wrong.
As soon as they ate the fruit a change came over Adam and Eve.
They became unhappy and fearful of God.
Adam and Eve heard God calling them. Without thinking, they dived
into the bushes, but God knew where they were.
When God asked them if they had eaten from The Tree of the Knowledge
of Good and Evil that He had told them not to touch,
they blamed each other for their sins.
`GOD'S FIRST CREATION OF MAN`
God Created And Saw That Man Was Useless and Lonely
Thereby Creating Woman For Man Only
To Hold His Heart From Trials of Pain and Sorrow
In Building Generations of Tomorrow.....
From Beginning To End of Time World Wide
Forever To Be Beholden At His Side
To Comfort and Nurture His Days of Strife
Living by The Golden Rule of Life.....
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