The No Woe Zone
God Created the Heavens and the Earth
The first book of the Bible is called Genesis, which means the creation or beginning. The first words are:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. [Genesis 1:1-3]
God was not created. He always has been and always will be. He made all things. After this we are told about God making the plants and animals, and then Adam and Eve. In our New Testament we are given more info.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. [John 1:1-5]
Hi. I'm the angel Gabriel. You can call me Gabe. I am God's messenger to help explain what happened.
Yes, God made everything. That's big time. Now you know who is really in charge.
The Word is Jesus, and He was also there. He was with God from the beginning, getting ready for his turn to be a man and bring salvation to all of us.
Jesus is the Light. The Light shines on woe and makes it fade in our hearts. Turn to the Light.
Can you fill in the blank? Before God created Adam, He created __________ . The answer is also a blank in the creation story and isn't told there.
The answer is "angels." God created angels before man. One of these angels became known as, "That ancient serpent, called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world." [Revelation 12:9, 20:2] The fallen angels who followed Satan became known as demons. They are the darkness who could not understand the Light.
That ancient serpent is Sneaky Snake, the one who tricked Eve into eating the forbidden fruit. You will want to read that important story next at ADAM.