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:nono:Originally posted by Frank Ernest
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (KJV)
No time frame given. Science boys and girls tell me that was about 4.3 billion years ago for the earth. Sounds good to me.
Genesis 1:2 And the earth was (Heb. transliteration "hayah" - became) without form (Heb. transliteration "tohuw" - desolate) and void (Heb. transliteration - "bohuw" - empty, ruined) and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And so, we have a heaven and earth created around 4.3 billion years ago. The earth became desolate and ruined at some point (no time frame). The last sentence of verse 2 indicates that God, at some point (no time frame) decided to replenish or renew, not create, the earth. Earth was already created and had been around for a long time.
- For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Exodus 20:11