Chapter 2

The second chapter heavily discusses the work God performed on the sixth day, especially humankind. This is a second accounting of the creation BUT NOT a second creation thought by some. This is a detailed explanation of the creation as told by a different writer. The writer's characteristics appear to change for the second chapter. That is why, sometimes, there is some controversy. It is thought that the accounting of Genesis from 2:4 to 5:1 was probably written by Adam. We have to remember that at the beginning, Adam was perfect with no sin. This perfection would naturally have to incorporate communications skills, both oral and written. God would have wanted us to transmit through the generations all the power and glory of Himself; don't you think? The references to God in divine names is different from chapter 1. God is called the Lord God (Jehovah Elohim) instead of God (Elohim). In chapter 4, God is referred to as Lord (Jehovah). The name God is used in 4:25. So, as you can see, there are some differences to consider.

Some will say the words are being twisted to eliminate evolution. Perhaps God used evolution for His creation process. Wouldn't He be using His natural laws? The problem is, the laws of life God created did not include death and imperfection at that time. He did not "create" evil and sin. The greatest evidence used by evolutionists is the fossil record. Fossils are DEATH. That is what a fossil is: the remains or impressions of the dead. The fossils could not have been left before creation (the six days) as in the (Gap Theory). They could not have been deposited during the six days. During some of the days, the creatures creating the fossils were not even created yet (day-age theory: one day = ages of time). "Natural Selection" infers imperfections. Since we read the Bible as God inspired, we read the words as HIS words. Therefore, they are perfect. So, we read the words as they are and do not "interpret" them. We try to understand them.

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