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When Did God Create The Earth

"In the begining God created the Heaven and the earth." (Genesis 1:1) Is the 'earth' in this scripture a reference to the planet we live on or all planets? Does the begining of every galaxy, star, planet and cosmic dust have the same begining on the creation timeline?

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your blog is very nice......its so nice.....i agree of your blog because you choose the biblical one than the other one
---sean on 6/15/09


Blessing Joesph,
For some reason,I understand this when studing.Even in the English.It is one reason out of many for the cause of looking more into the Hebrew study, which is where I am spending more time then these blogs.(Is that a long sentence or what?...maybe I should still continue with English studies).
Anyway...I am currently studing Ancient Hebrew along with the Pictrographs.I purpose a question on the other blog regarding the translation of erets,land and ground.
I'm trying to understand where the translation comes from the pictrograph to the Hebrew Aleph-bet, then to the transliteration of the letter.Does that make sense?
Not sure if you can assist.Eitherway,
thanks for your patience.

God's Peace.
---char on 2/28/09


god created the unavers
---brett on 1/31/08


when did god created the earth and heaven/
how old is he
---gatkuoth on 8/8/07


Joseph thank you for your gracious reply. Truly the words of one who is seeking.

Others write here, people I consider to be deceivers & you can pick them by their evasive replies. They don't react to what has actually been written but keep on with their now exposed attempts at deception.

God bless.
---Warwick on 7/7/07




Thank you Ktisophilos & Warwick for sharing your thoughts concerning my post, I believe that your responses were given in the spirit of love & concern for a brother you view as in error. I will consider your statements in my continued study. Keep sharing & caring. I for one appreciate, your input. If you or any of 'The' family consider anything else I post in the future as contradicting scripture please bring it to my attention. Thanks

P.S. My post were intended for the Creation of the earth blog.
---joseph on 7/6/07


Catherine please excuse me but isn't your attitude a little selfish-doesn't bother you so shouldn't bother anyone else? It bothers lots of other people.

The reality of Genesis is the real foundation of our real need for real salvation,(the foundation of the Gospel) & real eternity in a real heaven, not just some warm & fuzzy belief.

Many people have their faith in the reality of Genesis & by extension of the whole Bible destroyed by these age of the earth etc issues. They need answers.
---Warwick on 7/6/07


Do you know what? Man, I am so busy loving on God to worry about some of this stuff. I KNOW that God created me and I am thankful. He created me and everything out there, and I am so thankful. Praise God, forever. I will.
---catherine on 7/6/07


Steveng, saying that the creation date doesn't matter is saying in effect that it doesn't really matter what God said!
---Ktisophilos on 7/6/07


Stevenq-the chronology of God's creation isn't some frivolous matter. A straight forward reading of Genesis shows sin & death entered the world because of Adams sin. Other beliefs such Gap Theory/God used evolution - place the fossil record (full of death disease & suffereing) before sin.

God's word says death is the last enemy to be defeated- 1 Co.15:21-26. How can death be an enemy if it was part of God's creative method?

Compromise views destroy the Gospels foundations!
---Warwick on 7/6/07




I would like to explain why I believe we are currently living in the 2nd earth age. This is not an attempt to counter or denounce the belief of another, it is simply to clarify my position. Heb.11:3 "Though faith we understand that the 'worlds' (plural) 'were' (past tense) framed by the Word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear." The word 'framed' as used in this verse has two distinct meanings both of which are applicable to this one verse. Cont. Pt.2
---joseph on 7/6/07


Pt.2 Framed>1. Prepare perfectly complete 2.Thoroughly repaired or restored. The word 'Worlds' as used here is defined as-An age, past, present or future. Since the word is plural & referenced in the past tense, it can only be referring to the establishment this age & one prior to it. The Earth was "created" framed, as in prepared perfectly in the "beginning". Like everything brought forth from it, nothing needed to be added to or subtracted from it, other than woman from man. Cont.3
---joseph on 7/6/07


Pt.3 Isa,45:18 documents this, particularly the word "established" which means 'perfectly prepared the position & condition of' in the language used. It is also written that he created it 'not' in 'vain' which is the same word used for "without form" in both Gen.1:2 & Jer.4:23. As I have pointed out 2 Pet.3:5 documents the destruction of the first world with an "overflow"- an intense surge of- water. Thus he again "framed", as in thoroughly restored it for man.
---joseph on 7/6/07


Joseph, the gap theory was discredited long ago. Jeremiah 4:23 alludes to Genesis 1:2 by the biblical principle that judgment is often a reversal of creation. Thus the Flood took the earth back to before Day 3, i.e. before God separated the land from the water. Jer. 4 is prophesying a judgement so severe that it would be like taking the earth back to its unformed and unfilled state before God started creating. It does NOT mean that the phrase tohu va bohu in itself refers to judgement.
---Ktisophilos on 7/5/07


You people are spending just too much time thinking about the creation instead of the creator. Isn't it enough to have faith that He created everything instead of trying to figure out a frivolous debate as to when He created it? I think we can have better use of our time, our mind and resources to love God, love our neighbors, and to feed, clothe, quench the thirst of the poor and needy. don't you agree?
---Steveng on 7/1/07


Joseph
No one knows how old the earth is. There is much evidence it is young & less evidence it is billions of years old. The evolutionary idea proposes that everything evolved over vast periods of time but there was no method which could determine age. So the need of the billions of years was there first.

The Biblical genealogies show an earth aged in the thousands of years. Cont.
---Warwick on 7/1/07


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Cont1
Jesus the Creator plainly believed man was created at the beginning of creation not after ages of evolution therefore with the lack of proof of the billions of years & Jesus words & the genealogies I am convinced its a young world after all!

The version of the beginning you propose is tortured theology & goes against plain meaning.

Genesis begins In the beginning God created ( Hebrew bara= from nothing) the heavens & the earth.
---Warwick on 7/1/07


Cont2
At this stage the earth was formless & empty (obviously) because this was the first day, just the beginning of the steps of creation. There is no gap between 1&2 as the whole process was carried out over 6 consecutive earth-rotation days the basis of the human week- Exodus 20:8.

The word replenish in the KJV did not mean re-fill when this version was written. It simply meant fill, as the NIV & others correctly render it.
---Warwick on 7/1/07


On what I am studying>>>A number of creation scientists now feel there is mounting evidence that our earth may be much younger than, supposed, perhaps less than 12,000 years old. If man appeared over one million years ago, the present world population would be thousands of times greater than it actually is. Infact, our entire galaxy could not provide the needed space for so many.>>>> The present world population is around 4.3 billion.
---catherine on 7/1/07


I know the earth to be older than 6,000 years. Whether it is millions of years old or not, I have no idea, however it is possible. Why? Gen.1:1"In the beginning God 'created' [as the formative process] the heaven and the earth." Something obviously happened between verse 1&2. Isa.45:18 "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God Himself 'formed' [determined & purposed] the earth and 'made' [brought it forth & accomplished] it. He has established it. Cont. Pt.2
---joseph on 7/1/07


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Pt.2 "He created it not 'in vain' [A desolation of surface, worthless, without form or void], He formed it to be inhabited:" Gen.1:2 "And the earth 'was' [became] without form, and void;" How? 2Pet.3:5 "By the word of God the heavens were of 'old' [ancient times] and the earth standing out of water and in the water; whereby the 'world' [cosmos-the orderly harmonious universe] that then was, being overflowed with water, 'perished' [was fully destroyed]. Cont. Pt.3
---joseph on 7/1/07


Pt.3 Jer.4:23-25 "I beheld the earth, and lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens and they had no light" We now enter into this dispensation of time. "and darkness was upon the face of the 'deep' [a surging mass of water]. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said...." The Genesis account from 1:2 forward documents the restoration, rather than the creation of the earth. Man was created 'to replenish' the earth. [To make full or complete again]
---joseph on 7/1/07


Rickey: There is no conflict in meaning between Gen 1 and Gen 2. You are reading in something that is not there. Just because something is said fully in one place and partially in another doesn't make them conflicting. If that were the case, we should throw out all four gospels. God forbid.
---jerry6593 on 3/8/07


Read Genesis Chapter 1 It's too long for me to write.
Genesis 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made: and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
---Loretta on 3/6/07


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Rickney, your are suggesting the 'gap theory', look into this and you will realise the truth.
People should stop suggesting, we will never know cause we do know, it was created in six litteral days. It is very straight forward, the bigger question is why are you not able to take God at His word.
The gap theory is seriously flawed with big holes running all the way through it.
---johnlovesginalyn on 3/6/07


2 PETER 3:8
For the Lord a day is as a thousand years and a thousand years are as a day.
A thousand years are as a day also, not just a day as a thousand years so to suggest this theory of 2000+2000+2000 and 1000 years of Christs reign is totally obserd.
What Peter is say is that God has the ability to see things clearly irrespective of time, His insight and mercy is limitless.
---Johnlovesginalyn on 3/6/07


Rickey: You must use scripture to interpret scripture, not your own ideas.

Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is

The word "made" used herein, like the word "created" used in Gen 1:1, means exactly that. It does not mean improved or restored. That is a gross mistranslation.
---jerry6593 on 3/6/07


One day is like a thousand years with the Lord. According to the Word.Our concept of days are different. It could have taken 6000 yrs to create this world. Then God rested on the seventh day. Just my thoughts.
---robyn on 3/5/07


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.rickey, you err. "In the beginning God CREATED the heaven and the earth", and not restored as you wrongly say. The earth was restored or refilled after the worldwide flood in Noah's day, and not before.
---Eloy on 3/5/07


Jerry question, when God makes something does He make a mistake? If so then you are correct about the 7-day creation. But since He doesn't then something had to have happened between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2. God created the heavens and the earth " in the beginning".

It doesn't say He did it in 6-days "in the beginning".
---Rickey on 3/5/07


In Genesis 1:3-26 it shows that God wasn't creating, but restoring. Isaiah 14 & Ezekial 28 shows the reason why.
Satan brought destruction to the earth. God was restoring it.

Another question, how can God "create" something that has already been created?

He couldn't. That's why I believe, according to scripture, that He was restoring the earth.
---Rickey on 3/5/07


Some believe the other planets were once inhabited, but because of sin they were destroyed and these dead orbs now hang as corpses in space as a memorium to the living. "In the beginning God created heaven and earth"- and not earthS. There is not another earth, the earth is this world. And there is no other life alive on other planets, no oxygen, no running water, no herbage, nothing but the void of space. Yes, God created heaven on the first day, and the heavenly hosts on the fourth day.
---Eloy on 3/4/07


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This is surely a frivolus debate. We know the time of the beginning like we know the time of the end. We don't. No one knows, but God. Now do something constructive and go out and help the poor and needy.
---Steveng on 3/2/07


Scriptures talk only about one single creation. Not two or three. and it happenede in six litteral days.
---Fritz on 3/2/07


Cynthia 1- Exodus 31:14-17 God speaks of the Sabbath day - Vs 17 says He made the heavens & the earth in six days. Nowhere does He say the universe was made outside of the six days.

Also Jesus said man was made 'at the beginning of creation' Mark 10:6-8-if there was an unknowable time line between 'In the beginning' & man's creation then Jesus got it totally wrong! But He says if we can't trust him about earthly things how can we trust Him about heavenly things. How indeed?
---Warwick on 3/2/07


Dr. John Lightfoot Theologian===Creation week started around 4004 BC And the Creation of Adam took place on Friday of that week. Oct. 23, 4004 BC AT nine AM. [forty-fifth meridian time.] Note-Exercise care in attempting to pinpoint exactly a recent creation Date. World population iS around--4.3 billion people. [I am certain the only excuse why man keeps coming up with so many theories on the CREATION IS THIS. "MAN DOES NOT WANT TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE".] "It will not work."
---catherine on 3/2/07


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6000 years ago our planet was created by Jehovah Elohim. When did God create and make the material universes? In the beginning is all the Bible says Gen 1:1 It was the dateless past not in the six days of Gen 1:3-2:25 for the heavens and earth were already in existence by that time. Weather it was beyond 6 Billion years ago we do not know, but there was a Pre-Adamite world.
---Cynthia_1 on 3/2/07


The word earth in Genesis = ehrets in Hebrew & is our spinning orb.

God created the earth, the universe & everything in it in 6 days, defining days as the dark bit followed by the light bit i.e. a day as defined by the rotating earth beamed upon by what we call the sun. Some just will not believe but the crunch is that all men lie but God cannot.

We know when Jesus lived & have the list of dads linking Adam with Jesus so the time-line is thousands of years from Creation to now.
---Warwick on 3/1/07


JHonny- the terms 'without form and void' refer to the fact that everything was created over a 6-day time-span. If I remember my Hebrew correctly the words are 'tohu wah bohu' which should be translated 'the earth was (not became)without shape and empty.

Therefore the earth was first made & at that stage didn't yet have a defined landform nor any creatures. Nothing to do with Satan at all.
---Warwick on 3/1/07


MikeM - The term day is defined clearly in Genesis chapter1. Did Science which has never created anything make the World or did God?
If Science contradicts what God says are we to believe the mind of man or are we to rely on the Mind of the Creator?
Did you take the time to read Job chapt 38-42?
When it comes to knowing the mind of the creator and knowing what science says who is checking grey matter on the coat rack?
More on this later.
Edmond
---Edmond on 3/1/07


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Jerry ... Thank you for reinforcing my point
---alanUKquent64534 on 2/23/07


Now Alan, you know that Scientists are no more liars than are Lawyers and Politicians.
---jerry6593 on 2/23/07


Maybe it was GMT? ... Although it had not then been invented by the scientists, and we all know that they tell lies anyway.
---alanUKquent64534 on 2/21/07


Creation timeline for stars. Gen1:15. "And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. br>17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,"
God says what he put in the firmament on the fourth day. Sometimes hard to know who to beleive. Made up stuff, or God.
---jhonny on 2/21/07


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Isa 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Is it possible that God is here trying to tell us that some of our questions about Him are just plain stupid?
---jerry6593 on 2/21/07


"Is the 'earth' in this scripture a reference to the planet we live on...?

The devil gets way too much credit, and he takes all he can get, anyway he can get it.

"Without form and void". He wants credit for that. He messed it all up, and God had to janitorialize, and clean up all the mess the devil made, over those six recorded days of "fixer-upping". The devil made God do all that clean-up work, and record the devil's mess right away in the bible. Not!
---jhonny on 2/20/07


People have a hard time Believing in the existence of God! One of the main reasons is the big question- who or what created God! We will never know this, unless in future years when God makes his dwelling with men as written in Revelation 21&22, God allows it to be revealed- which I doubt. Satan tryed to be like the Most High God and look where it landed him. Some questions are better left alone. If God wanted us to know, he would have made it available for us in the Bible!
---DePuTy on 2/20/07


bobby, we cant wrap our minds around the fact that God is out of time, that he existed b4 time existed, that he had no beginning...WE CANT UNDERSTAND THAT...trust me if you think about it long enough it doesnt compute, and neither does forever...and the infinite expanse of the universe.
---mark on 2/20/07


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I only have one question- if God created the earth and the Heavens, who or what created God
---bob on 2/20/07


Eloy, please quote the scripture where God created April, or May, Or October..
---NurseRobert on 2/17/07


.nurseRoberts, on the contrary God indeed established April, as well as the rest of the other months in a year.
---Eloy on 2/16/07


Eloy, just because you say it does not make it true. How do you account for the fact that there were no months at the time of April..
God certainly did not say "let there be April!"
---NurseRobert on 2/15/07


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.nurseRobert, My last replies were not posted. For teaching purposes I already converted the time from God's time to man's time for you. I believe all truth, therefore yes I believe all that I say, however many choose not to believe what I say, but their unbelief in no way changes the facts of truth.
---Eloy on 2/15/07


.nurseRoberts, The time of Adam's creation that I posted is Mediterranean time. Thus if you were in Eastern Standard Time, the time of Adam's creation would be 7 hours later, which would then be April 1st between 12 midnight and 1 o'clock A.M.
---Eloy on 2/15/07


Rickey said: "Contrary to popular belief, the heavens and the earth were not created in 6-days." God says that you are wrong.

Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth

Acts 4:19 Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
---jerry6593 on 2/15/07


Thanks deputy. And I agree. God created time for us. And that is the important matter.
---jhonny on 2/14/07


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Johnny, I don't understand how you can say God has time. Jesus Christ said "whoever believes in me shall not perish but have ETERNAL life."

Eternal means- existing through all time: lasting for all time without beginning or end. 2. unchanging: unaffected by the passage of time. 3. seemingly everlasting: seeming to go on forever or recur incessantly. something everlasting: something that lasts for all time without beginning or end.
God has no time, he made time for US only!
---DePuTy on 2/14/07


Deputy, thanks for your thoughts though I do not agree at all. Genesis 1:23 ends the 5th day, verses 24-31 tell us the events of the 6th day. Genesis 2;1-3 tells us what God did next. Chapter 2:4 and onward give us details of that creation. To me the Bible is plain, and straight forward. I simply accept the account and everyone is free to believe, to speculate, or to reject.
---Wayne87 on 2/13/07


Nurse Robert you know very well it was daylight saving time. God is in the saving business.
Stop trying to trap poor ol' Eloy.
Also 5-6PM is dinner time. That must be why it took a whole hour to make man.
---Elder on 2/13/07


#1
Wayne
In the Genesis creation, God made different things in different days; But, Man alone was made on the 6th day- Genesis 1:26-31.
I believe that from Genesis 1 to 2:2&3 we are given a 'synopsis' of all creation.
I believe that based on the following: In Genesis Day 3 (Genesis 1:9-13) it states that God made the Land produce vegetation (plants etc.)- Man had not been created yet!
continued.....
---DePuTy on 2/13/07


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#2
The Bible startes giving details about Man from Genesis 2:4 to Revelation 20. Notice what the following states and pay close attention:
Genesis 2 'This is the ACCOUNT of the heavens and the earth when they were created. when the Lord God made the earth and the heavens-- and NO shrub of the field had yet sprung up.. God had not sent rain yet(clue)... and there was NO man to work the Ground (clue)!" If man was already created before this account, why is stating 'there was no man?'
---DePuTy on 2/13/07


#3
This proves my point that from Genesis 1 to 2:1-3 we are given a quick "synopsis".

From Genesis 2:4 to Revelation 20
the bible is giving us all the information we need to know about Man, which includes us. The bible is a like a video Casette- rewind and you'll find Adam & Eve- Fastforwad to us (present) fastforward to the end and you find God's dwelling with man found in Revelation 20, 21 & 22!
The Bible is Alive... Glory to God- his word is Alive!
---DePuTy on 2/13/07


Deputy--In Genesis, we clearly see that God made MAN ALONE in day 6.

I must be missing something here. What are you trying to say? My Bible says God made on the earth living creatures, beasts of the earth, cattle, and creeping things on the earth, besides man, male and female. Just not sure what I must have missed of your thought.
---Wayne87 on 2/12/07


Eloy, was that Eastern Standard time or Pacific time?

You really believe that, don't you?
---NurseRobert on 2/12/07


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There is no way possible that someone could pinpoint the exact time that God created anything. This is an example of zeal without
knowledge which cause people to laugh at the ignorance of some and to not take the Bible serious. People that want to bring attention to themselves will use things like this to do so.
Rom 1:22, Professing themselves to be wise they became fools. Read Prov 12:23 & 15:2.
---Elder on 2/12/07


Nurse Robert you have made Eloy tell one of the funniest jokes I've heard so far.
I know that Timex "Takes a Lick'in and keeps on Ticking" but this one was wound too tight.
---Elder on 2/12/07


NurseRobert, Man was created on March 30th 4194 B.C. between 5 and 6 o'clock p.m.
---Eloy on 2/12/07


Surely the important thing is He created the miraculous, powerful and majestic spark that brought creation into life. Scientists suggest billions of years ago, others that the universe has had a multitude of big bangs, so it could be a figure beyond human comprehension. Perhaps in the scale of eternity it is only a second old. All relative. Important thing is that we recognize God created it, and follow the teachings of Jesus!
---Ed on 2/12/07


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Deputy: That is interesting. I'd say fairly accurate as well, depending on some minor adjustment. I'd say it's time to restore and repent. Isa 42:22 "But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore."
---jhonny on 2/11/07


Yes, Deputy God does have time. He created time for us, and time exists for God. Peter did a good job of explaining a difficult concept. Let's say time is different for God.
---jhonny on 2/11/07


Donna9759: About your 1/17/07 post. Just brush off what others do to you, just pray for their soul. for it's written that a fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult or offense. Do not allow the sun go down while you are still angry.
---Steveng on 2/11/07


This surely is a frivolous debate. There are moe important things to do than to debate such a theory like spreading the Gospel for the time is short, the harvest is plenty and the workers are few.

But, after thirty five years of researching this debate, one grain of sand on the beach of science is objective and the rest are subjective, only theory.
---Steveng on 2/11/07


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#1
Jhonny- Working God to fit mans time? Huh?

The Bible clearly gives a geneology from Adam & Eve to the Birth of Christ. A lot of people don't read the geneology because they find it boring- But it's there!
God works in sevens as we have learned through out the Bible! The bible clearly states that from Adam & Eve to Jesus Christ there's a period of 4,000 years. We're in the year 2007- which means that from Adam & Eve to Now there's a time frame of 6,007 years.
---DePuTy on 2/11/07


#2
2 Peter 3:8
In the sight of God- A day is as a thousand years, a thousand years as a day.
If 6,007 years have gone by, 6 days in the sight of God have gone by. We are approaching day 7- the 1,000 year reign of Christ!
God has N0 time! He is Everlasting- as written in the Bible! This clearly implies that God, who has no time, created time for Man- According to his purpose and plan! This TIMELINE is important- it helps in unraveling 'latter day' prophecies!
---DePuTy on 2/11/07


#3
In Genesis, we clearly see that God made MAN ALONE in day 6- And he rested in day 7 from his creation!
Interestingly enough, From Adam to Now it's been 6 days. Day 7- The 1,000 year reign of Christ is going to bring a sense of rest to the World. In Revelation we are told that Christ will bring PEACE which means the World will see War NO MORE! Everything we need to know about the World from creation to 'the end' is in the Bible! The bible tells the Past, Present, and Future- End of the Age!
---DePuTy on 2/11/07


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