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Did God bring order to the creation?

Submitted: 4/6/2008
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Question: Genesis 1:1-2 says, 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.' In short the earth in chaos. Some Bible scholars agree that God spoke and made all things in order from chaos. Is it right to mean this passage?

Answer: The word 'kosmos' means and ordered system. The word 'chaos' means a disordered system. In Genesis 1 God turned chaos into a kosmos. This shows His power to turn a life characterized by emptiness and disorder into a life filled with order and purpose.