The Holy Bible quotes two beginnings, making it enigmatic to ordinary readers. To start with, the Bible shows God as having neither a beginning nor an end. This presentation intends to help readers demystify themselves of the common misunderstanding. We will start with what is depicted in the Book of Genesis, before delving into the encoded beginning in John’s gospel Book.
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 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” (Genesis 1:1-2 NIV).
This passage of Scripture refers to the material universe, with its attribute of starting, changing and ending. Anything that begins, has to have an end, in this world. This can be described as one of the most profound mysteries in the Bible, whose manifestation cannot be disputed.
The material universe was created to have a duration of time in its existence. The animals that we perceive today are assumed as different from those of olden times, although resembling the same ancestral equation. The material earth, as known today, is the mother of everything existing, organically.
The grass and trees are subject to wearing out, over time. They succumb to rotting and getting swallowed up in the soil, from where they sprung. The same fate awaits every material object known to exist, including human beings.
To Adam, he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil, you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow, you will eat your food until you return to the ground since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust, you will return” (Genesis 3:17-19 NIV).
As shown in the above passage, Adam is included in the composition of the earth. Adam existed physically; therefore, he was poised to return to the same earth from where he and his descendants came. However, Adam carried a special attribute which we will refer to, later.
But, suffice to say anything that is as material as earthly, comes to an end. Jesus said; “Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away” (Matthew 24:35). This, therefore, confirms the fact that what was created at the beginning (Genesis 1:1), is poised to come to an end.
The description of everything created at the beginning (Genesis 1:1), carries an attribute of ending, at some point. The components of earthly objects carry the time factor. Scientifically, time is static. The movements, from one place to another, are attributed to the material universe. Throwing a stone from one place to another creates duration before it lands at some distant point, elsewhere.
The distance relates to timing, determined by energized velocity before the stone reaches the destination, whether swiftly or slowly. The swiftness or the slowness of that stone is dependent upon the time it takes to reach its destination. This is how time is measured and calculated, in our evaluation of material objects.
My age bears the length of time, related to my existence, since the day of my birth. All my achievements or failures are covered for the duration of my lifespan, measured during earthly existence. The same applies to other individuals, including beasts of the land, and every other physical object.
Some objects are more durable than others but poised to eventually come to an end. The existence of the earth, as the mother of everything that physically exists, might outlast everything. This is, but a glimpse of the physical universe mentioned in Genesis 1:1.
Genesis 1:2 described a chaotic earthly condition. From then on, what is observable to ordinary humanity, is the assumption of the physical creation in the considered six-day week of creation. That is not true. The misunderstanding can be uncovered on another day. But suffice to say the six-day week is a rearrangement of what had been created in Genesis 1:1 but which had become chaotic.