What a fascinating question; one that many have pondered. How can a person know what happened before he was born? How could anybody know when the Universe was formed? How could Moses have know what happened at the beginning of Creation?
Those who think they are really intelligent, stand back and point out that the Bible is a fabrication because nobody could have known what happened at the beginning of Creation unless the person was there. The not so arrogant read the Bible and note that God showed Moses what His plans were. But then to use the Bible to explain the Bible is called circular reasoning. I suppose one has to be in an echo chamber to know one is in an echo chamber.
The gold fish looks out of its bowl and wonders how it ever got there—well, figuratively speaking. Humans look up into the sky and wonder how the sky appeared, but forget to ask why they were born to suffer and then die. The gold fish does not have a bird brain—at least, not as far as I know.
Moses is accredited with having written the Torah—the Pentateuch. The information therein is attributed to have either come from the Creator God Himself—who was there at the beginning—and other sources that were reliable in respect to the historical account.
In saying the Earth was without form, this means it did not exist as a separate entity. Just like you had no form before you were created or procreated—whichever way you want to portray your coming into existence.
Many people attempt to look at the Bible critically—as if they possessed eternal life and were about to become omniscient—but fail to realize that like the gold fish in the bowl, they are subjected to a time limit.
Realism is the belief that what is happening now is what counts, the past has already been and the future is yet to come. But since this is a belief, pinch yourself in your most tender spot with sharp finger nails and wake up to a little bit of reality. Reality is very much about the “now” experience—if you get the point; that is, if it you are not receiving a pinch and punch for the first of the month.
A thought has no form. A spoken word has no form. The thought cannot be seen. The spoken word cannot be seen. So is this proof of nothing? Yet you may say:
If the Earth was without form, then it was formless. If it was formless, then there was no earth…. How does this knowledge that there was no form, be proof of nothing? Even if the Earth existed in concept only, this does not mean nothing existed.If nothing exists, then it exists, because no thing exists—a koan; that is, a puzzling paradoxical statement to ponder.
The Bible essentially teaches us I AM exists, and without I AM, there is nothing. But since I AM WHO EXISTS is infinite, everything that exists does so because The One Who Exists brought it into being. This very One also became flesh and dwelt among men.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him. Without him was not anything made that has been made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness hasn’t overcome it. There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John. The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but was sent that he might testify about the light. The true light that enlightens everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made through him, and the world didn’t recognize him. He came to his own, and those who were his own didn’t receive him. But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name: who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. John testified about him. He cried out, saying, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has surpassed me, for he was before me.… Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. No one has seen God at any time. The one and only Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, he has declared him. (John 1:1-18)Much exists of which we know nothing. Yet it exists, even though we have not been able to form the thought of its existence in our feeble, miserable, minuscule minds. Tragically, too many individuals seem to think that the little they know is everything that exists. Maybe the gold fish in the bowl is better off than those who possess such pathetic mindsets.
From what the Bible says, only humans have the torment of knowing eternity exists without being able to realize it; for death reigns over us all—even if death’s form is not so obvious and appears formless when entertained as a thought.
The Formless Words Of Life Take Hold Of Those Who Are Honest Of Heart … Viva!