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[#04] Genesis 1:4 – God Divided Light from Darkness

One Verse PodcastDo you live separate from the world? As a follower of Jesus, Scripture instructs you to have nothing to do with deeds of darkness and the ways of this world. But how are you to do that?

Does it mean you should stay away from non-Christian people, and never attend non-Christian parties, and shun all non-Christian activities and places? Some Christians think so.

Of course, the religious mentality which says we must avoid all sinful people and sinful places is nearly impossible to consistently practice, which tells us that this is probably not what God had in mind.

In this episode of the One Verse Podcast, we look at Genesis 1:4 and see how God separated light from darkness on the first day of creation, and from this, draw some tentative conclusions about how you and I can separate from darkness without falling into the trap of religion.

The Text of Genesis 1:4

Genesis 1:4. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.

Genesis 1:4

In this discussion of Genesis 1:4 we look at:

  • What does it mean for God to “see” the light?
  • How God wants us to view this world (contrary to what many religions teach).
  • How God “defeats” darkness, both in creation and in our life.
  • How you can live as a light in the darkness of this world.

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[#03] Genesis 1:3 – Let there be Light

One Verse PodcastGenesis 1:3 is packed full of truth and insight into something very important. This text provides a clear contrast for us.

It contrasts how religion tells us to deal with evil in the world, and how God deals with evil in the world. God’s way leads to light and redemption, but the religious way leads only to more darkness and evil.

So if you want to know what you can do about the evil in the world today, make sure you listen to today’s show on Genesis 1:3.

The text of Genesis 1:3

Genesis 1:3. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Genesis 1:3

In this discussion of Genesis 1:3 we look at:

  • How can there be light before God created the sun, moon, and stars? The answer is that this is the wrong question.
  • The light that God spoke into existence in Genesis 1:3 is in response to the darkness that existed in Genesis 1:2.
  • Moses is continuing to make distinctions here between Yahweh and the gods of other Ancient Near East religions.
  • Learn how we can fight against darkness in the world today.

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[#02] Genesis 1:2 – Formless and Void

One Verse PodcastThis episode of the One Verse podcast looks at Genesis 1:2, where we see that although the text contains numerous dark and ominous elements, it ultimately points us to hope that our God is different than the gods of other religions.

The text of Genesis 1:2

Genesis 1:2. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.

Main points from Genesis 1:2:

  • Genesis 1:2 begins ominously. We read of chaos, destruction, and darkness.
  • Why does Moses introduce us to God in this way?
  • This episode looks at various theories about Genesis 1:2, and shows once again, that the proper way to read the text is through the eyes of the original audience.
  • When we do this, the darkness and chaos of Genesis 1:2 leads us to renewed hope about the God we serve.

Genesis 1:2

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[#01] Genesis 1:1 – In the Beginning

One Verse PodcastToday we are going to look at the very first verse in the Bible, Genesis 1:1. This text is one of the most debated texts in the Bible—at least when it comes to the subject of creation and evolution. But we are going to see that this debate is tragic, because Genesis 1:1 is not about creation vs. evolution at all.

Genesis 1:1

The Text of Genesis 1:1

Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

In this discussion of Genesis 1:1, we look at:

  • Genesis 1:1 is a battleground text over the scientific debate regarding creation and evolution. This is quite sad, for Genesis 1:1 is not a scientific text.
  • But the creation debate is not the only debate in Genesis. There are dozens others. These debates reveal the problem with studying Genesis.
  • If we get bogged down in debates, we will never understand Genesis.
  • The point of Genesis is introduced by Genesis 1:1 – the author of Genesis wants to introduce us to God.
  • Do you have Questions about God? Genesis 1:1 is the place to start.

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