Who Was There to Write “In the Beginning… ?”
A child of God asked “Who was there to write “In the Beginning….?
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” Matthew 4:4 NIV
We may tell the child of God the following: This applies whether he or she is a child or an adult… If he or she is “a Child of God”, then that implies God is their father. Our “Triune God” in biblical passages (of Daniel’s Prophecy (Daniel 7: 9, 13 and 22)), is referred to as the “Ancient of Days”. This means that Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the “Godhead” has always been in existence. God states In Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations (ESV)”. These scriptures together reveal the Godhead in existence before time even began; and shows that our almighty God actually knew individual. And this is not just the knowing of him, but having a relationship even before the person (Jeremiah in this case) was even physically conceived in the womb. This introduction is provided to say that God can commune with the minds of persons, before they are even born.
In Jeremiah 9, God touched Jeremiah’s lips to give him the words to speak to the people. We Children of God, like earthly children, are often amazed at what God can do. It is clear that God can enlighten the mind and memory of a person; and persons can speak those truths and men and women can write them down. This is true even if “In the Beginning”, no humans were around (in bodily form) to hear God or to write what he said. God, as the scriptures teach, has countless ways to cause his Words to be said, explained, and recorded by humankind (when writing became available). This applies even for things God wants us to know, even things that happened before the advent of mankind.
In the Book of Genesis, through the enlightened mind of Moses his Prophet; God provided to the Jewish people some of his actions, which amazingly enough includes some of his thoughts at the time he was creating the earth. The Ten Commandments and the Genesis creation story were carved into stone tablets and preserved for the generations of Christians to follow, in the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible). As stated in Genesis 1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. 3 And God said, ‘Let there be light’, and there was light. 4 And God saw that the light was good.” Belief in the authenticity of these and other canonical books, can only be achieved by the Faith of an individual around the reading and/or the understanding of them. God is so very gracious and loving, to have provided us such great enlightenment as the written Bible, to the blessing of our souls.
The following is provided to more simply summarize a very complicated question which only appears simple and the reply as well. The child of God is a new creation, newly born of God (with only a few years) and is asking for nourishment. So he/she asks, “How can I nourish myself with the Bible, when even if God was there to say it, I can’t imagine who was there to listen, write it down and convey it to me, across the many millenniums of time. In response Christ speaks from the scriptures on behalf of the Unified Godhead (present at the beginning)… that to become a mature spiritual Child of God, the seeker must consume not just the bread crumbs of mere thought, time and existence (as the existential philosophers do). But rather use the Faith that was created in them before they were ever born, to feed on every single provided word of the Scriptures. This is preferred, rather than to stop and stare aimlessly into oblivion, after reading only the first three (3) words from the very mouth of God, ‘In the beginning …’ In Christ’s statement from Matthew 4:4, He is encouraging even Satan to seek a life which discovers the entire Word of God and produces a mature spiritual life and salvation; as opposed to simply reciting specific scriptures (as Satan was doing) to make points toward secularism humanism (aimed at creating willful doubt of the promises God has spoken).
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