Void > Full

For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

(2 Corinthians 5:21) NKJV

God can’t abide sin, he can’t look on it. Yet in order for free will to be a possibility, sin has to be possible. How does a perfectly pure and righteous God create a world where evil exists? He became sin for us.

Void: וָבֹ֔הוּ – bo’-hoo

  • Emptiness, void
  • From an unused root (meaning to be empty);
    • a vacuity, i.e. (superficially) an undistinguishable ruin
    • emptiness, void.

The deep of Genesis 1:2 is described as void. Void is usually translated empty. We understand the meaning of words by looking at their context so the meaning empty is used by those who imagine the moments before creation as being empty space. However, it can’t mean that space is empty because it occurs in the description of the deep, which is a body of water. How could the deep be empty and void? Logically the only way for water to be empty and void is if it’s perfectly pure.

The fall of creation was the command let light be, which caused formerly pure water of the deep to become impure as nucleosynthesis formed the elements of the periodic table by fusing protons. Each fusion emits a photon (light) which causes on proton to become a neutron, the corruption inherent in our universe. This aligns with the broad narrative of scripture in which Christ became sin for us. The pure had to become impure. The Earth was created within a physical system which was fallen. It started in the deep. The lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Now you may be wondering, how could a corrupted world be described as very good, or even perfect? Perfect means lacking nothing. The corrupted universe lacked nothing. It was perfectly suited to carry out its purpose.


January 30th – Combining Scripture with Physics

Formless became a form, empty became full, dark became light.


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