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Creatio Ex Nihilo – Creation Out Of Nothingness

Written By: CK Quarterman - Aug• 07•11
Absolute Paradox

Absolute Paradox

Creatio Ex Nihilo

Latin: ‘Creation out of nothing’

The magnificent, omnipotent (all powerful), omniscient (all knowing), and omnipresent (present everywhere) Godhead called into existence the space time universe. When God created, he created space and time; there was no time before creation. God is eternal; he exists outside time and space, he is the “ high and lofty One who inhabits eternity”. He stands outside of time. Time was created along with the universe and began at a finite point “Creatio Ex Nihilo” out of nothingness with the big-bang. To the casual observer the moment of creation would appear as a single point of energy or singularity. This singularity would be the result of having the entire cosmos compressed in the words of God, hence the big-bang model of the universe. When God spoke the words they exploded into all of the known and unknown elements, the fires of the suns, the darkness, and the cold. Neither darkness nor light existed before creation Ex Nihilo. God made the cosmos by mere will of having it to exist.

Creation occurred “ex deo”, or out of the very substance of God. Everything that exists exists because of God created it with his very own substance and nature. God created from nothingness. We are all in a way His children because of this creative act, and perhaps we even had preexistence within the depths of God.

Before creation, God was all that there was, there was no darkness, void or non-existent space. God made the universes by mere will of having them appear, without any use of pre-existent matter.

Man does not know how vast creation is. There are realms and dimensions of existence without number and realities that cannot be measured.

Time is something that is exclusive to this realm in which you live. Eternity is not bound by time. I live in this eternity along with other brothers in man’s defense. God lives in eternity which has no beginning and no end. Before time, there was only eternity, and for God eternity is a never-ending present. God can see what is happening anywhere in the Universe at any given time, past, present or future. God sees it in its entire entirety at once!

To the casual observer, the moment of creation might appear as a singularity or a big bang.

This singularity was the result of having the realms compressed into two words which the Lord spoke. When God spoke the words Light be, these words exploded into the worlds we see now, the realms we don’t see and the rudiments and stones of fire. Neither shadow nor illumination existed before creation. The Lord made this physical realm by mere will of having it appear, without any use of preexistent substance. Theologians refer to this as creatio ex nihilo, meaning creation out of nothing. There are dimensions of reality without number and dimensions that cannot be calculated. The realms were created out of the very substance and nature of God. We are all in this manner His children because of this creative act. We had preexistence within the mind of God.


The Gap Theory suggests that there is a gap of time between a distinct creation event in the first verse of Genesis and the second recreation in the second verse of Genesis, explaining the age of the Earth.

The Gap Theory suggests (Gap creationists) that science has proved that the Earth is far older than can be accounted for by adding up Biblical chronology.

The Gap Theory maintains that the Genesis creation account is inerrant in matters of scientific fact, and Gap creationists assert that there is a gap of time in the Biblical account that lasted an unknown number of years between a first creation in Genesis 1:1 and a second recreation in Genesis 1:2-31. This allows for various observations, including the age of the Earth, the age of the universe, dinosaurs, oil formation, ice ages, and geological formations to have occurred as outlined by science without contradicting a literal belief in Genesis.

The Gap Theory differs from day-age creationism, which suggests that the ‘days’ of creation were much longer periods (of thousands or millions of years), and from young Earth creationism, which although it agrees concerning the six literal 24-hour days of creation, does not suggest a gap of time. The gap theory puts forward that a cataclysmic judgment was pronounced upon the earth during the period between the first and second verse as the result of the fall of Lucifer. And that the other verses of Genesis describe a reforming of the earth from a chaotic state.

The six days of genesis are the account of a re-creation, or regeneration of a previously existing heavens and earth, not the original creation, and that genesis chapter one’s seven creative days are not a geological history of the earth!

The Gap Theory relies upon specific linguistic reasoning behind the Hebrew Scriptures. First, a newly created earth should not have been without form and void. Second that the word “was” in Genesis 1:2 is more accurately translated “became”. The English word “was” is haw-yaw’ in Hebrew which means “become”, or come to pass. Third, the Hebrew words for “create” and “made” are different.

The Hebrew word “create” (bara in Hebrew) means to call forth out of nothingness. We get the Christian doctrine “Ex nihilo” a Latin phrase meaning “out of nothing” from this Hebrew word. Subsequently in the text the words “make” or “form” (asah in Hebrew) mean a re-fashioning or making from pre-existing material. This pre-existent material is the substance remaining after the earth underwent Lucifer’s judgment. In Hebrews 11:3 we read, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” I understand this to mean that the heavens and the earth came into existence by divine command and was not assembled from preexisting matter or energy. Further support can be seen in Isaiah 45:18 where it is stated that the earth was not created in “vain” (tohu), “He (God) formed (asah) it (the earth) to be inhabited.”

The word “was” in Genesis 1:2 is more accurately translated “became”. This, of course, allows a change of state to occur from verse one to verse two. That is, the initial, perfect creation of verse one “became” without form and void, indicating a transition to have occurred.


“And the earth was (had become) without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:2)

Additional support is seen from the phrase “without form and void.” Consider other Biblical texts in which these words are found together, Isaiah 24:1 and Jeremiah 4:23, which are judgmental in character and context.

“ I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light. I beheld the mountains, and, lo, they trembled, and all the hills moved lightly. I beheld, and, lo, there was no man, and all the birds of the heavens were fled. I beheld, and, lo, the fruitful place was a wilderness, and all the cities thereof were broken down at the presence of the LORD, and by his fierce anger. For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end. For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black: because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.” (Jer 4:23-28)

The Gap Theory was an integral part of the original Scofield Bible notes. And, it should also be remembered that Adam is told to “replenish” the Earth in Genesis 1:28. It should also be noted that DNA remains actually older than 6,000 years (like “Neanderthal” and “Cro-Magnon”) will be found to have no genetic connection to any people living on the Earth today.

Questions answered by the Gap Theory: 1). How can the Earth be only 6,000 years old according to the Bible chronology when the forensic evidence of Geology and the fossil record reveals that the Earth is very ancient? 2). How could death have only started with the fall of man at about 6,000 years ago when evidence for death is found in the Pleistocene geologic era, and a long reign of death across ancient ages past? 3). How can Man have been on the Earth for only about 6,000 years when there is evidence of man-like creatures inhabiting the Earth for hundreds of thousands of years?

What happened during this Gap between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2?

Lucifer fell. It happened around the Cambrian geologic period (about 500 -600 million years ago), because that is when we see an explosion of death of well-developed life forms in the fossil  record, with no antecedent fossils in the more ancient Precambrian, except for what could be primitive cell remains. Consequently, what appears in the fossil record as an explosion of life is, actually an explosion of death. Things that are alive do not leave remains until they die. The Cambrian geologic period, therefore, marks the first record of death and the fall of Lucifer. Because Lucifer was the steward of the whole creation under heaven when he fell, all things under his rule were also subjected to corruption.

Adam’s sin brought death into our world (Rom. 5:12). Therefore, it is no contradiction with the Bible that Earth’s geology shows an ancient track record of death on this planet long before Adam. As we have seen, throughout the geologic record there is evidence of mass extinction and geologic catastrophes.

Recapping, in Gen. 1:1 the word created is baw-raw’ and it means to create out of nothing. After, Gen. 1:1 the word “made” is used. It is a different Hebrew word. It is aw-saw’ and means “to make out of existent materials”, it is translated made instead of create so the reader knows it is a different word. Therefore, God created in verse 1, and God made or recreated from existent material in six days the Earth from older material he had Created in the first verse.

The science behind both Carbon and Argon dating is flawed, but not by millions of years. Carbon and Argon dating based upon radioactive decay may have been accelerated in the recent past. However, the vast age assigned to the earth based on radioactive measurements is by no means set aside.

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