March 2009 - Is the King James Version 100%
correct, when the translation seems to
indicate that JAH created creation about
6000 years ago, in a state of desolation?
"Yes", say the Creationist.
I beg to differ, however.
"Creationism", unlike the popular
idea, is not "just" the knowledge
that creation was created by the Creator. If
that would be the case, I could have been
labeled a "Creationist" myself.
However, I am not. And still, I believe that
Jah created creation and no I do not believe
that he did that through Darwin, so to
speak. I do not believe mankind comes from
the proverbial monkey.
A creationist believes, however, using
slogans like "the Bible is the Whole
Truth", that God created creation in 6
days, about 6000 years ago. A creationist
believes in the traditional doctrines that
came to us through Augustine, the Vatikan
and it's "Reformers". A
Creationist believes, that "in the
beginning", the first words of the
Bible, is also the "first day" of
the week described in the first chapter of
And I beg to differ, Sirs!
First of all, the Bible does not say at
all that "In the beginning was the
first day" at all. In fact, Genesis
starts with the words:
The Beginning, God Created The Heaven And
The Earth. And The Earth Was Without Form,
And Void, And Darkness Was Upon The Face
Of The Deep." (Genesis 1:1,2a)
you read on, you see that Jah wipes the
darkness of the earth and makes a difference
between day and night. That wiping away of
the darkness is the first act of the
"creation week", which I would
rather call a re-creation week.
First of all, the word "was" is
not necessarily translated in the right way.
The word could also be "became".
Whether you use the word "was", or
"became", therefore, requires more
than literally translating the first lines
When you translate the word as
"was", you make Genesis say, that
Jah created the earth without "form and
void", or, as the Hebrew phrase goes,
"Tohu va Bohu". This phrase is
used in the Bible only a couple of times, so
let's take a look where they are used as
Let's go to Isaiah, where Jah speaks about
shall stretch out upon it the line of
confusion, and the stones of
emptiness" (Isaiah 34:11b)
since you cannot "create
destruction" and Tohu va Bohu does
indicate destruction rather than a creative
act, it is not right to translate the first
lines of Genesis using the word
"was" to describe the original
state of creation "in the
But there is more usage of the word Tohu va
Bohu. This next usage, also Isaiah quoting
JAH, says this:
thus saith the LORD that created the
heavens; God himself that formed the earth
and made it; he hath established it, he
created it not in vain, he formed it to be
inhabited: I [am] the LORD; and [there is]
none else." (Isaiah 45:18)
here we have Jah Himself saying, that He did
not create the earth "Tohu va Bohu".
And since we already know, that the words
describe a situation after the judgement of
the Most High, we might get an indication as
to what really happened, somewhere between
"In The Beginning" and the first
day of the week in Genesis.
Jeremiah helps us out. He was taken to that
time, before mankind was created. He
describes a situation that is in no way like
the ones creationists describe when they
make God in their image, a God that creates
empty things. Take a look:
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."
we speak about a situation that is not the
original creation, even though Jeremiah is
taken to that time when the earth was Tohu
va Bohu in Genesis 1:1. It is obvious, that
the earth became Tohu va Bohu!
So, now we have Jah Himself saying that He
did not create the earth in this situation,
we have two accounts that tell us Tohu va
Bohu is a situation after a judgement of
Jah, and we have Jeremiah who speaks about
this time in more detail.
Jeremiah specifically says "there is no
man", but he also speaks about
"cities". He speaks about a
civilization on this planet before mankind
was ever created!
Creationists deny all of this. They obscured
the translation in the King James Version in
the very first sentence of the very first
chapter of the very first book, and with
that, they have created God in their image:
a God that cannot create anything, for you
cannot create emptiness.
Now, other than the fact that it is more
than interesting to realize that there were
civilizations before mankind was created, it
is equally so that the God of the
creationists is not the God that wrote the
Bible in the original language. And not only
because it is an oxymoron to "create
couple of months ago I wrote about Sodomy,
which most people think is another word for
homosexuality where the Bible uses the word
heteros to describe what the Sodomites were
doing. Here, too, do we see that very same
God of the creationists at work. Their
denial of the fact that there are more
intelligent beings than just mankind, leads
to their painting of a God Who makes people
pay for His... mistakes!
see the same God, who is sorry that He
created mankind and since He seems to be
unable to master time, He can do nothing but
wiping out His creation with a flood. That
is not the Almighty JAH that I know, that is
not the perfect JAH that I know!
can go on, for example, and look to the
battles of Israel against the Canaanites as
described in Exodus and so on. We can look
at JAH telling the Israelites to kill other
human beings, or we can look at the original
text and read how these were not human
beings at all but descendants of the
Nephilim, unholy offspring of angelic beings
with daughters of men.
of this, however, is lost to the
creationists who do not seem to be able to
grasp that although mankind is created in
the Image of JAH, this by no means means
that (wo)man is the only intelligent being
in creation and that human civilization is
all that ever was in Jah's creation.
clear, that the KJV is not 100% correct. The
mistranslations start already in the very
first line. How important is it, to know Jah
personally in order to understand just what
is written in the Bible, especially when you
consider these mistranslations? Asking this
question is answering it.
Love, Give Thanks,