Sunday, October 24, 2010
Hermeneutics is “the art or science of interpretation, as of literary or religious texts” (Webster’s New World College Dictionary p. 667).
Last week I started a two part series on God and time, “It’s a matter of time, Part 1” comment was made on the article by Jesse Clark which I decided needed to be addressed before continuing the series.
Jesse comments, “… however for non-scientific reasons it would seem that the “formless” and “void” and “darkness” before “let there be light” implies from a hebraic standpoint a condition of destruction.”
I disagree with this. Nowhere in Scripture does it state that destruction took place at the time of creation. It only says that “God created”. The curse of creation did not come until after Adam disobeyed God by eating of the fruit of the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. This one act caused sin and evil to dwell in all of creation. This is why Peter writes that God will do away with the old and create new “wherein dwelleth righteousness” (II Pet. 3:7, 10, 12, and 13).
Jesse, you are adding to the text of Scripture what it does not state. This is forbidden by God!
Add thou not unto His words, lest He reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
God requires accuracy.