The Irrationalism of Infidelity – Two Accounts of the Creation

Two Accounts of the Creation

creationObjection:  There are two different accounts of the creation which are distinguished by two different names for the Divine Creator

God employs different names for the purposes of that revelation.  Each brings out some particular character in which He displays Himself and His actions.

  • God is the general name of the Being — Elohim (a plural word).
  • Almighty was the name He took as the special protector of Abraham — Shaddai
  • Jehovah, as in relationship with Israel, the abiding One, “who was, and is, and is to come,”
  • Father – known to Christians – I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you (2 Corinthians 6:17)


When it was the fact of creation in power, the great thing was to show that God, as such, did it. Elohim created, Elohim made.

When God is teaching what He was for this creation, and how He took such a place, He takes a name of relationship, for those to whom the revelation was addressed could know Him as their God.  He is not called simply Jehovah, but Jehovah-Elohim, so as to connect the two thoughts, and show the Jehovah their God as Elohim the Creator, the supreme source of all things.

Note by Sosthenes:  God does not have to prove His existence.  He gives these accounts to reveal Himself, is greatness and His love.  It is not to satisfy our idle curiosity.

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