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Form and void

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Form and void

Genesis 1:2 (KJV) And the earth was 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.

There are several views on the form and void issue. But keep in mind that death did not happen until the first sin was committed. To imply another view that is not supported in the word, is to imply another truth that is not written.

IICorinthians 4:2 (KJV) But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.


Form: There are many applications to form, it is best to read them from the link provided. You will able to tell which apply to creation.

Was the "without form" on the physical or spiritual side? During the creation, the three heavens were being formed. One was physical (where life on earth would be), and two were spiritual (good and evil). Being that the heavens were not created yet. This created a void because the boundaries were not set up between these heavens (also known as realms).


Void: nothingness: the state of nonexistence. An empty space.

When the three heavens were created. They were empty until they were filled with the life (host, as God's word calls it) that would dwell within them.

Genesis 2:1 (KJV) Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

So the void was that the three heavens to be created did not have the life in which they would contain.

More biblical evidence

In the creation, only life is said to have been formed.

Genesis 2:7,8,19 (KJV) And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

So even this points back to the host (life) to fill the void of each heaven that was created.

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