July 5, 2013

Mormons vs. Creation Out of Nothing

Richard Ostling, Patheos

This may seem esoteric but “creation” debates always get interesting. One of the most famous sentences ever written is “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Those words open the King James Version, the Bible authorized for Mormon use, and most translations agree. Yet Mormon thinking is closer to the Jewish Publication Society version, which puts the familiar wording into an optional footnote while the main text reads “When God began to create heaven and earth…” The traditionalist Reformation Study Bible says “when God began” is a “linguistically possible” but “less likely” translation but either way the Hebrew text is”fully consistent” with creation ex nihilo and argues that’s also New Testament teaching...

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