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These are verses that we are all familiar with.

A Baptist pastor I showed this to was quite puzzled as to why the SDA Clear Word Bible needed to add "This earth began by an act of God." What is the significance? What does it add that God's Word is missing? And why specifically mention that this earth began by an act of God? Is that not apparent in the following text?

The pastor asked me, "Does this imply that there are other inhabited earths, or what is it trying to say?"


Genesis 1:1-2 (King James Version)

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2 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.


Genesis 1:1-2 (New International Version)

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.


Genesis 1:1-2 (SDA Clear Word Bible)

1 This earth began by an act of God. He created the heavens and the earth.

2 The earth was only a mass of matter floating in space covered with watery vapor, and everything was dark. The the Holy Spirit came and hovered over the vapor,

Texts credited to Clear Word are from The Clear Word, copyright © 1994, 2000, 2003, 2004 by Review and Herald Publishing Association. All rights reserved.



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