Scripture Study: Moses Chapter 3

Thu, Jan 30, 2014, 7:01 AM

Is it possible that the physical creation of the earth is covered in just verse 6?
5  And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew.  For I, the Lord God, acreated all things, of which I have spoken, bspiritually, before they were cnaturally upon the face of the earth.  For I, the Lord God, had not caused it to rain upon the face of the earth.  And I, the Lord God, had dcreated all the children of men; and not yet a man to till the eground; for in fheaven gcreated I them; and there was not yet flesh upon the earth, neither in the water, neither in the air;
6  But I, the Lord God, spake, and there went up a amist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
7  And I, the Lord God, formed man from the adust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the bbreath of life; and cman became a living dsoul, the efirst flesh upon the earth, the first man also; nevertheless, all things were before created; but spiritually were they created and made according to my word. (Pearl of Great Price | Moses 3:57)
Certainly God was very much involved in verse 7 as well; but could it be that to make the physical creation happen, it only took one small step for God, because the spiritual creation was already in place?

The burden of having to describe the creation of the earth in simple enough ways to be understood by men for a number of milleninia is substantial.  Also, to speak of such sacred things as the relationship between man and woman…wow, that’s not an easy thing to try to do, and to do in something less than 1000s of pages.

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