Gilbert House Fellowship #230: Genesis 1:1-19

BACK TO the beginning! Today, we begin our study of the Old Testament for the second time, nearly five years after our very first dive into Genesis 1.

We discuss the meaning of various Hebrew words and their implications, and we explain why the first chapter of the Bible isn’t just a creation account, it’s a repudiation of the creation stories told by the cultures of the ancient world.

Join us this Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Morningside in Blue Eye, Mo. We will be guests on upcoming episodes of The Jim Bakker Show and the recording session is free and open to the public. For more information, log on to

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10 Responses to Gilbert House Fellowship #230: Genesis 1:1-19

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  2. Lynn Shepard

    Thanks again for all the research you do for these fellowships! It was such a wonderful time with you in Israel!!

  3. Peggy Jenkins

    We know that Light Is measurable. Calculated as traveling from one point to another. Which then creates a measurable amount of time. It was evening and morning, the first day. Here’s the problem with a “gap” theory beyond what we know from scripture. Paul tells us that a day can be a thousand years and a thousand years can be a day therefore, the “gap” can NOT be longer than 1000 years. Just as it’s been 6000 +\- years since the fall of mankind, it can only stand to reason that creation itself could NOT have been longer than 7000 years.
    ~ my thoughts on the subject.
    P.S. I’m interested in hearing your thoughts on the reemerging flat earth theory as you continue this study in Genesis.

    • Larry Gilchrist

      Ok guys, 6 years from now when you do this again, and you are talking about the moon, you may want to bring up Mohammed and allah.

      • Hi, Larry: We will get to that. My new book is all about the spiritual forces behind Islam. I believe it’s more than just the moon-god. -Derek

  4. Walter Fisher

    I always enjoy listening to your podcasts. I hope all is well in Marionville. Everything is going well for me in Sioux Falls. Take care, and God bless! 🙂

  5. LaRene Mason

    Isaiah 55:11 Word of God does not return void. Thank you for sharing what He puts on your heart.

  6. Donald Campfield

    Dear Derek & Sharon,

    Thanks for discussing this passage—one which has sparked many different understandings of what its text is telling us. Because I know you love digging into the scriptures and because it’s been my personal privilege to know its authors, I wanted to leave you a link (I hope it posts correctly here!) to a book written by three Christian gentlemen who have both scientific and biblical exegesis training and worked out an amazing harmonization of this passage with modern cosmological theory. The fit is so tight, and the sequence of events in the passage is so scientifically correct, that I think you’ll be very interested to see it yourselves sometime. Here’s the link:

  7. Garth and Mary Smiechowski

    Thank you for this excellent study filled with deep insights and accurate exegesis of related scripture and ancient world views. Refreshing water of the word and savory meat to chew on.
    Felt like we were in your living room. Thank you for sharing the Gilbert House.

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