The two different Creation stories in Genesis

If you had to describe the complex scientific reason for wind to a 2yr old, bearing in mind their limited comprehension and development, how would you do it? You might use pictorial language and say, “wind is when the sky exhales”. Meanwhile, the truth is much deeper and more nuanced, but this picture would suffice to mentally satisfy the child, until the youth matures and can handle a more detailed and extensive description during adulthood. The same process is reflected in the explanation of the Creative process in Genesis. Humanity was not ready for a detailed description owing to our spiritual immaturity, so childlike pictures were given in lieu of the detailed Truth of the actual happening. It was not meant to be interpreted literally, but it was metaphorical for a grander and more extensive process encompassing Universes and innumerable planes.

Genesis reveals two different Creation stories, in which two different species of “man”, i.e. human spirit, are created. It is crucial we understand that Genesis, for the most part, is not a story meant to be interpreted as literally happening on earth, but is an allegory meant to more or less faintly reflect some creative process or spiritual happening in a different plane of existence. Genesis 1 — Genesis 2:1-5 was the first Creation story, i.e. the first “7 days”. Logically, it was not literally seven earth days! But day is metaphorical for a cycle of “time”.

In the first Creation story, man and woman were both created on the sixth day in the image of the Almighty. They were told to be fruitful and multiply; and they were given dominion over everything that was created. Mark well, man and woman were created on the “sixth” day.

The second Creation story starts in Genesis 2:6. If you follow closely, it clearly mentions that the second Creation was a ramification of the first one. It was formed from the remnants of the primary creative process. It was a consequence and not a summary of the first creative process, as many a person likes to falsely interpret it. This is justified by the statement “But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground”. Earth here is meant heavenly plane. Hence, from the heavens already created, energy flowed downwards that formed the basis for the subsequent, i.e. second, Creation.

In this Subsequent Creation, it said the Lord formed man of the “dust”, but meanwhile in the first Creation man was formed directly from the “image” of the Almighty. This should not be overlooked. One was fashioned from His direct energy, while the other was formed from the remnants of energy leftover from the first. Furthermore, the subsequent man was formed in Genesis 2:7, then woman in Genesis 2:22. If you follow correctly, how can man and woman be created together in Genesis 1, and then be created again in Genesis 2? How can he be created twice? He cannot, because it was the creation of two different species of “man”. One in heaven, and one that had to leave the heavenly planes to develop spiritual consciousness in the material universe, in which we find the earth. The subsequently created man comprises the human spirit on earth.

The implications are incisive; for, contrary to the vanity of the human spirit, he was not given dominion over anything. The first man was. At most, he is meant to be a pure instrument allowed to participate in the upbuilding as a mediator of light. Consequently, man on earth is not the ruler, but he is ruled. He is not the governor, but he is governed! He is guided through compliance with a higher order given dominion over him! Consequently, in the picture of the creative process, there were two sets of man: one mature and one immature. An older and a younger “brother”. If you observe the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15: 11-32), Jesus revealed this by stating how a Man had “two sons”. The first son was the “older” son who stayed with the Father and never left: he was the man created in the first Creation. But the second son was the “younger” one who wanted to leave the Father, i.e. enter the material universe for spiritual development: he was the man formed in the subsequent Creation. Thus, two “sons”.

~Ikenna Q Ezealah

About Ikenna Q Ezealah

Ikenna Q Ezealah is a writer, author and essayist whose themes embrace human-spiritual development.
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