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Genesis 1 and 2 - Creation

The Earth was created in six days, some 6,000 years ago.

It was Moses who either wrote the book of Genesis, or put the other existing manuscripts together.

The first three verses of Genesis 2 still belong to "creation week".

There is only one creation account, not two. Genesis 2 is just a closer (more detailed) look at Day 6.

Genesis 2 takes place at the Garden of Eden where Adam and Eve are.

Plants, animals, and man were fully grown when created.


Six Literal Days

The Ten Commandments were written by God Himself.

And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
- Exodus 31:18 (KJV)

Check out the fourth Commandment.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
- Exodus 20:8-11 (KJV)

It says it plain and simple, e.g. "in six days".

Also, the Hebrew word for "day" (as used in Genesis) is "yom".

Yom can mean:

  1. 12 hours
  2. 24 hours
  3. Unspecified time-period

However, when "yom" is used in combination with "evening and morning", and "the first day", "the second day", etc, it can only mean one thing, and that's a 24-hour literal day.


Day 1

God creates the heaven and the earth.

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

"In the beginning" God created the earth (some 6,000 years ago).

The word "created" comes from the Hebrew word "bara" which means "to create out of nothing".

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
- Hebrews 11:3 (KJV)

Spoken into existence, in other words.

There are three heavens:

  1. Sky (or atmosphere)
  2. Outer space (or universe)
  3. Heaven (where God resides)

It is the context which determines which heaven it is, e.g. heaven + birds means the sky, heaven + sun/moon/stars means outer space, etc.

The initial state of the earth is described in verse 2, e.g. without form, and void, etc. A blank canvas if you will.

Some people believe that Genesis 1:1 is part of an inclusio.

An inclusio is a literary device of bracketing a text with similar material at the beginning and ending of the text.
- Dr. Danny R. Faulkner

For example, I could write something like this:

I had a dream.
  And there was a sun.
  And there was a moon.
Then my dream was finished.

The phrase "I had a dream" sums up everything, and it also implies that that's when the dream started.

When you apply that principle to Genesis, it would look something like this:

SectionVerse(s)
IntroductionGenesis 1:1
Details (And ... And ... And ...)Genesis 1:2-31
FinishedGenesis 2:1-3

Note that Genesis 1:1 is then both the introduction, as well as the actual creation of the earth.

Verse 1 is immediately followed by verse 2, which describes the initial condition of the earth. Therefore, while verse 1 serves as an introductory encapsulation, it also describes the creation of the earth at the beginning of Day One.
- Dr. Danny R. Faulkner

I looked at it carefully, and if it's true, then the "heaven" in this verse can only be the sky (as created on Day 2). That makes sense, because then the heaven is only created once, and not twice.

The phrase "heaven and earth" then is just another way of saying "Earth".

So yeah, I think "heaven [sky] and earth [land]" is a very good way to describe our world.


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We find it like that all throughout the Bible.

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
- Exodus 20:11 (KJV)

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
- Revelation 21:1 (KJV)

The King James Bible for this verse says "the heaven [singular] and the earth", whereas other Bibles say "the heavens [plural] and the earth".

I believe that when it is singular it refers to Earth, but when it is plural it refers to Earth and outer space (sun, moon, etc).

For this verse however, I do believe that the singular version is the correct one.

In the beginning God created Earth.

Something like that.

1:2 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.

Note that this verse begins with "And", indicating a "next step". Work on the earth continues here.

There was darkness.



And the earth, created in verse 1, was still "without form, and void".

A bit like a lump of clay.



Yet LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You are our potter; we all are the work of Your hands.
- Isaiah 64:8 (KJV)

The phrase "face of the deep" refers to the ocean floor.

In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
- Genesis 7:11 (KJV)

The phrase "face of the waters" refers to the surface of the waters.

And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters.
- Genesis 7:18 (KJV)

1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.


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I think this would have "lit up" the entire earth.


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1:4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Many argue that light/darkness means there must have been a light source, and that the earth was rotating. But the Sun, which is a light bearer, was not around until "Day 4", so it is a bit of a mystery how God handled this. One thing is clear, and that is that you need to create light first, before you can create the Sun.

I think God simply dimmed all the light in the universe in order to create evening.

That way no light source is needed.

And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.
- Revelation 21:23 (KJV)

In Hebrew, a day begins with the evening. For example, Sabbath is from Friday sunset, to Saturday sunset.

Time, space, matter, and light are the building blocks of the universe.


Day 2

God creates the sky.

1:6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.


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To divide the waters I imagine that the lower waters remained in liquid form, and that the upper waters were changed to gas form. This would then be our atmosphere, or sky.

1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
1:8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

This is the first heaven, e.g. the sky.

The word firmament can be translated as "an expanse of [something]". Where the [something] is normally determined from the context, e.g. "firmament of heaven" meaning sky, or outer space, etc.

In this verse, God clearly calls the firmament "Heaven", and we know that heaven means sky, or atmosphere.

This is very much in line with the Hebrew word for firmament (raqia) which means "beaten out", or "stretched out" (expanded), etc.

I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
- Isaiah 45:12 (KJV)

Some Bible versions have translated firmament as "dome", but this is not correct.

The phrase "And God called the firmament Heaven" could also be read as "And God called the expanse Sky".


Day 3

God creates dry land, and vegetation.

1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.


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1:10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.


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1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.


Day 4

God creates the sun, moon, and the stars.

1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Like a calendar in other words.


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1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

God knew exactly how far out to position the lights in the firmament of heaven.

1:16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

The greater light is the Sun.



The lesser light is the Moon. Reflected off the sun yes, but still a "light" nonetheless.



There are many stars.


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To give you an idea of how many stars there are in the universe, here are some rough numbers.

  • Our universe contains 100 billion galaxies
  • Our galaxy alone contains 400 billion stars

- Source

God knows all the stars by name.

He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
- Psalms 147:4 (KJV)

Unlike our current definition of stars, I believe that in Hebrew it also includes things like planets.

Star = "as round or as shining" (H3556)

Planets our sometimes also called "wandering stars".

"Wandering stars" is a term usually applied to the planets. When ancient stargazers created the original constellations thousands of years ago, they called the stars that formed those constellations "fixed," because they appeared rooted in their relative positions to each other. But the planets were different, because they seemingly had the freedom to wander at will among the stars.
- Source

To me it seems like God is creating the solar system here.


Day 5

God creates sea creatures, and the birds.

1:20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

Sea creature.


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Bird.


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1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.


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1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.


Day 6

God creates animals, and mankind.

1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

Cattle.


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Creeping thing.


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Beast of the earth.


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1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The phrase "Let us" refers to the Holy Trinity (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit).

And now God says to his Son, "Let us make man in our image.
- Ellen White, Signs of the Times, January 9, 1879, Art. B, par. 13

God is a Spirit, so when it says "in our image, after our likeness" this refers to the spiritual nature of God. These words are only spoken to mankind, and not to the animals, etc.

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
- John 4:24 (KJV)

1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Man is vegetarian.

This changed after the Flood, after which we were allowed to eat meat.

1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

Animals are vegetarian.

Even lions.

1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.


Day 6 (in greater detail)

God creates Adam, Eve, and the Garden of Eden.

This is Genesis 2.

Note that Genesis 2 is not another creation story. It's complimentary to "Day 6".

The perspective here, is that of the Garden of Eden.

2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,

The word "generations" is defined as "all of the people born and living at about the same time, regarded collectively".

The generations of the heavens and of the earth, start with Adam and Eve.

2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
2:6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

Previous to the flood there was no rain.

Previous to this there had been no rain upon the earth. A mist had risen from the waters, which God caused to descend at night like dew, reviving vegetation and causing it to flourish.
- Ellen White, The Spirit of Prophecy, vol. 1, p. 74

2:7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Here we learn that a living soul has a body, and a spirit (breath of life).

As Adam came forth from the hand of his Creator, he was of noble height, and of beautiful symmetry. He was more than twice as tall as men now living upon earth, and was well proportioned. His features were perfect and beautiful. His complexion was neither white, nor sallow, but ruddy, glowing with the rich tint of health. Eve was not quite as tall as Adam. Her head reached a little above his shoulders. She, too, was noble--perfect in symmetry, and very beautiful.
- Ellen White, Spiritual Gifts vol. 3, p.34

Giants were common in those days.

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
- Genesis 6:4 (KJV)

The Hebrew word "Adamah" means "ground". The name "Adam" means something like "from the ground".

2:8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

I believe this is a summary statement.

2:9 And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
2:10 And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.
2:11 The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;
2:12 And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.
2:13 And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.
2:14 And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

All the rivers are part of some kind of irrigation system.

2:15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.


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Man lived in complete harmony with the animals (until the Fall that is).

2:16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

God is not looking for robots, or people that obey Him out of fear.

God is looking for people that love Him out of their own free will.

The tree of knowledge and evil represents free will. We are free to do anything, but, says God, if you break My Commandments you will die.

These Commandments are good for everyone, and must be in place.

Eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil (gaining insight in evil), separated us from God.

Looking at today's world we can see what a mess things have become. We all adhere to our own little standards, falling way short of the glory of God.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God
- Romans 3:23 (KJV)

We need to voluntarily submit ourselves to God's Commandments. This can only happen by free will.

We need to be sealed with God's Commandments, so that we will not be able to sin anymore.

If ye love me, keep my commandments.
- John 14:15 (KJV)

2:18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

This is the first time that God says "It is not good".

2:19 And out of the ground the Lord God (had) formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

The Hebrew word translated as "formed" can also be read as "had formed" (depending on the context).

For example, "God formed plants/animals" should be interpreted as "God had formed plants/animals", simply because the plants/animals would have already been formed on previous days.

2:20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

A big discussion point is how many animals Adam needed to name, and how much time it would have taken him. First of all, Adam only needs to name "kinds" (cat, dog, cow, etc). And then only the cattle, the fowl of the air, and every beast of the field. Note that it says "beast of the field" which is different from "beast of the earth", e.g. some sort of subset (maybe domesticated animals only).

It doesn't really matter. There would have been plenty of time.

The naming of the animals is also very strong proof that Adam was fully formed (young adult), and had intelligence to start with, e.g. name the animals, speak to God, etc.

2:21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Ribs grow back.

2:22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.


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2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

It wasn't until after the Fall that Adam named his wife Eve.

The man called his wife's name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.
- Genesis 3:20 (KJV)

2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

The sinless pair wore no artificial garments; they were clothed with a covering of light and glory, such as the angels wear. So long as they lived in obedience to God, this robe of light continued to enshroud them.
- Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 45


Day 7

God rests.

2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.



Note that here it says "heavens" (plural), meaning the atmosphere, and outer space (sun, moon, etc).

The phrase "all the host of them" refers to all the creatures on planet Earth.

Very similar to how it's worded in the Ten Commandments.

For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
- Exodus 20:11 (KJV)

2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

The Ten Commandments are eternal, and so is the Sabbath commandment.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
- Exodus 20:8-11 (KJV)

Adam and Eve kept the Sabbath.

The Sabbath was instituted in Eden and observed by our first parents before the fall. Because Adam and Eve disobeyed God's command, and ate of the forbidden fruit, they were expelled from Eden; but they observed the Sabbath after their fall.
- Ellen White, Signs of the Times, February 6, 1879, par. 15

Sabbath will be kept on new Earth as well.

For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.
- Isaiah 66:22-23 (KJV)

Sabbath was made for man, e.g. we need our day of rest.

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
- Mark 2:27-28 (KJV)

The Sabbath is a sign of who you worship.

Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you.
- Exodus 31:13 (KJV)

Ellen White puts it all together quite nicely.

In the beginning the Father and the Son had rested upon the Sabbath after Their work of creation. When "the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them" (Gen. 2:1), the Creator and all heavenly beings rejoiced in contemplation of the glorious scene. "The morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy." Job 38:7.
- Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, p. 769


The Universe and Other Worlds

Note: There's quite a lot of speculation in this section. (You have been warned)

Genesis 1 is all about the creation of the earth (and the solar system really) some 6,000 years ago.

But I strongly believe that the universe itself is much older than that, and has other worlds in it.

For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water.
- 2 Peter 3:5 (KJV)

Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
- Hebrews 11:3 (KJV)

Our little world, under the curse of sin the one dark blot in His glorious creation, will be honored above all other worlds in the universe of God.
- Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, p. 26

He knew that the knell of Satan's empire would then be sounded, and the name of Christ would be heralded from world to world throughout the universe.
- Ellen White, The Desire of Ages, p. 679

I believe that these worlds existed before the creation of the earth.

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
- Job 38:4-7 (KJV)

(One interpretation is that the sons of God here is a reference to the inhabitants of the other worlds)

Satan was greatly loved by the heavenly beings, and his influence over them was strong. Some course must be pursued to uproot him from their affections. God's government included not only the inhabitants of heaven, but of all the created worlds; and Satan thought that if he could carry the intelligences of heaven with him in rebellion, he could also carry with him the other worlds.
- Ellen White, Review & Herald, March 9, 1886

(Satan was planning his rebellion before the creation of this earth)

So, I think it might be something like this:

  • Old Universe
  • Young Galaxy?
  • Young Earth

With that in mind, some have suggested a different interpretation of Genesis 1:1.

In the beginning God created the heaven [universe] and the earth.
- Genesis 1:1 (KJV)

Either way, we're not alone.



Looking closely at Genesis 1:16, it doesn't say that the stars were all created then, but merely that it was God who had made them.

The phrase, "he made the stars also" does not require that God created the stars ex nihilo on the fourth day of creation. Some creationists have held that the entire universe, or at least the visible portion, was created on the fourth day. The text permits this reading, but does not require it. "The stars also" is merely a parenthetical phrase in which God is identified as the creator of the stars without identifying when this was accomplished. The text appears to permit the interpretation that the stars were already in existence, perhaps with planets inhabited by other created intelligences.
- Sean Pitman, M.D.

Then again, the "Day 4 stars" might also be the stars in our own galaxy (the Milky Way).

If that's true, then maybe it's one world per galaxy?



It's also possible that God created the universe (form), and then later, added habitable worlds to it (fill).



I must admit that this part is all very new to me, and since it's quite "out there", I think I'll leave it at this for now.


Summary

Okay, so we clearly weren't there when it all happened.

Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
- Job 38:4 (KJV)

There's plenty more about Creation in other parts of the Bible, e.g. Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Isaiah, etc.

For example:

He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
- Job 26:7 (KJV)

It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in.
- Isaiah 40:22 (KJV)

In the end, it comes down to faith. Faith in God, and in His Word.

For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
- Romans 1:20 (KJV)

Jesus, by the way, confirmed the Genesis account (both chapter 1 and 2).

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female [Genesis 1:27], And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh [Genesis 2:24]?
- Matthew 19:4-5 (KJV)

So, there is no denying Genesis.