Beginning No:6 From the Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry

I suggest that Jesus’ ministry commencement is the sixth beginning, there are several passages with plain text meanings stating as such;

Luke 1:2 (KJV)

Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word

They saw with their own eyes from this beginning.

1 John 2:24 (KJV)
Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father.

1 John 3:11 (KJV)

 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another

2 John 1:6 (KJV)
And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it

Note, these passages say the receiver of the message had actually heard and not just ‘had’ the commandments from the past.

Further passages can be found confirming that Jesus’ commencement of his ministry is referred to as the beginning:

(John 6:64 KJV)  (John 8:25 KJV)  (John 15:27 KJV)   (John 16:4 KJV)  (Act 26:5 KJV)  (Phillippians.4:15 KJV)


Beginning No:7 Jesus himself is a Beginning as the First Resurrected Christian

Colossians 1:18 (KJV)
And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

Revelation 1:8 (KJV)

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

This could also be applied to Beginning number #2 #3

Rev 21:6 (KJV)

And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

This could also be applied to Beginning number #2 #3

Rev 22:13 (KJV)

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last

This could also be applied to Beginning number #2 #3

More evidence for a gap

It was very pleasing for me to find that there appeared to be Seven Beginnings with all the ramifications of that number. Of course, this only applies if Gap Theory is applied. If you are a ‘young earther’ creationist then the beginnings #2 and #3 have to merge into one or maybe‘beginnings #1.#2 and #3 above are beginnings that are just 6 days apart. The Bible and the KJV are, to my mind, precise and never sloppy and Please note again how day 1 of the 6 day creation event Genesis 1:3-31 is not considered a beginning with a capital ‘B’ but man’s creation and the original Heaven and Earth Genesis 1:1 seem to be. I think, as a whole, the study of the term ‘beginnings’ is strong evidence to support Gap Theory. God is in the details.

Beginnings in Sayings

The Bible will often describe God’s prophetic abilities by stating his ability to ‘know the end form the beginning’ and this can apply to any of the above Beginnings

(Isaiah 46:10 KJV)  (Isaiah 41:26 KJV)  (Isaiah 41:4 KJV)  


Beginning of an ‘aion’  (aion= period of time, world, universe, in perpetuity, for ever,eternal)

The KJV use the term beginning of the world (‘aion’). Please note ‘aion’ is not a pivotal event as such but this is a reference to a time span not an event. But some of these the ‘aions’ seem to start with a ‘Beginning’

Acts 15:18 (KJV)

Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world

Ephesians 3:9 (KJV)    

And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.

The use of the term ‘aion’ to mean a time beginning at Beginning No: 3 (the creation of man) is consistent with these texts. The surrounding text in Acts 15 is describing God’s works with regard to men. Likewise, it makes a little more sense in Ephesians if God is hiding this mystery from men, so both passages would seem to apply to when men were around. Similarly, for Beginning #4 (1 Corinthians 2:6-8) which seems to apply to the mystery of the redemption plan which I suggest starts with the Abrahamic Covenant. (Here)

If this meaning of the term ‘aion’ is correct we can now see how there is also a future ‘aion’ and it should be noted that not all ‘aions’ start with a ‘Beginning’.

(Mark 10:30 KJV)

But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.

(Luke 18:30 KJV)

Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

The Two Gap Confirmation ‘Aion’ Statements

Hebrew 1:2 (KJV)

"Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;(aion)"

Hebrews. 11:3 (KJV)

"Through faith we understand that the worlds (aion) were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."

We can also see how the Bible refers to previous worlds (‘aions’-in plural) made. Note: the term ‘worlds’ is used in the plural there must have been at least one more as well as the present one. When were these (at least two) worlds made?(made is past tense so not a future world). The text describes two different ‘making ‘events (‘made’ and ‘framed’)  so rules out ‘aions’ that are not associated with creation and is consistent with the Long Life-Long Gap Model as presented here. These are strong evidence for Gap Theory. More on this to follow.

By working with Gap Theory it allows you to give consistent meanings to the original Greek and Hebrew words which, I believe, are just not available to other creationists. I believe God is precise and find it very hard to accept He would use ‘woolly’ translations with words interchangeable in meaning. Genesis days 1-5 do not seem to be classed as a beginning but day 6 does as does Genesis 1:1.

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Seven Beginnings?


Firstly, I highly recommend the book ‘In the Beginning(s)’ by Steven E Dill, a very thorough and provocative book which deals in great detail with the phrase ‘in the beginning’ and is certainly one of the go to books for Gap Theory. It is very scripturally based and I learnt a lot from it.  It explains many aspects of Gap Theory in more detail than here. I am especially appreciative of the insight into the term ‘beginning of creation’ and it being a reference to the creation of man only and that the term ‘Beginning’ carries multiple, precise and repeatable meanings. These insights, in particular, were very illuminating for me and have led to much more revelation and insight. More on that later. (It should be noted that Steven, although a passionate Gap Theorist, may not agree with some other theology on this site).

Pivotal Events

IKerr describes God working with timelines as there is no time, as such, in Heaven, so God measures passing ‘time’ by using pivotal events and I suggest the important ‘Beginnings’ discussed below are all pivotal events in God’s eyes and the world, cosmos or spiritual realm are significantly different after them. There are also other terms used for significant events e.g. ‘fullnesses’, ‘foundations’ and ’ages’ etc. But, this web site will focus on the word/phrase ‘beginnings’ and ‘foundations of the world/earth’ all of which help to eventually, confirm Gap Theory.

The word ‘beginning’ appears in the KJV 106 times (here). Often the surrounding text describes or hints as to what the beginning refers to. But not always and not always specifically. The Bible seems to honour significant ‘beginnings’ by calling them just ‘the beginning’ without any additional qualification. Beginning with a capital ‘B’ if you like.

It seems to be like a stamp of approval confirming their status and significance and their place as one of God’s ‘notches’ on his timeline. There are also some more trivial beginnings referred to as just ‘beginnings’ but the text will always describe exactly what these trivial beginnings are and I will discount them from this analysis as they will clearly not change the world, cosmos or spiritual realm significantly.   

I do not present this as proof, as such, in what the Beginnings refer to, but if the translated words used in the KJV Bible are used with consistent and concise meaning then, I suggest, the following arguments will hold. I also suggest a link between beginnings and ‘aions’ and later in this site I will explore this link in more detail in that every Beginning referred to here is also the beginning of a significant ‘aion’. These beginnings seem to be a marking of an outpouring of God’s grace and by this they all seem to mark a new era- ‘aion’


Beginning No:1 (an event a long ‘time’ ago, before there were any galaxies far far away)


Proverbs 8:22 (KJV) Proverbs 8:21-31 (here)

The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

Proverbs 8:23 (KJV)

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was

lKerr has revealed how we as sprits existed inside God before being knitted to our bodies. (Psalm 139:13-14,+Comment).  I believe Proverbs 8 is partly referring to us (verse 31) but probably, mainly a ‘spirit of wisdom’.  (I flip a lot on this verse and also think the whole may be about us or even Solomon himself). The text describes what is clearly pre-Earth (‘while he had not yet made the earth’) and also a ‘beginning’ that was before this and either us as spirits or a ‘spirit of wisdom’ was there to see it.

So God had a ‘way’ which must be before his ‘works of old’ and would seem to indicate before any physical realm creation event, before he carried out the original stretching out of the universe. (Hebrews 1:10 KJV) describes the heavens as being works.

This is the first beginning and in my opinion is also referred to in:

  (1 John 2:13 KJV)  (This could also apply to Beginning of Jesus' ministry #2, and #6)


Beginning No:2 ‘In the beginning’(God creates the planets, the universe and planet earth in Gap Theory)

The KJV bible uses the phrase ‘in the beginning’ 17 times. Again, often the surrounding text describes or hints as to exactly when or what it is ‘the beginning’  of and this is sometimes a ‘minor’ local event. Others are much more significant

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Genesis 1:1 (KJV)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

John 1:1-2 (KJV)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. (Comment)

Hebrews 1:10 (KJV)

And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.

This must be a different beginning to ‘beginning ‘1 as ‘beginning 1’ describes itself as before God’s works of old. These three texts are, I suggest, referring to the same beginning and it was when God laid the foundation of the Earth. Note, there is nothing in the text itself that links these events to the 6 day ‘creation’ of Genesis 1:3-31, the only link is the proximity of Genesis 1:1 in that it is immediately before it in the text.

Other suggested biblical references to this beginning

(Ecclesiastes 3:11 KJV)   (This could also be referring to beginning no: 1 or no: 3 )  

(Revelation 3:14 KJV) (This could also be referring to beginning no: 3 )



Beginning No:3 From the Beginning of Creation (God creates man)

Here, it gets more interesting, the expression ‘from the beginning’ occurs 40 times in the KJV.

Mark 10:6 (KJV)
But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. (Comment)

Mark 13:19 (KJV)

For in those days shall be affliction (thlipsis), such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. (Comment)

2 Peter 3:4 (KJV)
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

I have added some verses without the phrase ‘from the beginning’ as I suggest it is referring to the same ‘beginning’, and I wish to demonstrate this:

Matthew 19:4 (KJV)

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,

Matthew is clearly talking about the same event as Mark 10

1 John 3:8 (KJV)

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

John 8:44 (KJV)
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it

Note how all the conditions attached to this ‘beginning’ in the verses above all refer to man.

First thought is from ‘the beginning of creation’ God made them male and female could just be applying to all of God’s 6 day creation but animals/humans were not created until day 5/6 so this is not strictly speaking the beginning of the creation week, more precisely it is nearer the end of it. It could just be vernacular for just from the beginning of creation in general (as we would say ‘from word go’ and not a specific time within the creation.) But God will be aware of the duel possibility of meaning. The repeated reference to this time hints that It may have a consistent and more precise meaning than just creation in general.

(Job 38 :7) tells us that all (every single one including Lucifer) the sons of God jumped for joy at the creation of the Earth. The sons of God are generally regarded as direct creations of God-angels or Adam. But John describes Satan as a murderer from a time called the beginning and a sinner also from that time. These two beginnings cannot be the same because Satan and his angels cannot be overjoyed and jumping for joy in Heaven and a murderer and a sinner cast down to earth at the same time. There also seems to be a Psalmic description of obviously judged Angels walking on a shaking planet earth.

Psalm 82:5-8 (KJV)

5 They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.

7 But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes


Non Gap Theory creationists tend to say that the beginning is just day 1 of Genesis 1:3-31 and that Satan and all the angels are expelled somewhere between Adam’s creation and fall. This does not leave a lot of ‘time’ for this to happen. lKerr also revealed that Satan took some ‘time’ canvassing his goods and tempting all the other angels to fall. The angels, above, walking in darkness on a shaking planet earth, when did that happen? (’Die like men’ may well mean they cannot be men? Or at least hints as such)

From what beginning was Satan termed a murderer and a sinner. He was expelled to Earth so it must have been after Earth was formed.

The description of Satan as a murderer, can, I think, only refer to him being instrumental in man ‘dying’ after the fall. Who else could Satan have murdered? Murder apples to humans only. There were no pre-Adamic humans. Abel was murdered but many years later and I am not sure this can be considered a significant God ordered ‘beginning’. This puts the beginning of creation at the creation of Adam and also Adam’s fall close to the creation for it still to be classed as in the beginning.

I think this shows how God considers the creation of man the ‘big deal’ and hence the previous 5 days of ‘creation’ of everything else less so. This is more consistent with Gap Theory and Genesis 1:3-31 being a reworking and not an original creation.

So, if the creation of Adam is termed the ‘beginning’ of creation’ then when is the rest of that creation? Is God referring to the continuing birth of new humans and then the addition of our spirits at birth ‘knitting us together’ in our mother’s womb’ as a creation event or is this evidence to support iKerr’s revelation that He created more humans than Adam and Eve? Click on the link opposite for a summary of this.

**This is a huge revelation** with many ramifications and is covered in more detail in Gap Theory in the Bible on this site here. Christian paleoanthropologists had better get rewriting their theories if this is correct.

Other beginnings that, I believe, refer to the time of the creation of man. See the similitude in the margin. opposite

(Psalm 190:160 KJV)  (Isaiah 40:21 KJV)    (Jeremiah 17:12 KJV) (Matthew 19:8.KJV)

  (2 Peter 3:4 KJV)  

Note how all the attributes or conditions in the text above all apply to humankind and this is consistent with humans being present and hence, the beginning of creation referring to humankind from their beginning.



Beginning No:4 From the Beginning of the World (kosmos): The Abrahamic Covenant

Isaiah 64:4(KJV)
For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

Note again how the description is applying to man and also there is the preparation of a heavenly realm and this is more consistent with this ‘Beginning’ being after man was created or since man was created and also after a heavenly realm was created.

I am going to suggest that Heaven’s habitation (and/or Abraham’s bosom) began to be prepared for us at the time the Abrahamic covenant was established. (Or maybe an existing realm became named after Abraham from that point.) Somehow, some ‘deep theology’ allowed God to be able to send his son into his own creation to redeem men because Abraham was prepared to do the same. See the ‘Foundation of the World’ in this site here. The page describes how the use of the words ‘katabole kosmos’ would rule out this referring to Genesis day 1. The timing would also make some sense if God started building Heaven for us at this point.

2 Timothy 2:13 (KJV)

But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

We only need salvation after we have fallen. I suggest we can only be chosen for salvation after the salvation plan is established. So this beginning is not the ‘In the beginning ‘of Genesis 1 (Though God could be predicting the Fall) and once it is established that ‘time zero’ for the time the redemptive plan being approved was the Abrahamic Covenant.  This is covered in more detail in the next few pages

(Matthew 24:21 KJV)

Beginning no:5 From the Beginning: The Mosaic Covenant,

2 John 1:5 (KJV)

 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.

Note, it says a commandment that they had and not just heard (Leviticus 19:18).  The plain text reading is the beginning refers to the time from when they were given it.

1 John 2:7(KJV)

Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.

Note, there are two different beginnings here. An old commandment they had from the begriming and a new one they heard themselves from Jesus’ beginning (below). I think this is the Holy Spirit showing us there are different beginnings and they are important.


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