Genesis—a round-table discussion

Part two

This is an edited excerpt from a program that aired recently on the Christian Science Sentinel—Radio Edition. The participants are Edward Little from Bellevue, Washington, Glynis Burgdorff from Summit, New Jersey, and Douglas Keith from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Edward Little: In the first chapter of Genesis, the second day of creation opens with these words: "And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 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. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day" (verses 6–8). What do these waters represent in the Biblical account of creation, or the revelation of God's truth?

Glynis Burgdorff: I think Genesis is teaching us that God is our Life. It's easy for us to understand human life in terms of water. It's an important symbol. We drink it. It causes food to grow. We bathe in it. We play in it.

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