In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

The beginning referred to in John 1:1 above is not the same beginning referred to in Genesis 1:1. In the verse above, God is referring to the beginning in past eternity before time began, before the creation of angels and before the creation of the heavens and the earth. This was when God first formulated His Plan for universal reconciliation through Jesus Christ. The Bible says that Christ died from the foundation of the world. Obviously, John 1:1 is not speaking about the beginning of Jesus Christ, because Jesus Christ as God does not have a beginning or an end.

Genesis 1:1 refers to the beginning of time, many millions of years ago, when God first created the heavens and the earth. This also marked the beginning of the First Age, the Pre-Adamic Age in God's Plan of the Ages.

Genesis 1:3-5 refers to the first 24-hour day in the beginning of the Adamic Age, the

Second Age after God destroyed the Pre-Adamic world through God's global tohuw and bohuw judgement because of the sins of angels. The Adamic Age started approximately six thousand years ago.

Genesis 9:1 refers to the beginning of the Third Age, which is the Age from Noah to the First Coming of Jesus Christ. This Age began after God destroyed Noah's world through a global flood, approximately four thousand three hundred years ago.

John 19:30 refers to the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, and the beginning of the gospel of grace universally available to all people. It also marks the beginning of the Fourth Age, which is the present Age, the Age between the First Coming and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

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