The Foundation of the World

The Foundation of the World-Apx. 146 Companion Bible
1. themelios-Luke 6:48-49; 14:20; Acts 16:26; Rom. 15:20; 1 Cor. 3:10-12; Eph. 2:20; 1 Tim. 6:19; 2 Tim. 2:19; Heb. 6:1; 11:10; Rev. 21:14, 19
2. katabole-Matt. 13:35; 25:34; Luke 11:50; John 17:24; Eph. 1:4; Heb. 4:3; 9:26; 11:11; 1 Pet. 1:20; Rev. 13:8; 17:8
-"the correct meaning is casting down, or overthrow."
-"The remarkable thing is that in all occurrences (except Heb. 11:11) the word is connected with ‘the world’ (Gr. kosmos. Ap. 129:1), and therefore the expression should be rendered ‘the disruption (or ruin) of the world’, clearly referring to the condition indicated in Gen. 1:2, and described in 2 Pet. 3:5, 6. For the earth was not created tohu (Isa. 45:18), but became so, as stated in the Hebrew of Gen. 1:2 and confirmed by 2 Pet. 3:6, where ‘the world that then was by the word of God’ (Gen. 1:1), perished, and ‘the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word’ were created (Gen. 2:4), and are ‘kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment’ (2 Pet. 3:7) which shall usher in the ‘new heavens and the new earth’ of 2 Pet. 3:13. ‘The disruption of the world’ is an event forming a great dividing line in the dispensations of the ages. In Gen. 1:1 we have the founding of the world (Heb. 1:10=themelioo), but in Gen. 1:2 we have its overthrow…Gen. 1:2…’the earth became tohu and bohu (i.e. waste and desolate); and darkness was on the face of the deep’, before the creation of ‘the heavens and the earth which are now’ (2 Pet. 3:7)."

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