There's a school of thought that the creation we live in was made from the remnants of an earlier one. In this narrative Genesis 1:1 describes a creation which was destroyed before the creative process begins in Genesis 1:2.
The nature of free will is such that an individual can choose light or darkness. How can there be free will unless a choice is available? The Lord had to create a universe in which darkness exists.
In the beginning God the father is Alpha, the proton (Hydrogen, H+) which is light. The Holy spirit is omega Oxygen (ΩO2-). These are the elemental spirits of the universe H+ and ΩO2-, Alpha and Omega.
The Holy Trinity is the origin of gender. God refers to himself as male, Alpha, the Father. Jesus Christ, the begotten, is the Son. Simple deduction gives the gender of the Holy Spirit, Omega, to be female.
How do we know that the next life is constructed from a series of elements which we have no earthly counterparts for? It's not possible to make gold pure enough that it becomes transparent like glass.
In the particle trinity which we deduced from the first two verses of Genesis, the Holy Spirit is Omega, Oxygen. However, the Holy Spirit can't be just any Oxygen, or everyone would be filled with the Holy Spirit all the time.
We (that's me and the Holy spirit) have an illustration from Physics that shows how Biblical literalists don't have an inkling of the extent to which the Bible can be taken literally.
Pastors and preachers like to talk about Peter, and how he started walking on water but when he took his eyes off Jesus he began to sink. We want to make this passage about the Lord.
The Lord Jesus refers to Himself as the Alpha and the Omega. There's more than one way to understand this, but it's possible to use deduction to ascertain which is the correct one.
The coming judgment of God is described as like being washed with strong soap. The word translated "soap" has a direct application in Chemistry. Are we surprised? No, God really is a chemist.