When you look up Chaos, the first thing you come across is that Chaos is a noun. It represents a person, place, or thing. In early Greek cosmology there is a god named Chaos. The god Chaos is said to represent the primeval emptiness of the Universe from Genesis or the abyss of Tartarus, the underworld.
Why is this both interesting and important?
Well, let’s take a look. The dictionary defines chaos as “a gaping void; empty, immeasurable space.” From the Greek, Khaos is “the abyss, that which gapes wide open, that which is vast and empty.”
An additional meaning of chaos is “utter confusion.” Chaos, in this meaning, is an expanded view of how the scriptures use the word chaos when it speaks of The Creation Story “the void at the beginning of creation, the confused, formless, elementary state of the universe.”
The use of the word chaos is rooted in the Greek poet, who describes Khaos as the primeval emptiness of the Universe. The Romans also viewed chaos as “disordered.” Here Khaos is spoken of as that which opposes the Cosmos (Kosmos.) The Cosmos is “the ordered Universe, the order, good order, orderly arrangement.” Another meaning for Chaos is “order-less confusion” in human affairs.
Why is this both interesting and important to know?
We must go to the Word and look to the scriptures – “For God Yahweh is not the author of confusion, but of peace,” 1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV. Just for clarity, the confusions spoken of here comes from the Greek word (Strong’s G181) akatastasia, and it means a “tumult, instability, a state of disorder, disturbance, confusion, and commotions of war” in the Universe.
Now, remember the Chaos (disorder) is opposed to the Cosmos (the good order). Therefore, Chaos (disorder) causes a tumult, causes confusion and makes war with the Cosmos (the good order) of the Universe.
Let’s look at Universe a little closer to find out what the Universe is, and then we will look at chaos does to it.
The Universe is “the whole world, cosmos, the totality of all existing things. The Universe is “all things, everybody, all people, the whole world.” As an adjective, the Universe describes everyone and everything coming and being “altogether, all in one, whole, entire.” Literally, Universe means “turned into one.” The Universe is from the root oi-no- and means “one, unique” + versus, which means “to turn, turn back, be turned; convert, transform, translate; be changed.” The Universe is the uni + verse. It is the one line of the verse—the one song – Yahweh.
The Universe is the whole world and everything in it “coming into order” or “formal disposition or array, methodical or harmonious arrangement, and peace” as one in Yahweh. This is the good order – Cosmos.
So, why wouldn’t everyone want the harmony, unity, love, goodness, and peace brought to the Whole World, the Universe, everyone, and everything in them by the good order of Cosmos?