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Whitt Madden | The book of Genesis is probably the most important one contained in the Bible; it forms the basis of all revelation; is necessary to account for the moral condition of man, and his consequent need of redemption by Christ. The history, doctrine, and prophecy of all the books of the Bible take their form from the narrative of this book, and without it, the rest of the book would not make much sense.
 
Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
 

The first 4 words are the beginning of a foundation of faith. “In the beginning God”. What does that say? 1st of all, that there was a beginning, and 2nd that God was already there.

What does the world say? They would have us believe that there is no God.

Psalm 14:1 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.

The word fool carries more of a moral meaning in the Scripture than it does of an intellectual one. Usually we equate the word fool with something who is silly, or a joker of sorts.

Isaiah 32:6 For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the LORD, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink.

God declares that He was there in the beginning. The next word is also extremely important – created. The definition of create is to cause to exist; bring into being.

God created the Heavens and the earth. He caused them to exist. He brought them into being. Knowledge and understanding of this, disproves the ‘reasonable’ explanation science gives for creation. They say that the universe exists because of an explosion. Really? Sometimes I wonder if scientists have ever gazed at the night time stars in awe? Have their ever considered the intricate details of the planets, the stars, the galaxies. Details far too great for some explosion.

We like to reason and explain things away. We love to question things too. Naturally, we ask for some account of this world that we live in. Questions like: Did the sun make itself? Was the world always in existence? If not, how did it begin to be? How did everything fall into place?

Science has spent a lifetime giving answers that only the human mind can explain. Theories they call them. The best explanation man can give for the creation of the universe is a man-made answer. Man cannot explain the details of something he wasn’t here to witness the creation of, we simply give it an ‘educated’ guess.

The answer is truly quite simple, and the answer is the fourth word of the first book of the Bible. God. God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning. Science would have attempted their man-made fact, when God has given us His Truth.

John 1:1-3 confirms what Genesis has already shared with us, and adds something very important for us to understand.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Hm, and without Him was not any thing made that was made. (John 1:1-3)

The Word is Jesus. He was in the beginning with God, and all things were made through Him. Scripture says that without Him, nothing was made. So when we reference this back to Genesis, not only did God create the Heavens and the Earth in the beginning, but Jesus was right there in the beginning with Him. All things were made through Him.

Proof that creation is the outcome of supernatural power.

So in 1 verse, Scripture reveals to us the following:

God is: Before all things, the cause of all things, the explanation of all things, and the destiny of all things.

In the beginning: was the birth of time, the birth of matter, and the birth of revelation

This verse tells us about: The Being of God, His eternity, His omnipotence or Having unlimited or universal power, authority, His absolute freedom, and His infinite wisdom.

In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. There is a significance to the order of this statement. Heaven is named first as being first. Heaven should be our desire. If you are a believer it is our home, and our destination.

The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. (Psalms 19:1)

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