In the Beginning God - Genesis 1

In the Beginning God

Genesis 1:1-31

"In the beginning God created
the heavens and the earth."
Genesis 1:1.

 

The age old question is asked by innocent children and learned scholars alike, "Where did this world come from?"  The only sensible answer is God.  He is the Creator of the heavens and the earth and all that is therein.  The Lord gives meaning and purpose and value to life.

The existence of God is the basic assumption of the Bible.  It simply begins, "In the beginning God...."  But it is a reasonable assumption.  Creation itself is one of God's great missionaries.  In Psalm 19:1 we read, "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork."  His fingerprints are all over His creation.  He has revealed Himself as "the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth."  Isaiah 40:28.  According to Romans 1:20, "For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made...."

Anyone who does not believe this first verse in the Bible will have great difficulty believing anything else that the holy Scriptures have to say.

The creation account in Genesis offers no comfort to atheists, who deny the existence of God.  They usually seek refuge in evolution, a pseudo-intellectual hiding place.  Evolutionists believe that in the beginning life spontaneously emerged.  Consider the following statement, addressing this issue, by Dr. George Wald, a Nobel Prize winner of Harvard University, who said, "One has only to contemplate the magnitude of this task to concede that the spontaneous generation of a living organism is impossible.  Yet here we are---as a result, I believe, of spontaneous generation."  He believes what he himself says is impossible. 

Theistic evolutionists fare no better.  At the other end of the evolutionary time line they find that they have evolved from the image and likeness of Godzilla.  Compare Genesis 1:26, 27, where man is created in the image and likeness of God.  There really is a difference, isn't there?

Genesis 1:1 has no room for pantheism.  The God of creation is separate from His creation.  Polytheism, the belief in many gods, has no factual basis.  Atheistic Communism used to teach materialism, the erroneous belief that matter is eternal.  The heavens and the earth had a beginning.  They began with God.

This God is our Creator.  He isn't seeking scholarly opinions that deny His Word.  He is seeking true worshippers, those who will worship Him in spirit and in truth.  The psalmist cries, "Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.  For He is our God, and we are the people of His pasture, and the sheep of His hand."  Psalm 95:6, 7.

 

Lord, we would humble ourselves before You this day.  We acknowledge that You are our Creator-God.  Help us to always be mindful of our relationship with You.  We really want to worship You in spirit and in truth.  Lead us.  In Jesus' name.  Amen!

 

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