STARTING OF LIFE (GENESIS THE BEGINNING)

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 EVERYTHING–LITERALLY EVERYTHING–BEGINS HERE

IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED  THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH. 1:1

IS THE WORLD ETERNAL? HAS IT ALWAYS EXISTED? (every-thing-begins-bible)

MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT NATURE, THE SUN AND MOON, THE STARS, AND EVEN HUMAN BEINGS, NEVER HAD A BEGINNING. THERE IS AN ENDLESS, ETERNAL CYCLE OF BIRTH, LIFE, AND DEATH THAT CONSTANTLY REPEATS ITSELF. THIS ETERNAL CYCLE NEVER BEGAN AND WILL NEVER END. IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE. 

       THE BIBLE TELLS US SOMETHING DIFFERENT. IT TEACHES THAT THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THE WORLD DID NOT EXIST. ONLY GOD EXISTED. THE GOD OF THE BIBLE IS NOT A FORCE OR SOME UNKNOWABLE ABSOLUTE, BUT HE IS A PERSON. HE KNOWS AND THINKS; HE HAS EMOTIONS; THIS GOD DECIDED TO REVEAL HIMSELF BY CREATING THE WORLD. AND WITH THAT DECISION THE WORLD BEGAN. (every-thing-begins-bible)

GOD’S GOOD CREATIONS (every-thing-begins-bible)

        WHEN GOD FIRST  CREATED THE WORLD, HE CREATED IT GOOD. AS YOU READ THROUGH THE FIRST CHAPTER OF GENESIS, NOTICE HOW OFTEN THE AUTHOR REPEATS THAT LITTLE REFRAIN, “AND GOD SAW THAT IT WAS GOOD.” THIS MEANS THAT NOT ONLY WAS THERE NO SIN IN WHAT GOD MADE, BUT EVERYTHING FUNCTIONED PERFECTLY. THERE WERE NO STORMS, NO FAMINES; THERE WAS NO DESTRUCTION IN THE PERFECT WORLD GOD MADE.

         IN THE STORY OF THE CREATION OF THE WORLD WE SEE THE CAREFUL, PRECISE WAY IN WHICH GOD CARRIED OUT THE CREATION. AS YOU READ THE FIRST CHAPTER MAKE A LIST OF ALL THAT HE CREATED ON EACH OF THE SIX DAYS. YOU WILL NOTICE IMMEDIATELY HOW HIS WORK PROGRESSED FROM SIMPLE TO MORE COMPLEX, CULMINATING IN THE MOST WONDERFUL CREATION OF ALL, MAN. (every-thing-begins-bible)

THE NATURE OF GOD (every-thing-begins-bible)

        THE FIRST CHAPTER OF GENESIS TELLS MORE THAN THE STORY OF CREATION. THE NAME OF GOD IS MENTIONED THIRTY TIMES IN THIS CHAPTER, AND WE CAN CONCLUDE THAT THE CHAPTER NOT ONLY TELLS US ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD BUT TELL US ABOUT THE NATURE OF GOD. IT SHOWS US THAT GOD IS ALL-POWERFUL, FOR BY SIMPLY SPEAKING OR COMMANDING, ALL THINGS CAME INTO BEING.NO HUMAN BEING, NO MATTER HOW POWERFUL HE MIGHT BE, HAS EVER DEMONSTRATED POWER LIKE THIS. THE FIRST CHAPTER TELLS  US THAT GOD IS PERFECT.

        WHAT HE DOES HAS NO FLAW IN IT. WE ALSO DISCOVER IN THIS CHAPTER THAT GOD PLANS AND ORGANISES. WE SEE HIS CAREFUL, STEP-BY-STEP UNFOLDING OF CREATION IN THE ADDITION OF MORE COMPLEX CREATIVE ACTS EACH SUCCESSIVE DAY. MOST OF ALL, THIS CHAPTER TELLS US THAT GOD IS NOT SOME REMOTE, UNTOUCHABLE FORCE, BUT HE IS A PERSON. HE THINKS, PLANS, TALKS, LOVES, AND CARES FOR WHAT HE HAS MADE.

OTHER BEGINNINGS (every-thing-begins-bible)

    IN ADDITION TO TELLING US ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD AND THE NATURE OF GOD, THE BOOK OF GENESIS TELLS US ABOUT OTHER BEGINNINGS. IT TELLS US ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF SIN;  THE BEGINNING OF SALVATION; ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF JUDGEMENT; ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF ISRAEL, THE NATION GOD USED TO BRING SALVATION TO THE HUMAN RACE. THE BOOK OF GENESIS IS THE FOUNDATION OF ALL THE OTHER BOOKS OF THE BIBLE, FOR IN IT YOU WILL FIND THE STORY OF WHO WE ARE, WHAT SIN IS, WHAT SALVATION IS, AND HOW GOD WILL REDEEM THE WORLD FROM JUDGEMENT.

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