For some reason many people don’t realise that if God is not the Creator of the universe, it has grave consequences. If Genesis 1 is not true, why is Genesis 2, or 3, et cetera? If the book of Genesis is not true, why is any other book in the Bible true? If Genesis 1 begins with a lie (according to Numbers 23:19, God is not a liar), why believe the rest of the Bible? Can anything be clearer as, ‘For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them…?’ 1
If God is the Creator, His ‘signature’ should be all over Scripture. So let’s look what the influence of the first verse is on the Bible (’In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth’ ).
- Time. ’In the beginning’ brought a time frame into the Bible. There are references to exact times and dates throughout the rest of the Bible. We see that God has a timescale for everything He does.
- Geography. ’…God created the heavens and the earth’ brought geographical areas and events into the Bible. A Biblical atlas helps to locate prominent events.
- People. The creation of Adam and Eve in God’s image (different from all other living things) brought the histories of many people into the Bible. They are identified by their genealogies.
- History. There are many books on archaeology, travel journeys, and historical accounts of surrounding nations that testify that the Bible is a historical book which accurately identifies places where people lived or events took place.
- Miracles. Because, ’…God created….’ miracles are second nature to God. They are possible because God is almighty. If God used the big bang, which is supposed to be a natural event that took place spontaneously over billions of years, where is God’s power? Why would God use the big bang if the whole Bible repeatedly shows that, ‘…nothing is impossible with God?’ 2
The big bang blasts the integrity of the Bible and God’s honesty and power to smithereens.
- Exodus 20:11
- Luke 1:37