God’s introduction

The first statement in the Bible is short and sweet, 

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

There is no more information on who God is or why He created.  Only a cryptic description of the creation of the universe in six days follows.

  • In the creation account there is no mention of angels.  Angels are an integral part of God’s Government.  They are important, 

‘Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?’  Hebrews 1:14

  • Many followers of Jesus think that because Genesis 1 belongs to the Old Testament, it is ‘old.’  Therefore they can discard the account.  But don’t be so fast.  It is a display of God’s power as He created with words, 

‘And God said….’  Genesis 1:3,6,9,11,14,20,24,26

  • Many think God’s introductory speech is only about creation.  Wrong!  The account introduces us to a Triune God.  It uses the plural form for God, but a singular verb and adds that,    

‘…the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.’ Genesis 1:2

  • Many think Genesis 1 is only the brainchild of an ancient Hebrew, Moses.  Wrong again!  It is God who speaks, 

‘In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways…’ Hebrews 1:1 

To be continued…

Author: Gerard and Alida

As you can see in the photo, there are two of us. We live and work together 24/7, studying and enjoying our grandchildren. Our passion is to know and understand what will happen after death. Is there a way to provide for and invest in that?

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