Genesis 1:1

In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:1

I do not think that there is a simple or more understandable verse in the entire Bible.  Yet, I also do not think that there is a single verse in the entire Bible that draws so much doubt, ridicule and criticism.  Really, your view of and belief in this verse determines your view of and belief in the entire rest of the Bible.

If you truly believe that “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth,” you have no problem understanding that God is in control of everything.  You have no problem accepting the simple fact that God makes the rules and sets the boundaries for human behavior.  If you can believe that God was able to create the entire world and universe out of nothing, then you probably have no trouble believing what the rest of the Bible says, be it John 3:16 or Haggai 2:8.

On the other hand, if you reject Genesis 1:1, you are starting off on the wrong foot.  If you think that this is incorrect, then you probably think the rest of the Bible is incorrect.  If you think that God would lie about creating the world, why would you even care what else He said?

Sometimes the importance of simple belief and simple faith is lost.  But, if we would believe in the Saviour, we must come to Him in simple faith.  If we believe that God could create the entire world, it isn’t too hard to believe that He can save us from our sins.  The Bible starts with a simple test of faith.  Unfortunately, how many people have failed that test?

One response to this post.

  1. Ben, I was away this weekend, but trying to catch up! 🙂 You have me thinking about how He would have this be the very first verse of the Bible. He doesn’t want anyone to doubt or guess what this is going to be about.
    God bless you and yours as you believe Him today!

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