Today we are going to look at the very first verse in the Bible, Genesis 1:1. This text is one of the most debated texts in the Bible—at least when it comes to the subject of creation and evolution. But we are going to see that this debate is tragic, because Genesis 1:1 is not about creation vs. evolution at all.
The Text of Genesis 1:1
Genesis 1:1. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
In this discussion of Genesis 1:1, we look at:
- Genesis 1:1 is a battleground text over the scientific debate regarding creation and evolution. This is quite sad, for Genesis 1:1 is not a scientific text.
- But the creation debate is not the only debate in Genesis. There are dozens others. These debates reveal the problem with studying Genesis.
- If we get bogged down in debates, we will never understand Genesis.
- The point of Genesis is introduced by Genesis 1:1 – the author of Genesis wants to introduce us to God.
- Do you have Questions about God? Genesis 1:1 is the place to start.
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