d. According to its kind: This phrase appears ten times in Genesis chapter 1. (2 Timothy 1:9), v. Believers in Jesus Christ were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world: just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. (Isaiah 40:12). 4. This shows us that light is more than a physical substance; it also has a supernatural aspect. i. In like manner, when you think of who heaven and earth were created for, you might be thinking 'Mmm, probably mankind'. (Gen 1:3-5) The first day of creation: light is created and divided from the darkness. Propagating the story requires illustrations, museum exhibits, and television reenactments. Chance has no power. It describes the beginning of heaven and earth obviously. A STUDY OF GENESIS . Poetical Books Wisdom Literature If so, have a look at the following verse: 'For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.' Genesis 1: In the Beginning... was the Word. 3. This is the effect of worldliness that gets between the believer and Jesus Christ. Luke-Acts So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so. Psalm 147:4 and Isaiah 40:26 tell us God has the stars all numbered and God has a name for them all. You will notice that in reference to the creation of mankind, the Bible reveals God saying 'Let US make man in our image.' “Chance” merely describes the statistical probability of something happening. Then God speaks and light comes to be. It was enough for God to merely speak the words, “Light be!” and there was light. Pauline Epistles Hebrew dictionaries are our primary source of reliable information concerning Hebrew words.” (Leupold). Historical Books GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point Chance doesn’t do anything but describe a probability. ii. iii. Is it a reference to our physical image? The mission of Jesus was foreordained before the foundation of the world: He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. d. So the evening and the morning were the first day: Many wonder if this was a literal day (in the sense we think of a day) or if it was a geological age. The students discussed it for a while and decided they had 5% of all human knowledge among themselves. No, for God is spirit (  John 4:24  ) To quote the Bible Knowledge Commentary: "Human life was created in (lit., 'as,' meaning 'in essence as') the image of God (v. 27). Other Scriptures, in their approach to Genesis 1, demonstrate this. Then the Lord appeared to him by the terebinth trees of Mamre, as he was sitting in the tent door in the heat of the day. As  John 1:4  states 'In Him (Jesus) was life and that life was the light of men.' d. God created the heavens and the earth: If God created the heavens and the earth, then we must forever put away the idea that anything happens by chance. 2. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point It might have been wiser to spend the money cultivating intelligent life in Washington. Genesis 1:14-18 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day. And the earth brought forth grass, the herb that yields seed according to its kind, and the tree that yields fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind. e. God created: Inherent in the idea of God is that He is an intelligent designer. Among the diversity of animals, many share similar structures: birds, reptiles, mammals, and so forth. Sometimes the interpretation is easy to discern and sometimes not, but God meant something with the text revealed to mankind. And God saw that it was good. The constantly changing scene of science is illustrated by a sidebar to a science article in the Los Angeles Times titled, “The Big Bang and What Followed It”: In the beginning, there was light – but also quarks and electrons. What possible benefit could there be for the first 39 stages? But thank God that He doesn't leave us and His Holy Spirit hovers over us, drawing us to the Father. Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. The Bible tells us we can know God exists because of what we see in the created world. Commentary on Genesis 1:1,2 (Read Genesis 1:1,2) The first verse of the Bible gives us a satisfying and useful account of the origin of the earth and the heavens. How did he do this? Scientists detect chance in the radio signals constantly (in the form of static with no pattern), but it tells them nothing. ii. Rabbi Simeon ben Joachi, commenting on the word Elohim: “Come and see the mystery of the word Elohim; there are three degrees, and each degree by itself alone, and yet notwithstanding they are all one, and joined together in one, and are not divided from each other.” Clarke adds: “He must be strangely prejudiced indeed who cannot see that the doctrine of a Trinity, and of a Trinity in unity, is expressed in the above words.”, ii. Many have suggested the problem is solved by saying these heavenly bodies were created on the first day, but were not specifically visible, or not finally formed, until the fourth. 11. Genesis 1:2-4  'Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Many years ago a scientist named Carl Sagan petitioned the U.S. government for a grant to fund the search for intelligent life in outer space. Minor Prophets The scientific priesthood that has authority to interpret the official creation story gains immense cultural influence thereby, which it might lose if the story were called into question. Some scientists now say life on earth began when immense meteorites carrying amino acids impacted earth at a time when the sun was cooler and the earth was a watery ball covered with ice up to 1,000 feet thick. Thank you for registering. But when it comes to creation stories, few can hold a candle to the tale cooked up by modern cosmologists. From what we see of heaven and earth, we learn the power of the great Creator. ii. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sarte stated the essential problem of philosophy: there is something, instead of nothing. Joseph. Genesis 1:1 reveals to us that the Person who is the Creator of the world and the cause of its existence is none other that God (Elohim). Wisdom Literature (See  Acts 26:18  ). God made the beast of the earth according to its kind: When we look at the infinite variety of the animal kingdom (both living and extinct), we must be impressed with God’s creative power, as well as His sense of humor. There are indicators of where these records begin and end. a. There are at least 165 passages in Genesis either directly quoted or clearly referred to in the New Testament; many of these are quoted more than once, so there are at least 200 quotations or allusions to Genesis in the New Testament. Without great temperature variations, there would be no significant winds, and the water-rain cycle could not form. d. “I beg and faithfully warn every pious Christian not to stumble at the simplicity of the language and stories that will often meet him there [in Genesis]. Microevolution does not prove macroevolution. This document has been generated from XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) source with RenderX XEP Formatter, version 3.7.3 Client Academic. The first day is complete. A man is absolutely superior at being a man. Start studying Genesis 1-11 Study Guide. e. To you it shall be for food: God gave man dominion over the whole earth, but only vegetation is specifically mentioned as being for food. Inside the Museum, the relics were placed behind bullet-proof glass to be admired by a select preview audience of anthropologists, who spoke in hushed voices because ‘It was like discussing theology in a cathedral.’ A sociologist observing this ritual of the anthropologist tribe remarked, ‘Sounds like ancestor worship to me.’ ”, c. Solly Zuckerman is a committed evolutionist and one of Britain’s most influential scientists. practical application 1. 10 And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. Genesis 1:14-19  And God said, 'Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.' 3. He hoped to find evidence of life by using a super sensitive instrument to pick up radio signals from distant space. Note the phrasing of Genesis 2:4, 5:1, 6:9, 10:1, 11:10, 11:27, 25:12, 25:19, 36:1, 36:9, 37:2. a. “Thus it is probable that the Book of Genesis was written originally by actual eyewitnesses of the events reported therein. The light, which is good, is then separated from the darkness. It is the understanding that there must be a purposeful intelligence Who created this world, because the world shows both purpose and intelligence. Minor Prophets In fact, the use of drugs in this manner is nowhere approved and is always condemned in the Bible. “At times, I miss the old days when I could just work in my office and not worry that someone would disprove my theory in a few weeks” said Rocky Kold of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. c. This is an example of the teleological argument for the existence of God. This image was imparted only to humans (2:7). Grammatically it is a plural word used as if it were singular. i. Additionally, God gave mankind a desire for sex, which would make the populating of the earth quick and likely. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy Poetical Books Lewis wrote that when he heard a Biblical scholar claim the Genesis creation account was a myth, he didn’t want to know about the man’s credentials as a Biblical scholar. Genesis 1:2-3 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. b. Jesus quoted Genesis as if it were a purely historical record (Matthew 19:4-6 and 23:35). Book of Genesis Chapter 1 -- This study of Genesis is the first of eleven in a series of studies of the first 11 chapters of the Book of Genesis. But scientists are really not much closer at all to knowing anything about this instant beginning to the universe. Genesis chapter 11 is all about the plans of man. In the view of many (including the author) this argument from purpose and design remains unanswered by the atheist or the agnostic. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. And Christians now have an opportunity to have that image restored in their own lives. Dark matter is a term scientists use to explain an enormous apparent excess of gravity in the universe. We see that the earth was barren and empty but there is hope for the Spirit hovers nearby. In chapter 16 we learn that Sarai had a plan because in her mind God had delayed too long. Genesis 1:1 In the Beginning, God. The average distance between one galaxy and another is about 20 million trillion miles. And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. But certainly, not every herb is good for every purpose. Scientific inquiry is the glory of man; yet it must all be done with utmost humility, realizing God conceals these matters for man to search out. The faith of humble Christians understands this better than the fancy of the most learned men. Sold as a slave, second youngest son of Jacob (Israel), came to power in Egypt, 4th Patriarch, favorite son until presumed dead, given Technicolor robe with sleeves, dreams that brothers and … Daily Study Questions for Genesis Chapter 1 Day One. Almost all important doctrines and teachings have their foundation in the Book of Genesis: the doctrines of sin, redemption, justification, Jesus Christ, the personality and personhood of God, the kingdom of God, the fall, Israel, the promise of the Messiah, and more. b. 2. In humans, the duration of the sexual interlude is longer and the intensity of the pleasure of sex is stronger, and only humans continue to have intercourse after the end of fertility. a. The concept of man being created in the image of God is repeated to give emphasis to the idea. Let's start with a quiz to get going. e. This uncertainty is shown in a March 6, 1995, front-page article in the Los Angeles Times headlined, “Rethinking Cosmic Questions”: Ever since people first stood up amid the tall grasses and looked about the world in wonder, religion, mythology and science all have struggled to explain how the world came to be. So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. He thought the “days” of Genesis referred not to 24-hour days, but to historical ages of indefinite duration. Einstein asked them how much of all the knowledge in the world they had among themselves collectively, as a class. Pure chance, absolutely free but blind, at the very root of the stupendous edifice of evolution.”. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. Genesis Chapter 2 Bible Study: Trees, Seeds and Wives. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. It means God allows variation within a kind, but something of one kind will never develop into something of another kind. Genesis 1:14-19 And God said, 'Let there be lights in the expanse … Then they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.”. c. I will make you a great nation: God promised to make a nation from Abram. Some scientists may be overly sure when it comes to what can be known of the universe, but we do not have to accept such arrogance. Minor Prophets ii. Darrow maneuvered Bryan to take the stand as an expert witness on the Bible, and he humiliated Bryan in a devastating cross-examination. The first five days of creation.. Pentateuch Most “Gap Theory” adherents use the theory to explain the fossil record, assigning old and extinct fossils to this indefinite gap. His native tongue is Mandarin, but … b. i. i. Leupold does a good job showing that the plurality of let Us make cannot be merely the plurality of royalty, nor can it be God speaking with and to the angels. The sun is a type of the Son! 2. But when a man tries to be a woman or a woman tries to be a man, you have something inferior. i. b. 2. This is demonstrated in several passages of Scripture. 100% all the time. Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1 by H. C. Leupold Christian Classics Ethereal Library. It also outlines the beginning of mankind, sin, and redemption. This means there is an unbridgeable gap between human life and animal life. The teacher wasn’t even sure he had taught evolution, but the trial went ahead. Luke-Acts Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. A woman is absolutely superior at being a woman. It was created by God, who, by definition, is eternal and has always been. This is also the way God works in our life. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.'. The New Testament Bryan believed in the Bible, but not literally. Here is what he says: 'For God, who said, 'Let light shine out of darkness,' made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. c. C.S. iv. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. We come to the Bible knowing the copies we have in our hands are reliable duplicates (though not perfect duplicates) of the exact writings, which God perfectly inspired. Johannine Writings Pauline Epistles The Bible’s clear teaching of God’s creation and the uncertainty of modern science. Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together: The idea is that before this, the earth was covered with water. Because this record is so complete, paleontologists assumed a positive trail of evolution could be found. CHAPTER ONE . Pentateuch Chapter 1- Genesis Chapter 1 is the first of eleven in a series of studies of the first 11 chapters of the Book of Genesis. If we don’t approach the Bible this way, then we can only come to it with how we feel about the text, and we decide what is true or false about the text — making ourselves greater than the text itself. While masterfully spinning ideas out of faith and equations, cosmologists were pitifully short on data. Seemingly, before the flood, the human race was vegetarian, but after the flood, man was given permission to eat the flesh of animals (Genesis 9:3). Let Us make man in Our image: The use of the plural (Let Us…in Our image, according to Our likeness) is consistent with the idea that there is One God in three Persons, what we know as the Trinity. Some portions of the Bible give a historical account, others are poetic, and some are prophetic. Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures: We see the great variety of birds and sea creatures were created at the same time, not evolving slowly over millions of years. They could not see or measure the phenomena they were trying to explain. f. God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good: God’s final analysis of His work of creation is that it was very good. Dialing back the cosmic clock about 15 billion years, they depict a time before time, a place before space existed. The light we have depends upon His life living through us just as the moon is totally reliant upon the sun to look at all attractive! A few million miles more or less and life as we know it would be impossible. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point (Gen 1:9-13) The third day of creation: the land is divided from the sea; plants and all types of vegetation are created. b. It was right, not wrong; and it was right concerning all things. b. J. Edwin Orr used a memorable definition of God, which was thoroughly Biblical: God is the only infinite, eternal, and unchangable spirit, the perfect being in whom all things begin, and continue, and end. 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. Animals have sexual relations only for reproduction, but human sexual response is different from animal sexual response in many ways. d. In fact, the more they find out, the more they discover how much they don’t know. Atoms merged to form dust clouds, which grew into stars and galaxies and clusters. Yet the Bible does not make elaborate arguments for the existence of God. He made the stars also. Being in God's image means that humans share, though imperfectly and finitely, in God's nature, that is, in His communicable attributes (life, personality, truth, wisdom, love, holiness, justice), and so have the capacity for spiritual fellowship with Him. Louis Ginzberg wrote about a fascinating legend on how the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet all wanted to begin the Bible, but in the end, the letter “bet” was allowed, because he said, “O Lord of the world! He is the object of faith. To Start Your Genesis Bible Study - Choose A Lesson. 3. ii. The New Testament Whether or not it lands heads or tails is due to the strength with which the coin is flipped, the strength of air currents and air pressure as it flies through the air, where it is caught, and if it is flipped over once it is caught. i. “If the days were not days at all, would God have countenanced the word? The Beginning - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.” Thus God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. He is the God who can take your nothing, presented to Him, and create something. We can only confidently know about Him what He chooses to reveal to us. Sorcery is universally condemned in the Bible (Exodus 22:18, Deuteronomy 18:10, 2 Chronicles 33:6, Revelation 21:8 and 22:15). GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select an Ending Point Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. b. Though the teachings of Scripture have many applications, they only have one true interpretation. There would be lush, tropical-like vegetation, all over the world, fed not by rain, but by a rich evaporation and condensation cycle, resulting in heavy dew or ground-fog. Instead, “the fossil record does not convincingly document a single transition from one species to another.” (Johnson), i. Evolutionist Nile Eldredge wrote: “We paleontologists have said that the history of life [in the fossil record] supports [the story of gradual evolution], all the while knowing that it does not.” (Johnson). From Johnson: “The ‘priceless and fragile relics’ were carried by anxious curators in first-class airplane seats and brought to the Museum in a VIP motorcade of limousines with police escort. Genesis Chapter 3 Bible Study: One little bite - The fall of mankind, Genesis Chapter 4 Bible Study: So Long Ago The Garden. The vapor blanket would filter out ultraviolet radiation, cosmic rays, and other destructive energies bombarding the planet. Male and female He created them: This should not be construed to mean Adam was originally some type of androgynous being, being both male and female. It is precisely because people have abandoned the truth of Genesis that society is in such disarray. He should not doubt that, however simple they may seem, these are the very words, works, judgments, and deeds of the high majesty, power, and wisdom of God.” (Luther, cited in Boice). Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever You had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. 3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Well, the questions don't get much harder just yet for I'm sure you know that it was Moses who wrote the book. (  1 John 3:2  ), Heb 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, Genesis Chapter 1 Bible Study: In the Beginning... was the Word. In the beginning God created the … Only humans demonstrate a constant availability for and interest in sex, as opposed to a “heat” season in animals. Probably the original narratives were recorded on tables of stone or clay, in common practice of early times, and then handed down from father to son, finally coming into the possession of Moses. c. In Our image: There are several specific things in man that show him to be made in the image of God. 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