Gen. 1:1  ¶        In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Gen. 1:2 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.

Gen. 1:3  ¶       And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

 

Intro- Context issues

  1. Written 1000s of years ago
  2. Written as poetry not science
  3. Written to give a true picture of creation
  4. Written to a people in covenant with God
  5. Written to a people in the wilderness

 

I. God is the subject of the Bible

  1. God Creates
  2. God Reveals

II. This Universe had a Beginning

III. God Brought order to Chaos