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Discover the Book - Feb. 24, 2010

  • 2010 Feb 24

The Scientific Foundation for Our Faith is Genesis 1:1



Creation is central to the Bible as the Creator Himself opens the pages of the Scriptures and introduces Himself.

The Gospel of Salvation from Genesis to Revelation is all about the Creator coming to save those created in His image. So, there is always in God's Word the Bible—a link between Creation, the Creator, and Salvation. With that in mind turn with me to the first ten words that open the Bible, Genesis 1:1.

What would be the most important message to every human on Earth? 

I believe that foundational to EVERYTHING we believe and hold as true are the first ten words of Genesis. These words are vital to all parts of life, and crucial to the destiny of our souls.

Ten Words That
Determine Everything


In order that we never miss those vital words, God put them at the front of the Bible. 

These are the first words Jesus and the Apostles read at their mother's knees. For all Jewish children were taught to read starting with the Torah, the first five books of Moses.

Genesis 1:1   "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (NKJV)

In the last book of the Bible, at the end of the world, as the earth is crumbling, and demon monsters are stalking humans, and people are dying faster than at any moment since the great flood of Genesis 6-8—what does God do? 

God the Savior dispatches 24 legions of Jewish evangelists (14:1-5) numbering 144,000; and if that were not enough, God dispatches another global evangelist, an angel that flies around the world loudly telling those who will hear the only hope of salvation from the tsunami of death around them.

Have you read those words of hope lately? What message does God give to people hopelessly trapped on this doomed planet? If you look carefully at His message of salvation in Revelation 14:6-7,  it is the message of salvation given by the Creator Himself.


"Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— 7 saying with a loud voice, "Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water."

God Has Spoken


Before each of us this day, are not only crystal clear details on the opening day of the Cosmos in Genesis 1-2, but also the Creator's personal revelation to His creatures about everything else we would ever need to know. God's Word is the doorway to life as God intended for it to be. Genesis is the start of the pathway to the Divinely revealed secrets of:

•    How to live forever (John 10);
•    How to have a joy-filled marriage (Proverbs 5);
•    How to experience real love (I Corinthians 13)
•    How to be prosperous and successful (Josh 1);
•    How to never fear the future (John 14); and
•    How to conquer any and every bondage (Hebrews 2).

The Immense God: who is vastly beyond all that exists, and has always been, before the Universe began—has revealed Himself in the Scriptures. 

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