“In the Beginning God”

Genesis 1:1


1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.


Other Scripture:

2 Timothy 3:16—17, Romans 1:18—23, Ephesians 1:4, John 1:1—2, Hebrews 11:3



“Naturalism is the view that every law and every force operating in the universe is natural rather than moral, spiritual, or supernatural. Naturalism is inherently antitheistic, rejecting the very concept of a personal God.” (Dr. John MacArthur) 


“Think, for example, of a circle that contains everything there is and there is nothing in the circle, then remove the circle. This is the concept of absolutely nothing.” (Francis A. Schaeffer) 


“According to our way of thinking, we have value because of what we imagine we can do for God. This is prideful, foolish, and vain. According to the biblical perspective, we have value because God grants it to us. Our worth is according to the grace of God in creation and to His election of us to salvation.” (Dr. James Montgomery Boice)


“If Genesis 1:1 is true, then the universe and everything in it was created by a loving and personal God and His purposes are clearly revealed to us in Scripture. Further, if the Genesis account is true, then we bear the stamp of God and are loved by Him—and because we are made in His image, human being have dignity, value, and obligation that transcends that of all other creatures.” (Dr. MacArthur)