Monday, May 27, 2013
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Gen. 1:1
This is God's "deed" for the whole creation; it is a statement of ownership. The whole of the first chapter tells us how He did it, but this one verse is an absolute statement of truth. It is a grand summary statement that stands independent of all the others and introduces all the teaching on creation. [Synopsis of sermon by Pastor R. yesterday.]
A few other truths from the sermon:
1. Everything we have, know and are had a beginning.
2. God had no beginning. He is eternal.
3. The eternal God brought the heavens and earth into existence out of nothing.
4. The earth is the exclusive distinct object of His purposes. He distinguishes earth from all the others.
Now you have to agree we have a mighty God. Does He not have the right to have the final say about what His creation can and cannot do?