In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So, God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:1, 26-27 ESV
The book of Genesis, as well as ALL the OLD TESTAMENT, is important to read, study, know and BELIEVE! You would never read a book and start half way through it and then say, “That makes sense, I don’t need to know the FOUNDATION, or the beginning of how we got to where we are now. If you don’t know the beginning, then the end WILL NOT make sense! In John 16 Jesus tells us; “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away… Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember that I told them to you”. (v 1-4)
Leader, if you have trouble with the beginning of the book, then you will never TRULY BELIEVE in the rest of the book! God created it all, God the SON, Jesus! Our first introduction to God is as a CREATOR, and then 25 verses later He tells us that we are made in the GOD CLASS- we were made to CREATE, just like the AUTHOR and FINISHER of our Faith, Jesus! (Hebrews 12:2). Notice that God made Male and Female, it doesn’t say, LGBTQ and the rest of the alphabet. Notice it doesn’t say, or talk about alien spores, multiple universes or evolution over millions of years. This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. (Dt 30:19) The TIME IS NOW to decide; will you believe the FATHER of all Creation and His SON, or will you believe the WORLD and its Leader, the Prince of this world?
Conduit, the original language that the BIBLE was written in uses THE WORD, ELOHIM, that is translated, God. El, is God in the original text and ‘im”, means plural. Here we understand, multiple God’s, the TRINITY: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit were ALL PRESENT. But make no mistake it is Jesus who created ALL things and HE came down to earth in Luke 2, to start the process of Redemption through FAITH ALONE, by GRACE ALONE, through CHRIST ALONE! He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Col 1:15-17) And John tells us TRUE HIS-STORY: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:1-4,14) Today, CHOOSE to believe the BIBLE, believe the WORD-Jesus and not this WORLD and its PRINCE- the FATHER OF LIES- for in the END the writing is on the wall! See the book of Revelation! HE wins, and if we walk with HIM and FOLLOW HIM and SHARE HIM- WE WIN TOO!