The authoritative truth, The Bible, written and inspired by God, the Creator, begins in GENESIS 1:1 with this phrase: In the Beginning, God. What and whose beginning is being addressed?
The beginning of God Himself? No. God has always existed. God is a supernatural spirit being. God (The Father, The Word, and The Holy Spirit) is the Creator of all.
The beginning of Angels. No. The Bible does not tell us when God created Angels. But, we know from Scripture that Angels are supernatural, eternal beings. Angels were already present when the natural, physical heavens and earth were created.
(Job 38: 4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God (angels) shouted for joy?)
In the beginning is about the beginning of the history of mankind. In the beginning is about the creation of the heavens and the earth and all living things of the earth. The universe was created to support human beings and to display God's invisible attributes, His eternal power and His divine nature. God created all because it pleased Him to do so.
The Beginning of Creation - Scripture examples
Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. .
1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam (Jesus) was made a quickening spirit.
John 1 : 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2 The same was in the beginning with God.
3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5 nd the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Isaiah 40:21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning ? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?
Not the beginning of God. Not the beginning of Angels.
IN THE BEGINNING - OF THE HISTORY OF MANKIND - GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH
As promised, I will be walking through Genesis 1, discussing each day of the Creation Week. The blogs written prior to this one were to prepare for this discussion. Below is a link to the INDEX of this series and the index provides links to each blog thus far written in the series.
INDEX to Blogs on Creation Account Series
Looking forward to hearing more, thanks for the time devoted to present this
I am enjoying too. And since Gen.1:1 says 'heaven and earth', it can not be separated from Exo. 20:11. Did it all, in the time He said. Dr. Robert Gentry has got some great scientific insight into creation too. I know you have mentioned Answers in Genesis too. God is raising up witnesses even in the field of science, awesome!
God Bless Sister, billy
Always looking forward to anything about Genesis and God's 6 day account and just the shear magnitude of the God's Spirit hovering above the waters! His creation for His Glory! Beyond comprehension! Wow! God Bless you richly, Sister Dorothy! Dave
Sister Dorothy, sounds good to know that God created Heavens and earth for mankind. Our God is just awesome, what He does for mankind is mind bloggling. No one can fully understand or fathom even a measure of His mind.
Thanks for sharing
From Hwa Silverpen
It is so humbling to realize our God created the heavens and earth for us. He is so awesome and so good! Thanks for reading my blogs and your always encouraging words.
Blessings always Hwa!