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Creation & Origins

By the grace of God, we have a perfectly preserved account of the creation of the world and of the origins of all the things we observe around us.  The fact that sin and death are enemies to the Truth makes itself evident even in the discussions of origins today.  Sin has marred creation and corrupted our minds so that we cannot correctly recall or account for the events in our own past, and the collection of things which can be recounted is limited by death.

These two enemies of God work against the Truth, so that we cannot know of our own origins because there is no one alive to recount it to us, and even the memories of events we can personally recall are disfigured by the corruption of the mind.  Think about it this way.  Nearly all of Adam's own descendants on the earth today deny that he ever existed! 

The Holy Spirit has preserved an account that is perfect and pure in the word of God regarding these things.  Specifically, in the book of Genesis given to Moses by God (So named after the first word of the book in Hebrew re'shiyth, which means beginning, first, best, or chief) , we have available to us the preserved Truth of the beginnings of all things.  This tells of God's work to create the heavens and the earth in six morning and evenings, or literal 24 hour days.  It also gives us the origins of man, marriage, sin, families, nations, government, cities, religion, as well as the promise of a savior and king who would conquer the serpent and deliver man from sin and death. 


The book of Genesis provides the necessary foundation for a proper and sound understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ today.  All through the scriptures we are told of the works of God who fashioned, created, and made all things in heaven and earth.  The apostle John goes on to explain that it was by the Son of God, Jesus Christ, that all things were made (John 1:3), with the Apostle Paul adding that by Him all things consist (Colossians 1:17), and that all things are held by the Word of His power (Hebrews 1:3).  We further understand through the word of god that he has purposed to restore all things and to make all things new in the fullness of time.  It is this hope we have in God and Christ Jesus to restore all things by His power and Word, that is a part of the gospel we preach.  The creative power of God continues to be evident in the world today to those who have believed  the truth in Christ and are no longer blinded by sin and death.  by His grace  he continues to unfold to us the manifold wisdom of God (Ephesians 3:10)!

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