The Book of Genesis is foundational to the rest of the Scriptures for in it we discover the order that God created everything that was made. This includes the earth, sun, moon, stars, plants, fish, birds, animals, and mankind. We learn of the biblical institution of marriage between one man and one woman which is to be the foundation for the family. We learn of the entrance of sin into the world through the original sin of Adam and Eve and the fall of man. We learn about the sin nature that been inherited by all mankind. We learn of God’s redemptive work of salvation to reconcile mankind back to Him-self and restoring the intimate fellowship with Him that was once lost due to the entrance of sin into the world. In the book of Genesis we find everything originated with God and realize that everything was created with a purpose and that everything has a purpose.
In the book of Genesis we find the biblical account of creation and the beginning of all things. In the book of Genesis we find that God created the heavens and the earth (Gen. 1:1) The Spirit of God was hovering or moving over the waters, so we see the Spirits involvement in creation (Gen. 1:2). On the first day, God spoke and created the light and divided the light from the darkness and called the darkness night (Gen. 1:3-5). On the second day, God separated the water above the earth from the waters below forming heaven and forming the atmosphere or heaven (Gen. 1:6-8). On the third day, God separates the waters from the land, the water God called Seas and the dry land He calls Earth. The earth began to produce plant life, grass, vegetation and trees of all kinds (Gen. 1:9-13). On the fourth day, God separates the day from the night and creates the sun, moon, and the stars (Gen. 1:14-19). On the fifth day, God creates all the creatures of the sea, and the birds on the earth (Gen. 1: 20-23). On the sixth day, God creates all the land animals, reptiles, and He creates mankind in His own image, or likeness both male and female (Gen. 1:24-27). God says, in verse 27, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to our likeness;” It is important to note, God was speaking hear of the trinity, as we find out in the New Testament. We have already seen God speaking, the Holy Spirit moving over the earth, and in the New Testament we find Jesus Christ was present in creation also.
In the book of John 1:1-3 and the book of Colossians 1:15-17, we learn that Jesus was present at the time of the creation of the universe and everything in it. We also learn from these New Testament verses that everything was created through and for Him. God blesses mankind to reproduce themselves by populating the earth. God tells Adam and Eve to subdue the earth and have dominion over creatures of the sea, birds, and land animals. God then provides for mankind and the animals giving them all they needed for food in order to sustain life. Here we find our creator God treating both man and woman as equals giving them joint rule over the earth. They were to rule over the earth as equals using their God given abilities to manage the earth by taking care of the earth and its resources which God had given to them (Gen. 1:28-31). God had completed all of His work of creating, and He rested on the seventh day. He also blessed the seventh day and sanctified it in order for those who would choose to observe its original intent of rest and worship that they would experience God’s divine spiritual blessing (Gen. 2:1-3).
In the book of Genesis, we learn that everything had a beginning the earth, sun, moon, and stars, the grass, plants and trees, the animals, birds, and fish, and the first human beings. The whole universe had a beginning being created by God in six days with God resting on the seventh day. The Scriptures make it clear that these were literal days with twenty-four hour periods due to the Hebrew word Yom being translated in all its uses into “day”. This is further clarified due to the use of the term “evening and morning” being used at the end of each day. It is absolutely certain the Scriptures are clear about a literal twenty-four hour day, and not millions and billions of years, or ages. The Hebrew people in both Old and New Testament times began each new day in the evening at sunset. Those who are committed to keep the Law of the Sabbath, still begin their Sabbath starting Friday evening. They may leave work early to make it home, or may even park their car along the highway, or a street, and walk, if they are not home to begin their Sabbath day of worship.
We should also pay close attention to the order in which God created them. This will prove to be important information to have in order to combat the theory of the evolutionary process. God makes it absolutely clear in the Scriptures the order in which He created everything from the first day to the sixth day. The first day, God spoke and created the light, which was not the Sun, moon, or the stars of heaven, it was a light source unknown to us. One the third day, God created the earth and on the fourth day, God created the Sun, moon and stars. The sun, moon, and stars were created after the earth had already been created by God. The reason it is important is the evolutionist’s believe that the stars came into existence before the earth came into existence. This is the opposite of what God’s Word says, and contradicts what the Scriptures teach concerning creation.
According to the Scriptures God created all the fish, sea creatures, and the birds on the fifth day, and He created all the land animals on the six day (Gen. 1:20-25). The Scriptures reveal that God created the fish and birds on the fifth day, and the reptiles of the six day. However, evolutionists supposed theory of belief is that fish came into existence long before the birds came into existence and that reptiles evolved into birds. Evolutionists also theorize that most of the animals on earth came into existence and died off becoming extinct long before man existed on earth. According to the Scriptures God created all the fish, birds, and animals, within a forty-eight hour period of creating Adam and Eve on the sixth day.
There are the theistic evolutionary viewpoints which may vary, and there are also different theistic progressive views. The theistic evolutionary view believes in the existence of God in the evolution process, however, God is not the Creator or Lord of all the universe and mankind. The theistic evolution view point contains the most liberal theology and distorts and contradicts the Word of God in many ways. The theistic progressive creation theory point of view has different beliefs depending on how liberal or conservative they are in their theology. Some theistic progressive views believe in the “Big Bang” theory, and that God started the process and has little else to do with creation and humanity. They also believe the earth is billions of years old and some believe animals lived and died on earth before Adam and Eve.
The theistic views also include the Gap Theory, which has many different views, but most would agree on billions of years being place in between Genesis 1:1 and verse 2. Some believe animals existed, death occurred, and fossilization took place before Adam and Eve. These viewpoints although they believe in God deny the existence of a prefect God who created a perfect world, in which there was no previous sickness, disease, or death of any kind. All of these theories create too many theological interpretation difficulties, discrepancies and inconsistencies which do not coincide with the Word of God. These viewpoints are unsupported by the Scriptures only serve to create confusion and division within the body of Christ. We must learn to hold fast to the Scriptures concerning creation allowing Creation Science to prove the Scriptures to be true.
According to Scriptures, there was a literal Adam and Eve who were created by God, Adam being formed first and then Eve. This Biblical view of Scripture was also shared by the Apostle Paul in his epistles in the New Testament, as he stated in the book of 1Timothy 2:13, “For Adam was formed first, then Eve”. From the Apostle Paul’s viewpoint of Scripture, he believed in a literal Adam and Eve as he wrote and taught everywhere in every church (1 Cor.4:17). The Scripture states in Romans 3:4 “let God be true, but every man a liar”. By faith we must hold to the Scriptural view of creation, in the book of Hebrews 11:3, “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, “. God’s Word is to be the foundation on which we build our lives. We must begin to speak and communicate the truth of God’s Word to our children by teaching them the Scriptures and passing the truth on from one generation to another. We must begin to share our biblical views not only with our own children, but with other members of our immediate and extended family as well. We should also look for opportunities to share our biblical views with close friends, associates, and with those we come into contact with as we have opportunity and are led by the Holy Spirit.
We started with the beginning of creation to get a foundational understanding of when, how, and why we were created. We are taking God at His Word who was there at the time of creation, instead of someone else’s word who wasn’t there. Evolutionists were not there, they are not eye witnesses of how the universe came into being. Evolutionists have no eye witnesses to give an account of creation, and they can only guess and come up with theories. Some evolutionist theories concerning the origin of life include being seeded by aliens or piggy backing on the backs of crystals. Evolutionists want you to believe the universe came into being by what is known as the “Big Bang” theory. They want you to believe that the origin of life resulted from a mixer of chemicals being combined together like a soup and some unknown power source (they have no idea) such as lighting somehow generated life in a single cell.
What are the chances of a large junk yard full of scrap car parts with all the different types of metal, chrome, leather and rubber and add some kind of an explosion of your choice, whatever you think will work best and come down with a Rolls Royce? Do you think you could ever get a Rolls Royce out of any kind of explosion with just pieces of metal, chrome, leather and rubber scraps? You must be honest with yourself, if you are, you would know that no matter what the pile was made out of or how many times you created an explosion you would never end up with a Rolls Royce. It is obvious that a Rolls Royce is a byproduct of human intelligent design and was created according to the blueprint of a creator. In the same way the earth, a single cell, animals, or human beings were created by design. We were created in the image or likeness of God who intelligently designed the universe, the earth, and mankind. We are very much like Him with the intelligence to design and to create just as He did. If you are honest with yourself, you know a Rolls Royce, house, or a football stadium must have a creator who intelligently designs and creates them. There must be an intelligent designer and a creator.
Think about all the things scientist don’t know about, and all the new discoveries being made all the time by them and others. There are scientists who hold to the creation viewpoint known as Creation scientists, or Creationists, and there are other scientists who hold other views. Some evolutionist theories concerning the origin of life include being seeded by aliens or piggy backing on crystals. I would challenge anyone to study out both sides equally and see which view point has the most evidence, and is more, credible, probable, and realistic than the other view point. We must always look for the truth and never be afraid of the truth. I believe if we would examine the truth carefully we would come to the conclusion that there must have been an intelligent designer and Creator. A Creator of the universe and mankind who reveals Himself to mankind through His creation (Rom.1:18-20).
We are made in the image and likeness of God our Creator and we can get to know God personally. Do you what to know God personally and have an intimate relationship with Him? If you truly desire to know God personally and to develop an intimate relationship with Him then you need to receive God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord of your life. Jesus said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Jesus Christ said in Rev. 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. “ You must open the door of your heart and invite Him to come in and be your Savior and the Lord of your life. The Scriptures declare that Jesus Christ is the only way to God and the only way to know God personally. In the book of Acts 4:12, the Word of God says concerning Jesus Christ, “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” In 1 John 2:23, the Word of God declares that, “Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.” Receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord of your life and get to know God personally and develop an intimate relationship with God the Father.
For more on life being seeded by aliens also known as “Directed Panspermia” or molecules piggy backing on the back of crystals, see the article in titled: "The Origin of Life: A Creator or Evolutionist Theories".