A Statement of Fact……

No matter what book or piece of poetry you read, Genesis is the only book that starts with the five most-important words known to man: “In the beginning, God created …”

This first sentence is important for several reasons. But to me it is a definitive statement that God exists. It does not try to debate the fact or argue the point. It flatly states that God does exist.

Many people, throughout history have denied that fact. I am reminded of a man who went to get a haircut one day. As usual, he and the hairdresser began talking about many things, and finally the topic came to God.

The hairdresser said he did not believe in a God. To justify his reasoning, he told his customer than if there were a God, there would not be so many people who were hurting and suffering. No matter what the man tried to say, the hairdresser would always come back to that one point.

After he received his haircut and was on his way to his car, he spotted a man in the car park that was obviously homeless. His hair and beard were both long and dirty. His clothes were dirty and worn, and he looked as if he had suffered much in his lifetime.

The man went back to the hairdresser and loudly proclaimed that he no longer believed there was any such thing as hairdressers. Well, the hairdresser told him he was crazy. Said the hairdresser to the man, “You just left after I – a hairdresser – cut your hair.” But the man went on and said that if hairdressers really existed, people wouldn’t look like the man in the car park does, and with that, he pointed through the window to the man.

The hairdresser scoffed and said the reason the man looked like that is that he has never come to the hairdresser to get a haircut. And the hairdresser said that unless the man came to him, there was nothing he could do to help the man.

And the customer said, “Exactly! And until people decide to go to God, He cannot help them with their problems either.”

Verse 1 tells us that God created the heavens and earth. But it was dark and without form. In other words, everything was kind of mixed together and not separated apart yet.

Verse 2 tells us that the Spirit of God hovered over the waters.

Let’s turn to John 1:1-2.

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.”

Okay, who was the Word? In John 1:14, it tells us.

“The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

The Word was our Savior; Jesus Christ.

Genesis 1:3, through to 1:25, tells how God separated the light from the dark, and made everything from the seas to the plants and animals.

What else do these verses tell us? They tell us that God created these things by His spoken word. He didn’t send a team of builders down here to get things ready. He called everything into existence with His spoken word. Throughout the Bible, we will see how powerful God’s Word is. A quick example is found in John 11, where Jesus called Lazarus to come forth, and he was raised from the dead.

In verse 26, we start reading about the creation of man. In verse 27, it says God created them both male and female. The first thing He said to them was to multiply. Then, God rested and called that seventh day holy.

We saw that God made everything that exists. Going back once more to the book of John 1:3, it tells us,

‘Through Him all things were made; without Him – nothing was made.’

So, God does exist and is the Creator of all. To deny that would make as much sense as to deny that one plus one equals two. We could do it, but it would make no sense.

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