Bible Lesson 2: In the Beginning
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Everything in the Bible testifies to the fact that the Lord God created the world, speaking it into existence just as depicted in Genesis 1 and 2. Scripture leaves us no wiggle room regarding that matter. A belief in the biblical story of Creation affects not only our acceptance of an all-powerful Creator God but impacts our understanding of the Sabbath, the Cross, the resurrection, and many other doctrines.
Most scientists today work with an assumption known as “methodological naturalism.” In essence, this is the view that everything that has happened, is happening, or will happen, has a natural cause and, specifically, not what we would call a “supernatural” cause. Critics, however, have also labeled the concept “methodological atheism,” because, strictly applied, it rules out God as Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer.
This week, we’ll look at the biblical doctrine of Creation. If we get Creation wrong, we’re all but certain to get many other things wrong. That’s how crucial the teaching is to a Christian and many others.
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Russell, Glenn; Borda, Guilherme; and Davidson, Jo Ann, "Bible Lesson 2: In the Beginning" (2012). Scriptural Pursuit. 44.