Bible Study Lesson from Genesis 1:1-2:3
Here is the beginning of a Bible study for the Book of Genesis and how it applies to our daily living. We’ll focus on the story of creation vs the big bang theory and how they relate to each other.
Believe it or not, the big bang theory seems to support the Bible when you read with an open mind.
This passage can also mean the beginning of God’s relationship with man (and woman ).
The Story of Creation – What About The Big Bang Theory?
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.” – Genesis 1:1-5 NASB
The Story of Creation – Did the universe just “happen”?
Ask any given scientist or historian and you’ll get hundreds of answers. Some say that there was an explosion, starting from nothing which caused the universe to form.
I’m not sure how you feel about this but I find it very hard to believe that the universe, the sun, the moon, the earth, the oceans & lakes, the animals, the insects, the germs, and people all came about in perfect precision because of a blast from a single atom.
And, who created that single atom?
Big Bang and the Creation Story
I also believe, in my humble understanding, that this hypothesis fully supports the creation theory and the story of God creating all things, including us.
If the universe was created from nothing, who or what started the process. If you resound that the universe was created, you need a Creator, don’t you?
A perfect design needs a perfect designer, doesn’t it?
Creation vs. Intelligent Design
Genesis tells us that God created all things from nothing which ties into the big bang theory and the teachings of intelligent design.
It is just as easy for me to believe that an all-loving, all-knowing God put the universe and the earth together and set it in motion, as it is to trust the remarkable story of the big bang theory.
Faith Is Not Science
But, don’t just think of God’s creation in terms of science. He is more than that. God created all of this and made us in His image. He wanted us as His companions and to have somebody to love. It’s that simple.
I don’t know if I could go through life believing that I am just a freak of nature which just “happened”.
Think about if we were put on this earth only to live, work, die, and then be forgotten. What kind of existence would that be?
Why Are We Here?
According to the Bible, we were placed on this earth to work God’s plan He has for all of us.
There is no greater reward than doing what God asks us to do. Now, through Christ, we have the promise of eternal life if we only believe.
Hard to Believe?
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God is not gas. That’s very insulting.
Love in Christ
If you would like to know more about how to experience Jesus Christ, please take a moment to read John 3:16 for more information.
Read Entire Passage Here:
New American Standard Bible
New King James Version