Genesis Creation Account

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The New Testament is commonly referenced as the Old Testament revealed. Genesis is the first of five books that were written by Moses known to most scholars as The Pentateuch or Book of Moses. Genesis lays the very foundation of the entire bible. It is the heartbeat of every true believer’s walk with God. If a Christian does not understand Genesis; it may be extremely difficult for them to truly grasp the entire concept of God’s salvation by grace. The very first word in Genesis is the Hebrew word bereshith; meaning “In the beginning of God’s creation”. The next word is defined as bara in Hebrew. This word informs the reader that God made something out of nothing. In the beginning God made something out of nothing. By verse three, God said “Let there be Light” and there was; however He did not create the sun, moon, and stars until the fourth day and this was only day one. How was this possible? Just where did this light come from? The New Testament book of John starts off with, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him, and without Him not anything was made, that was made” (John 1:1-3). Throughout the New Testament; John was often referred to as the disciple whom Jesus loved. Jesus and John shared a unique relationship and John knew Him more intimately than any other disciple. Why then did John go back to creation and the earths’ beginning when writing about his friend Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels? Allow me to clarify these questions as I begin to explore and intertwine the mystery of the New Testament’s Reliance upon the Genesis Creation Account. God created man in His own image during the sixth day of the week of creation. Until this point, everything that God created He called good; but after creating man, God said it was very good. He

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