The Reality of Everything:
The Book of Genesis
The Book of Genesis is history with chapters 1-11 covering "Primitive History", including Creation, the Fall, the Flood and the Dispersion. It's a critical book allowing us to understand ourselves, our existence, our destiny. Herbert Spencer was an 19th century scientist who proposed that everything that exists in the universe can be contained in five categories:
There has never been any debate about these categories. It's doubtful that there ever will be any debate. With that in mind - consider Genesis 1:1
- In the beginning (TIME)
- God (FORCE)
- Created (ACTION)
- The heavens (SPACE)
- And the earth (MATTER)
Everything that could be said about everything that exists is contained in the first verse of the Bible. To believe what Genesis 1:1 says has far-reaching implications on subjects such as human dignity (or the opposite), human flourishing (or the opposite), human rights (or the opposite), human liberty (or the opposite) and human morality (or the opposite). To reject what Genesis 1:1 says opens the door to abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, ethnic cleansing and Harvey Weinstein unleashed. Without Genesis 1:1, there is no right/wrong, no good/evil, no Truth or Justice or Beauty.
Genesis is the book of origins. The most astonishing history book in the world. It is the reality...of everything!