The Foundational Verse of the Bible

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In this lesson we will demonstrate how the very first verse of the Bible refutes the major philosophies that try to explain man’s existence without reference to God.

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The Foundational Verse of the Bible

  1. 1. 3 Genesis Foundation Book of the Bible Mike Mazzalongo
  2. 2. Review – Genesis is: •  Inspired by God •  Book of Origins •  Authored by Moses •  Divided By" •  Parts (1-11; 12-50)" •  Generations (10)" "
  3. 3. Gen. 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  4. 4. …If a person really believes Gen. 1:1, he will not find it difficult to believe anything else recorded in the bible.”
 Dr. Henry Morris The Genesis Record – pg. 37
  5. 5. Genesis 1:1 VS. 7 Philosophies 1.  Atheism - GOD Created
  6. 6. Genesis 1:1 VS. 7 Philosophies 1.  Atheism - GOD Created 2.  Pantheism - GOD Created the Heavens
  7. 7. Genesis 1:1 VS. 7 Philosophies 1.  Atheism - GOD Created 2.  Pantheism - GOD Created the Heavens 3.  Polytheism - GOD
  8. 8. Genesis 1:1 VS. 7 Philosophies 1.  Atheism - GOD Created 2.  Pantheism - GOD Created the Heavens 3.  Polytheism - GOD 4.  Materialism - God Created
  9. 9. Genesis 1:1 VS. 7 Philosophies 1.  2.  3.  4.  Atheism - GOD Created Pantheism - GOD Created the Heavens Polytheism - GOD Materialism - God Created 5.  Dualism - In the beginning GOD created
  10. 10. Genesis 1:1 VS. 7 Philosophies 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  Atheism - GOD Created Pantheism - GOD Created the Heavens Polytheism - GOD Materialism - God Created Dualism - In the beginning GOD created 6.  Humanism - In the beginning GOD
  11. 11. Genesis 1:1 VS. 7 Philosophies 1.  2.  3.  4.  5.  6.  Atheism - GOD Created Pantheism - GOD Created the Heavens Polytheism - GOD Materialism - God Created Dualism - In the beginning GOD created Humanism - In the beginning GOD 7.  Evolution - GOD Created
  12. 12. Other Theories… Naturalism – All is Matter Deism – God is not involved Agnosticism – We can’t know Monism – Genesis without God Determinism – FATE Pragmatism – What works is Right Nihlism – Might makes Right
  13. 13. Word Study – Gen. 1:1 God – “ELOHIM”
  14. 14. Word Study – Gen. 1:1 Created – To call into existence from nothing
  15. 15. Word Study – Gen. 1:1 Heaven - Not “Stars” - Space
  16. 16. Word Study – Gen. 1:1 Earth - Not Trees - Matter (Energy)
  17. 17. Word Study – Gen. 1:1 In The Beginning – Time
  18. 18. Modern Scientific Translation The transcendent omnipotent Godhead called into existence the space – mass – time universe.”

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