by Rick Ferguson

By Dr. Rick E. Ferguson
Genesis 2:1-7

Last week we began an intriguing study in the very
first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis. Genesis
is the book of beginnings. It was authored by Moses, more
than 1,400 years prior to the birth of Christ.

Last week we studied the first chapter of Genesis
under the theme "In the Beginning God." Chapter 1 of
Genesis is one of the most God-centered chapters of the
entire Bible. God is mentioned by name 32 times. . .
thus, on the very first page of the Bible, the Holy Spirit
brings us into the presence of God and keeps us there.

No wonder Satan hates this chapter of the Bible!
No wonder he has brought such heavy artillery against
it to discredit it.

Last week we discussed:
the myths associated with creation,
the manuscript associated with creation,
the method associated with creation,
the majesty associated with creation.

In one power-packed chapter the Holy Spirit described the
whole marvelous process of creation.

Ex. Harold Fortescue, a budding newspaper reporter,
was sent to cover a local social function. It
was his first assignment. He expanded himself
and submitted to his editor two dozen pages
of typewritten oratory. The editor did not even
glance at it, but handed it right back with the
words, "Cut it in half.', Crestfallen, Fortescue
complied. Again the editor handed it back with
the dry comment, "Cut it in half again." Grumbling
under his breath the youthful reporter did as
he was told. When he handed in the finished
article the editor handed it back once more.
"Now reduce it to a single page," he said. The
horrified reporter ventured a protest. His boss
cut him off. "Young man," he said, "you have
evidently overlooked the fact that when the
Creator of the universe gives His account of
Creation He does so in ten words--'ln the beginning
God created the heaven and the earth.

"Copyright 1995 by Dr. Rick E. Ferguson ...

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