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The God Of Creation (1 of 48)
Series: Creation or Evolution?
Dr. Stan Coffey
September 14, 1986
AUTHORSHIP: Long before the first century A.D., Moses was declared the author ofenesis, and Josephus, the first century Jewish historian, accepted mosaic authorship. Furthermore, the eternal evidence of the entire Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, favors mosaic authorship. (Exodus 17:14; 24:4-8; Deut. 31:9,22). Its divine revelation and the fact that Moses is the author is authenticated by the testimony of Jesus in Matthew 5:17-30 and John 7:21-23.
DATE: 1445 BC to 1405 BC. Moses probably wrote this book after his experience at the burning bush (Ex. 3:1-8), sometime between his 80th birthday and the closing years of the wilderness march.
THEME: The origin, development, and purpose of all things. Significantly, the major doctrines of Christianity appear in the first 11 chapters of Genesis. The word "Genesis" means "origin or source" and Genesis is the seed plot of the entire scripture.
Almost every subject of major importance has its roots in Genesis.
I. THE GOD OF CREATION IS THE GOD WHO IS PRESENTED
God is not argued and the nature and being of God is not explained. He's just presented. "In the beginning God"
A. There Are Evidences For God But No Proofs For God
B. The Believer Accepts The Fact Of God By Faith - The Unbeliever Accepts By Faith That There Is No God
C. Intellectual Superiority Has Nothing To Do With Whether Or Not One Believes In God - It is not a matter of intellect it is a matter of choice
D. God Deals With Atheism In One Half Of One Verse In The Bible - Psalm 53:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."
1. The word for "fool" is the Hebrew word "Nabal." It refers to the morally perverse person.
2. Psalms 53:1 literally says the fool hath said in his heart "no God."
3. There is a God shaped vacuum in every heart. Many people try to overcome their knowledge of God by choosing not to believe. ...
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