The Creation Account



The Old Testament consists of 39 books that identify what sin is and who are the sinners according to the law. The New Testament focuses on the forgiveness of sin by the grace of God which is the Cross through Jesus Christ. 

The first books of the Bible are the Pentateuch of Moses which are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. The bible begins with the Creation which is described in Genesis chapters one to eleven. There are four incidents throughout these chapters; the creation; the depravity of man; the great flood; and the affair of the tower of Babel.

Now we start the first stage of the Bible: the period of Creation.

Genesis chap. 1:1-3, In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering off the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

In these 3 verses there are three significant words, "God" (v1), "the Spirit of God" (v2), and "God said" (v3). "God said" is not pertaining to a person but, this is God’s Word as described in the book of John chapter 1. Therefore, we can see that the Trinity who is: God, the Spirit of God, and Jesus Christ, is involved in the Creation.

Also, we focus on the word "hovering" which means that Creation is done very carefully. So when God created the heavens and the earth, He did it with His integrity. "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likened, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over-all the creatures that move along the ground.' When God created man, there is not only God but the Trinity. Therefore "our image, our likeness, and when he created man in his image", means that all man has God’s character especially love. So those who have been redeemed from a broken relationship with God through Jesus Christ is working with love in any circumstance for he or she has been restored his or her true character and has a loving heart. Hence the best we should do as people of God is to "love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength."