“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1). If you believe this first verse of the Bible as God’s introduction to Himself, you may understand the rest of the Bible. The creation story makes sense. It gives you a foundation to understanding the intricate designs of the created world.
If you choose not to believe these words, what foundation do you have for anything else you may choose to believe? When you choose to believe the Bible, you believe in a God who can do anything, who knows everything, who controls events, and sustains the world He has made. That faith brings rest to your soul. You study the Bible to learn all you can about this Creator God and as you learn to know God, you learn many things about yourself. You learn how evil came into the world and what God did about that. The New Testament is the Gospel of Jesus Christ — God’s remedy for sin. We can be delivered from our sins by faith in Jesus’ sacrifice. This follows our belief in a Creator God.
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament sheweth His handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.” (Psalm 19:1-3).
Read that whole Psalm to consider all that you can le ...