The first words in Genesis are arguably the greatest thoughts ever penned. Nothing beats “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth,” along with, “And God said, Let there be light.”
Every thought in the bible goes through those two phrases.
The rest of the chapter unfolds in a seven day creation account that can be taken literally. If God created and spoke the laws of physics into existence, then a seven day creation framework is more than possible. Truth must have anchors, and the primary anchor of the Christian faith is that God created everything we see and don’t see.
To some, evolution quickly enters the conversation as a possible explanation against Genesis. Arguably the greatest error evolutionists make is their reluctance to admit evolution as an atheistic religion, more than as a scientific conclusion.
I started college with one toe in the pool of becoming a medical doctor. My early class work before changing my major was composed of hard sciences. What every undergrad knows and learns to memorize is the chart of periodic tables. The periodic table is a fixed point of reference for science, medicine, chemistry, and a host of others. What evolutionists refuse to admit is that evolution is their fixed point of reference, and by doing so enter into in the world of faith and belief. Science cannot replicate creation on the scale of Genesis, so academic data must be funneled through a belief system, and in the case of the hard sciences, their framework is the many faces of atheism.
The Apostle Paul, with a glance toward the miracle of creation, spoke of God this way, “In him we live and move and have our being,” (Acts 17:28). Science and philosophy, correctly understood, validate Paul’s words.
The chapter concludes with a line of hope, “And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good.”