Genesis. The first book in the Bible. What Jews and Christians claim as the authority on creation, origin of mankind, etc. I’d say it’s a pretty important book concerning the history of our world.
In September-October, North Side’s life focus will be on two series walking through the Book of Genesis (Origins: Genesis 1-11, Ancestors: Genesis 12-50). While the sermons and Compass curriculum will focus on how we apply the message of the book, we are in development mode of articles and resources that will educate on areas that we simply don’t have enough time to get to.
That’s where you come in. What questions have you heard people ask about Genesis? About creation? About Adam and Eve? Dinosaurs? What are those questions you know people have but are too afraid to ask? They can be your questions or someone else’s that you have heard.
Post those questions as a comment to the blog and yours might be picked for some of our feature articles. On your mark, get set, go!
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.
5 thoughts on “Genesis FAQ’s”
What about dinosaurs? Were they part of God’s original creation? Is there an explanation that allows creation and evolution to both be right?
Our youth and children always love to ask, “What happened to the dinosaurs? Were there dinosaurs in the Bible? Where?”
How was there night and day before the sun and moon were created?
Trav, I’ve got 2 – one that I hear A LOT and one from me.
1) If Adam and Eve had 3 sons, where did everyone else come from?
2} What do you make of the different Hebrew word used in Gen. 1:1 that is translated “made?” It implies that something was made from nothing and the the word translated “created” or “made” in the rest of the first two chapters implies a rearranging. Given that at some point Lucifer was an angel and was cast down – which the account of does not appear in Genesis – would it not seem that Genesis is not necessarily a chronological history of the world, but a history of man?
Scoffield held to the idea that Genesis 1:1 tells of God’s original creation but this creation had “undergone a cataclysmic change as a result of a divine judgment”. Genesis 1:2 begins the account of God’s restoration of His creation. Genesis 1:28 (KJV) God says Be fruitful, and multiply, and REPLENISH the earth. So, does Genesis tell of an original creation that was destroyed in judgment and recreated with a second fall from fellowship, or is it one creation, man’s fall, and God’s plan for restored fellowship.
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