Re: Verse reading–Genesis 1:1-13 (day one)
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”–v 1.
Scientists call it the “Big Bang”. For years the prevailing view was that the universe had always existed in some “Steady State”. Then, new evidence came that shifted opinion in the direction of an instantaneous beginning at some distant point in the past.
The conflict between science and religion is well known. Our purpose this week (as we study Genesis chapter 1) will not be to resolve the tension. It is interesting, however, that science has (at least on this point) come back around to the place that believers have been for centuries.
It is a grand, life-restoring, wisdom-giving story! Story not because it is fiction, but story because that is the form in which an infinitely artistic God gave it.
Instantly (and then gradually Genesis will also tell us). By His word and according to His will. Creation!
Big Bang? Big God!