Bahan Alkitab: Genesis 1-2
Quick facts of The Bible :
The Bible is The Word of God.
The highest Authority in Our Christian Faith
39 books of Old Testament
27 books of New Testament
Breathed out (Inspired ) by The Holy Spirit
God’s plan to save sinners in Jesus Christ alone.
In the beginning God created the heavens and earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
In the beginning was the Word . and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him and without him was not anything made that was made.
Genesis 1 is the beginning of God’s creation over matters. God exists before everything , he is eternal. Whereas John 1tells us during creation God the Father , God the Son and God the Holy Spirit was with us. we believe in the Triune God . 1 God in 3 persons.
Parents, please read Genesis 1 with your children so that they understand :
God creates out of nothing
God create everything through his Words.
God has perfect plans when He creates.
However in Genesis 2;16-17. God made a covenant of works with man. man disobey God and they fell into sin . now the image of God is broken , Man has died spiritually. Man cannot represent God the way God wants them to do .Man is supposed to take care of the whole world and the whole creation but now he cannot. God promised a Messiah , a saviour that will save man from eternal death . We are a new creation in Jesus Christ . Only then we can do the works God has planned for each of us.
Man is the crown of His creation therefore we are given the attributes of God that we can create/invent things , for example in 4500-3300BC Copper Age, 3300-2200 Early Bronze Age . Man has invented wheels . Exodus 14:23 The Egyptians pursued and went in after them into the midst of the sea. all Pharaoh’s horses , his chariots, and his horsemen.
Thomas Edison invented the electric light in 1880. In 1440 , the German Johannes Gutenberg invented Printing Press. This is a breakthrough in invention where The Bible was printed in German language and because of this invention the Bible is abled to be available to many people. it is no longer so difficult to be able to read the Bible , and it is translated in many languages after that. Man also invented telephone . Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. He is the founder of AT&T of America. now we have wireless mobile phone. these inventions only proof that man is created in God’s image not evolved from some theory of evolution . the past 50 years , the monkeys are still doing the same thing , eating the same thing and never invent anything. Man on the other hand has invented Internet . in 1960’s a computer scientist by the name of Lawrence Robert invented the internet.
Often times even though man is creative we often do not plan well what we create/invented for example the vaccines of covid-19, we do not know many things , we are inventing it but we do not know everything about the vaccines.
Therefore man can only do what God wants us to do if we have come to accept Jesus Christ as our saviour and Lord. Only then we can do His plans for us all.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand.that we should walk in them.
Yet for us there is One God, the father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord.Jesus Christ , through whom are all things and through whom we exist.
1 Corinthians 8:6
Points to remember:
1. God existed before everything else
2. God created out of nothing
3. God created according to His Plan
4. We are His Crown of His creation
5. God has plans for all of us
1. Do you believe God is the Creator of the universe?
If not, would you like to share your thoughts?
2. Do you know that God has plan for you?
3. What do you need to do to equip yourself to do His Works?
By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God , so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.