"In the beginning God created the Heavens and Earth." A few months ago I started reading a really fascinating book about creation by an organization called Answers in Genesis. And then God put on my heart to actually read Genesis itself. At first, I had no idea that Genesis would play such a large role in my relationship with God but the more I study it the more clear it becomes that Genesis is a crucial part of the Christian Faith, and can even help us with Apologetics, or defending our faith.
Genesis 1:1 is a very popular verse. And, like many other verses we skip over what should be a basis in our relationship with God. Many Christians believe the Earth was created millions and millions of years ago, and, if we don't have a strong faith in God, we can fall into the deadly trap of believing the theory of Evolution. That is why it is incredibly important to believe the truth in those first few chapters in the Bible. If we don't believe the first few chapters of the Bible are credible, why would we believe the rest of the Bible?! And if we don't believe in what the Bible says, our hearts become hardened which ultimately results in eternal separation from God, the Creator of the world, and author of Genesis.
Living here in breathtakingly beautiful Alaska has confirmed to me that God made EVERYTHING, from the massive snow-capped mountains to the stunning details of a fish scale. Nothing was formed by sheer happenstance billions of years ago.
I hope you will read and study the Book of Genesis (especially the first 11 chapters). In today's world where the truth is under attack, understanding Genesis will deepen your relationship with the Lord and help you defend your faith. And if you're like me and are interested in the scientific facts about the beginning of the earth, I encourage you to check out the great resources at Answers in Genesis.
By faith we understand that the Universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. ~Hebrews 11:3