Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Genesis 1:1 & The Trinity

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Genesis 1:1 - "This one verse refutes all of man's false philosophies concerning the origin and meaning of the world:

1) It refutes atheism, because the universe was created by God.

2) It refutes pantheism, for God is transcendent to that which He created.

3) It refutes polytheism, for one God created all things.

4) It refutes dualism, because God was alone when He created.

5) It refutes materialism, for matter had a beginning.

6) It refutes humanism, because God, not man, is the ultimate reality.

7) It refutes evolutionism, because God created all things."

- Henry Morris, The Genesis Record, p. 38.

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The Trinity in creation - chapter one:
Vs. 1 - The Father is the source of all things.
Vs. 2 - The Spirit is the energizer of all things.
Vs. 3 - The Word (Son) is the revealer of all things.

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Universe - means "one single spoken sentence."

Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

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Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Godhead means the Trinity. Here in Romans, God is saying there is evidence in creation of the fact of the Trinity. What are some ways this is evident?

The Trinity is expressed in man:
1) In substance - body, soul, and spirit.
2) In mental faculties - understanding, will, and affections.

The universe/cosmos consists of: space, time, and matter.

Each of these contain a trinity:
1) Space - height, depth, and breadth.
2) Time - past, present, and future.
3) Matter has 3 states - solid, liquid, and gas.

Atoms are made up of: protons, electrons, and neutrons.

Music contains: rhythm, melody, and harmony.

There are three heavens:
1st heaven - where the birds fly (Genesis 1:20).
2nd heaven - outer space, where the stars and planets are (Genesis 1:14-17).
3rd Heaven - where the presence of God dwells (Genesis 9:24).

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In Genesis chapter one, seven times we read the phrase: "And God saw that it was good." (verses 4, 10, 12, 17, 21, 25, 31)

Notice what God says the seventh time this phrase is repeated:

Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

God's finished creation was perfect!


For more studies in Genesis (with Genesis as the springboard):

Genesis

1 comment:

Sis. Julie said...

A message was preached at the campmeeting we went to that went along with this. This is very good. We don't realize just how many things are in threes. I don't know if you got to listen to any of the messages that were preached up there or not. But you can go to www.faithbaptistcamp.org to hear them. There are even some videos of the preaching you can watch.

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