Scripture Song of Genesis 1:1-5

“In The Beginning”

Commentary on Genesis 1:1-5

by Hebron Christian Fellowship

What power there is in the very first sentence of the written word of God! Imagine a scene that staggers the mortal mind: Billions of galaxies, each containing billions of stars, flung across the vastness of space, yet held in perfect order by a force so powerful we cannot even begin to comprehend it. Yet Moses, inspired by God's Spirit, simply states "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

On this earth, one tiny planet orbiting an average-size star in his vast universe, God chose to create man in his own image. Into it He sent his Son, to redeem that man from his fallen condition. And to it He will return, to reign for a thousand years, and then to destroy and make it anew for eternity. These glorious truths, in which we find the meaning of life, are lost when we cravenly bow to the so-called science that declares our universe, and even ourselves, to be the product of random chance. The very foundation of our faith rests securely upon these words: "In the beginning, God."

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Genesis 1:1-5

Verbatim KJV. Words or verses not included in song replaced with "..."

  1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
  2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  3. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
  4. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
  5. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.