Genesis Part 1
In A Word:
God created the Heavens and the Earth in six days and rested on the seventh day.
Who Wrote It And When?
Although Genesis is from the begining of time itself, it is said to have been written by Moses, who lived around the 1400s BC.
It is understood that God is a Supream Being, something that exist that is greater than ourselves.
Gen 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2 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.
Gen 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
God is actually speaking reality into existence ( Joh_1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.)
God continues in this fashion creating until He starts to create man. Gen 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
From the dust (dirt, clay) of the ground God created (fashioned) man (and breathe into his nostril and man became a living soul) and then He took one of the ribs of man and created (fashioned ) woman, his mate. And his name was Adam and her name was Eve.
God created a special place for Adam and Eve to live and that place was the Garden Of Eden. God said that they could eat of every tree in the Garden except the Tree of Knowledge.
One day in the Garden Eve was enjoying her self alone. Along came a crafty but subtle serpent who convinces Eve to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil because doing so would give her the power to know Good and Evil and be like God.
Eve ate from the tree and convinces her husband Adam to do likewise. Of course God found out and cursed them and the serpent for doing so. God kicked them out of the Garden and this began the fall of man.
Adam and Eve began to multiply offspring and of their first two were Cain and Able.
The LORD God favorite Able over Cain and this angered Cain so that one day while in the field, Cain killed Able.
From this the first real sin, man overall produced much sin in the world…
Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
Gen 6:8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD
Noah (one of the decendants of Adam) was instructed by God to build an Ark (ship) and gather two of every living thing God instructed Noah to put on the Ark, as God was going to destroy the world by water, save Noah, his family and the things brought aboard the Ark.
Noah produced three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Shem’s line ultimately produced Abram (later named Abraham-Father of Israel)
Genesis Part 1