Hello everyone, and welcome to Spectacle for Christ, my name is Kevin. Today I would like to talk to you about the bible and what we believe and how we came into possession of our faith.
And where we will begin our story is at the beginning, the book of Genesis. In this short series, we will share with you bits, and pieces of information that will introduce you to our full length series on the book of Genesis.
So, while you are here with us, why don’t you take hold of your bible and let us walk through the process on why we believe what we believe when it comes to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Now, when we consider how we came into what we believe and the word of God reading the first line of the book of Genesis, we are to understand it was and is the story of a man, our ancestor and father Adam. He was the one to have first told the story concerning a coming Savior.
And it may not seem important for us to discover who wrote the first few chapters of bible, but on a very important level it is important because it is vital in proving who we are, where we are heading, and that there is indeed a God in heaven.
First, we can prove there is a God by discovering who wrote the first few chapters of bible because it is the story of Adam, the history of his life, and what he had done to put us in this position we are in today.
We are all going to one day died, and the reason we have come to discover we are going to die, it was because of a rebellion that took place in the garden of God. And what we need to know it is the story of Adam, and his confession.
We have the bible today because it is the confession of Adam and his counsel on how we are to live, and not follow after the sinful nature of our hearts.
Adam wrote the story of Genesis, and passed it on to his children, and the reason he did this is similar to how we today are advising our children concerning life and guiding them so that they would not make the same mistakes we made in life.
So, when we read the book of Genesis, we can hear Adam speaking to his children, and the story he tells is a story on how foolish he was, and how we are not to follow after his example rebelling against God.
We do these things today; we look back in our lives and we counsel our children and told them not to do what we did in the past because it was foolish.
However, the difference between us and Adam, is we do not have a bible written concerning our lives. Nevertheless, what we have today are our memories, memories we share with our children concerning things we have done and how it is best for them not to follow.
Therefore, we know Adam is the one telling the story to his children who told it to their children until the flood came in the days of Noah. And from there, Noah would pass the story on to his children, and can we guess who wrote the story concerning the flood.
If you say Noah, you got it right, he experienced it, he survived it, and today we have these stories because they are stories of real people our ancestors who lived a lifetime ago.
So, when we read the first five verse of Genesis, what do we hear, “Genesis 1:1-5 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 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.” And God said, let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.”
For most what they hear is a story of how God created the heavens and the earth, but reading, no one took into consideration it was the story of Adam, a story he passed down to his children.
And the other thing we did not take into consideration was that Adam was telling us how things came to be and who created the world we are in today.
I will give credit to those of us who upon reading came to know the bible was telling us who created the world, but what is so foolish is the fact many in the world today are denying this reality and true story, and yet we are willing to accept the statement of men today negating the statement of those who were there before us.
Today we say, science is our go to, not the bible, and the big bang gets all the credit, and then when science changes, we moved on to the other thing. But what about those who were before us, what about Adam. Was he a real person, or someone fictitious?
At the end of the day, we will have to choose, but if we are reading the bible, we must accept this is the story of the first created man persevered for us in this generation.
So, when we consider the reason for the bible, we have the bible today because it is the story of our past and what we need to do in order to be saved. It is the story of our fathers and what they did, and how they lived their lives. And if we are going to ever understand its message to us for this generation, it is important we know who is telling the story and why…
If you believe me when I say Adam was to one to have wrote many of the early parts of the bible, you can then understand why he wrote the bible.
He wrote the bible because he had made a grave mistake in rebelling against God that led to his death, the death of his children, and their children after them.
The scripture told us, Romans 5:12 “By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so, death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” And what that means is that because Adam is known to be a rebellious man his children are also like their father.
So, the reason we have the bible today, it is because our father, Adam would like for us to know what took place in the past that led to us dying. And he also wrote the bible for us to know the deal God made with him, and therefore, his children.
However, before he wrote to inform us on the reality of a coming Savior, Adam started out by writing down for us how the world was created and the person responsible for its creation.
Adam started out by telling us Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” God was responsible for the creation of all things. Then he went on to tell us how God had placed all things created in his hands as an inheritance for him Adam and his children after him.
Genesis 1:26-27 “God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.”
And having been granted authority over the creation of God, Adam was to have produced children who would later come to inherit and populate the earth.
Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion.”
However, before Adam was able to produce his first child, he wrote to let us know he rebelled against God, and that his rebellion led to his death and all that would later come into the world through him.
This is the story of Adam, a real person of history telling us a story concerning our current condition, but also of a condition we can regain unto eternal life through one of his sons, the savior of the world Jesus Christ.
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