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This bible study will help you understand: who God is, why He created the world, why there is sin and suffering, why Jesus Christ came to this earth, and how to have a genuine relationship with God. We begin with a lesson on Creation, and we will finish with a lesson about Jesus Christ. There are a total of 32 short, easy to understand lessons.
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Firm Foundation Bible Study
Lesson 01 – A question only God can answer.
In this lesson, we are going to look at a question that only God can answer.
Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”
According to this verse, who created the heaven and the earth? God created. The Bible does not try to prove the existence of God. From the very first verse, the Bible states that God exists.
Many people have a wrong view of God. Some think there is no God. Some believe there are many gods. Some believe God is nature. Some think man is his own God. Some think God is a force or energy.
How do we know these are wrong views of God? Because the Bible reveals who God is, what He is like, and where He came from.
The Bible is the only source of information where we can learn about God. He gave us the Bible to reveal truths to us that we cannot know any other way.
The verse says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” What does the word create mean? It means to make something.
Notice that God created something out of nothing. In the beginning, everything that God made was made out of nothing.
I can take wood and cement and build a house, but I cannot build a house out of nothing. My wife can take meat and vegetables and make a meal, but she cannot make a meal out of nothing.
Man is able to make things, but he can’t make something out of nothing. Only God can make something out of nothing.
The next word that we want to consider is the word God. It means the Almighty One. There is no one mightier than God. He is the Almighty One who makes something out of nothing.
When did God create? God created in the beginning. He started time. God made the heavens and the earth at the beginning of time.
Notice that God was not created at the beginning. It says God did the creating at the beginning. God already existed at the beginning of time.
So, many people ask, “Where did God come from?” The Bible answers that question.
We read in Psalm 90:2, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.”
The word everlasting means to last forever. It means to have no time limits. God existed forever in the past.
If you go back in time, God is everlasting, and if you go forward in time, God is everlasting. He has no beginning and will have no end.
Man needs air, food, and water to live, but God does not need any of these things, because He existed before these things were made.
When you ask people how the world began, most people answer “I don’t know”. The question, “How did the world begin?” is a question that only God can answer.
Why? Because God was the only one who was there at the beginning. Man had not been made yet.
But God told us how the world began. It started by Him creating it at the beginning of time.
Please answer the following questions and send them to us by Email, Facebook Messenger, or WhatsApp. If you pass, we will send you a link to the next lesson tomorrow. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Questions Lesson 1
1. According to Genesis 1:1, who created the heaven and the earth? ____________
2. The Bible…
a. Tries to prove the existence of God
b. Plainly states that God exists without trying to prove it
3. According to the Bible, which of the following is a correct view of God?
a. There is no God
b. There is only one God
c. There are many Gods
d. God is nature
e. Man is his own God
f. God is a force or energy
4. What is the only source of information where we can learn about God?
b. Religious Teachers
d. There is no source of information we can learn about God
5. According to Genesis 1:1, God created the heaven and the earth out of nothing?
6. According to this lesson, what does the word “God” mean? _________________
7. According to the Bible, time was not created, but existed forever in the past.
8. According to Genesis 1:1, God existed before time and before the creation of the heaven and earth.
9. According to Psalm 90:2, God existed forever in the past?
10. According to Genesis 1:1, God was created at the beginning?
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