Month: August 2012

Genesis

The Scarlet Thread of Scripture starts with the very first verse of the Bible.

Since Jesus is God, meaning not only Savior but Creator, the first reference to Jesus is Genesis 1:1.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  Genesis 1:1

Do you think of Jesus when you read the opening line of the Bible?  The apostle Paul upholds both Jesus’ deity and role as creator in his letter to the Colossians.

“He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities – all things have been created through Him and for Him.”  Colossians 1: 15 – 16

And John writes this:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.”  John 1: 1 – 3