The Bible’s first six verses tell the story of the flood.
In a way, they tell us how the story ends.
The flood begins in the midst of a violent war.
Then the king of Babylon, Nimrod, sends the army of Tiglath-pileser and the Amorites, who are descendants of the first humans, across the Tigris River to attack the king.
The king is not amused.
The Amorite king, Gog, is able to take advantage of this to take the king’s throne.
And when Gog and his army meet Tigloth-pileaus, the god of the sea, they are able to kill the king in battle and reclaim their land.
The Bible story ends with the king returning to his throne and being crowned king by the Amors, the first gods to be worshiped by humans.
This is not the story you want to read.
The second six verses of Genesis tell the tale of the creation of the earth.
These are the six verses in the book of Genesis that tell us where life began and when life began to exist.
In the first six, we learn that God created the world, but in the second six, God created man.
And in the third six, it is revealed that God did not create the world from nothing, but rather created man from dust.
God created it from nothing and placed it in a form that was “for the purpose of covering it.”
In this form, the earth is covered.
In other words, the creation was not the first time God made it.
The fourth and fifth verses of the Bible tell the same story.
We know the earth was created and the heavens were created, but we do not know what God created these places for.
The sixth verse of the book says, “Now, the heavens and the earth were made by God, and everything in them was created for man, and in them man dwelt.”
And the fifth verse tells us, “For man came from God and dwelt among men, and for man was God the father of them all.”
So in the sixth verse, the Bible tells us that the earth and the sky were created by God.
God is the creator of the heavens.
God also created the heavens, the sun and the moon.
In Genesis 6:1-4, the author, Joshua, gives a list of the gods of the Hebrew people, but he did not tell us what they were.
And that’s why we have the sixth and seventh verses of this book.
The seventh verse of Genesis says, I was pleased when I saw the face of the Lord; for He had created heaven and earth, and all that is in them.
And the Lord said, “Behold, the handmaid of the bridegroom is come; and She shall be a spirit, a spirit of light, a great spirit, and the spirit of truth.”
(Genesis 6:8-9) So in other words we know God created them.
He created them in the image of God and in the likeness of His son, Jesus Christ.
But we do NOT know what that man was.
God has provided some answers.
In fact, in Genesis 6, God provides us with a few answers.
Genesis 6 is not just the story we want to hear about.
It is the story that will shape the way we understand the origins of the universe.
And if we can understand how the universe was created, we can begin to understand how we came into being.
For the next few days, we’ll take a look at what we know about the origin of life, and we’ll explore what the Bible teaches about God’s plan for the universe, and then we’ll look at why we need to ask God to answer those questions.