In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Genesis 1:1 (NKJV)

This verse is probably the most controversial verse in the Bible when it comes to understanding “how it all began”. It’s not controversial to a Christian who believes the Bible is the infallible Word of God. It is true that there are many allegories, sayings, and parables in the Bible. Skeptics will assert that Genesis 1:1 is simply a statement that was not meant to be taken literally. They do not accept the reality that God is real and the creator of all. Their reasoning suggests that everything that was made was done so by a combination of time and chance. Carl Sagan, a noted astronomer once said that “with enough time anything is possible.” His statement was in reply to the Biblical concept of creation which he rejected.

Common sense indicates that matter, energy, and time had to have a beginning. The “big bang” theory asserts that the whole universe was brought into existence by an explosion of compacted energy. If that were so, what created the initial energy? Our Christian view of creation as explained in Genesis is ridiculed and rejected by the scientific community; however, when you compare creation by God with creation by chance and time, the Biblical version is the most credible.

The belief that God created the heavens and the earth is based on more than faith.

“Romans 1:20-21 (HCSB) For His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what He has made. As a result, people are without excuse. (21) For though they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God or show gratitude. Instead, their thinking became nonsense, and their senseless minds were darkened.”