New Year’s Celebration (Genesis 1:1) from a World-Picture to a World-View




New Year’s Celebration (Genesis 1:1)
from a World-Picture to a World-View

eternality of God vs. transitoriness of men
- Moses sharing pictures from 40 years
- social media (pictures of the year)
- world-picture vs. world-view

what is the purpose of inspiration & revelation?
- will determine the way you begin the new year
1. facts about creation
2. conveying general truths about God, humanity & sin
3. establishment of a relationship (God & men)

We are historically, culturally & theologically conditioned
- The Bible balances truth:
1. love vs. power
2. grace vs. justice
3. literary vs. literal
4. personal view vs. intent of inspired author

GENRE (New Era)
- key to theological understanding
- how it all began
- how it will all end
- How & When vs. Who & Why

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
- your history vs. God’s activity

Ephesians 1:4
New International Version (NIV)
4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
* Character:
- creator
- provider
- sustainer

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
God willed into being everything but Himself
He spoke from nothing
- the beginning of a functioning earth
- not the material beginning of matter

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