SUMMARY of GENESIS
Why is There Suffering and Evil in the World?
God created a good and perfect world. Man's rebellion against the Creator introduced decay, disease, suffering and death into the world.
Who Wrote Genesis?
GENESIS was written by Moses, after the Exodus from Egypt (about 1445BC).
When Did These Things Happen?
Genesis covers over 2,000 years of history - more than all other books of the Bible combined.
Where Are the Main Places in Genesis?
Eden, Ararat, Babel, Ur, Canaan and Egypt. (Present day Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel and Egypt).
What Does Genesis Cover?
Theological foundations are laid in Genesis concerning every major Christian doctrine, including the doctrines of: God, Man, Sin, Judgement, Redemption and Covenant. Ultimately all Biblical doctrines find their roots in Genesis. God is eternal, Holy and righteous, the Creator and Eternal Judge. God sets Laws for us to obey. Sin separates us from God. Death came through sin. God punishes sin.
A Book of Firsts
The First Messianic Prophecy – Genesis 3:15
The Protoevangelium - The Gospel in seed form.
Seeds of the Mid-East Conflict
The conflicts in the Middle East find their origins in the childless Sarah's foolish attempt to secure a descendent by having her husband Abraham take her servant Hagar for a concubine. The Ishmael born to Hagar was prophesied: "he shall be a wild man; his hand shall be against every man and every man's hand against him..." Genesis 16:12
How Do We See All Nations in God's Purpose?
After the Creation, Corruption, Condemnation and Confusion, the Call of God comes to Abraham to leave his home, country and family and go "to a land that I will show you… and you shall be a blessing… in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." Genesis 12:1-3
God communicates with His creation. He calls us to fellowship, to walk with Him – Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Joseph…
The 5 Patriarchs of Genesis
6 Types of Christ in Genesis
The Creation Mandate
"Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1:28
Dr. Peter Hammond
Livingstone Fellowship, P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725, Cape Town South Africa, Tel: 021-689-4480, Fax: 021-685-5884, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.livingstonefellowship.co.za
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