The Bible Begins with God

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

The very first sentence of the Bible begins with “God.” Since He is the Subject of the entire Bible, it is only appropriate that He is the Subject of the opening statement.

In a day when there is much debate and controversy over whether or not God even exists, it is interesting to note that the Bible does not really attempt to provide any evidence to prove His existence. There is no argument presented to persuade the skeptic, no overwhelming logic offered to remove all doubt . The Word simply states, “In the beginning…..God.”

Where God came from and precisely when this “beginning” occurred, we are not told. We are simply told that at the very beginning, God was already there. Before the “Heaven and the earth” existed, God was there. This very first statement in the very first book of the Bible presents a choice that we all must make. Will we believe it or not? All of the other truths that the Word of God holds are predicated by this very first one: God IS. We must believe this truth before we can believe any of the others.

The fact that God exists stands as the gate through which we must go before we can enter into the Word of God. If we are uncertain about this, we can go no farther with any certainty.

“In the beginning….God”

Have you come to the place where you have settled this matter in your own heart, or are you still standing at the gate?

To Jesus Christ goes all glory. In service to Him,


[This post was originally published July 1, 2009.]

**Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) © The Lockman Foundation and are used by permission.

[If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ or you are not certain where you are headed when this life ends, I invite you to read the article “Am I Going To Heaven?“]