“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,” Genesis 1:1.
What an astounding verse. The Bible has just opened, and yet the Bible begins with the supposition that there is a God. A supreme being exists. The Hebrew word for God is Elohim, used approximately 2,000 times in the Old Testament. Though the word Elohim is plural, its usage is surrounded by the singular.
Every inspired author of the Bible wrote accepting the fact there is a God, accepting that He is the “I Am That I Am,” Exodus 3:14. He is self-existent and the Source of every living creature; as John puts it, “The Father has life in Himself,” John 5:26. Never did doubt exist in the minds of the inspired authors. Why would they question the existence of God? A watch and no watchmaker? A garden and no gardener? Atheists and Evolutionists today can claim what they want, but their theories are filled with questions that can never be answered. Some claim we came from goo. Have you asked them where did the goo originate? Some claim a catastrophic cosmological event took place, and the effect is us today. Where did the cosmos arise for such an event to take place? Some say a star blew up, and now we are here today. And where exactly did that star originate? You get the picture, right?
The first ten words of the Bible are an introduction and the most powerful words in the Bible, and the most powerful introduction ever written. The first ten words introduce us to God, whose name alone is mentioned 32 times in the first 31 verses; including the pronouns, God is mentioned over 40 times in 31 verses. And within this chapter there is no attempt to apologize to skeptics. Moses does not take on the role of an apologist, proving the existence of God to humanity. In the first statement of Genesis, the Holy Spirit takes one huge swipe and sweeps away vain doctrines such as Atheism, Agnosticism, Polytheism, Fatalism, Idealism, Darwinism, Materialism, Pantheism and more. God asserts, He is, and is not about to apologize!