In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
Ten words make up the first verse of the Bible It is simple, straight forward, succinct. For the believer, it is taken in faith which is proven out later as we walk with God. For the unbeliever, he objects with a phrase often heard in court, assumes facts not in evidence. How do you prove something that no one was around to provide a firsthand witness to? Or was there? Did God not witness His creation of the heavens and earth? Surely He is a witness. The unbeliever would say, you can’t convict on the testimony of just one witness. Well, you can if the witness is credible. Aside from that, there were other witnesses. The Hebrew word for God used here is Elohim, which is a plural word used as if it were singular. In other words, In the beginning God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit created the heavens and the earth. Now that’s 20 words, but why use 20 words when 10 will do? Just this first verse could be studied or argued for days and days. The simple truth is if you will trust God that what He says in verse 1 is true, and allow the rest of the Bible to show you the evidence, you will travel a journey of not just a lifetime, but one for all eternity. As Jesus would say about 4,000 years later, Follow Me.