Genesis

​In Genesis, we discover God as Creator and ourselves as His image bearers.

Genesis is a book of beginnings. The first book of God's Word unveils the secrets of the creation of the universe, earth and humanity. It tells of the tragedy of humanity's fall into sin, of God's just judgment and of His gracious redemption.

Overview

The first 11 chapters concern the affairs of the entire human race and cover thousands of years. The final 39 chapters deal almost exclusively with just one family (Abraham’s) and the lives of  four men belonging to it. 

Abraham is the central human figure of Genesis. Through him and his descendants, the redemption of the world by Jesus Christ and the restoration of all creation will be accomplished.

Genesis Themes

Our origin
Humans are created in the image of God and have a unique relationship to God and to the universe.

Our fall
Adam and Eve fell through rebellion against God's command, setting forth the need for redemption for every one ever born.

God's promise of redemption
God promised restoration through the male child of Genesis 3:15, the offspring of the woman, the Lord Jesus Christ.

God's plan of redemption
God chose individuals and their descendants to be part of His purpose to redeem the world through His one and only Son.

"So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them."