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The God of Creation: Truth and Gospel in Genesis 1

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There are other books on Creation and dealing with the issues of Genesis 1, but this one is different. Rick Phillips takes us through the first chapter of Genesis with an absolute confidence that this is the plain, accurate Word of God, describing creation in six literal days of 24 hours. He looks at the alternatives offered and explains clearly and simply why they are inadequate. The science-based criticisms of the Word of God are considered and dealt with. The language used is accessible to most readers, and at each stage the Gospel is clearly explained.

Christians generally will find this book a great encouragement amidst the deluge of pro-evolution propaganda, school students will find themselves strengthened to take a biblical stand against the pressures of the education system. If your evangelistic outreach leads you to someone who wants a clear and rational explanation of why the Bible should be believed over against the common understanding of evolution presented in the media, this is the book to give them.

  • Provides strong argumentation for a literal six-day creation
  • Presents a challenge to the deluge of pro-evolution classroom propaganda
  • Introduces readers to a rational and thoughtful account of creation grounded in Scripture
  • In the Beginning: Genesis 1:1
  • Introducing … God: Genesis 1:
  • God the Self-Existing: Genesis 1:1
  • The Architecture of Creation: Genesis 1:1–47
  • Fiat Lux! Genesis 1:3–5
  • The Days of Creation: Genesis 1:5
  • Making and Separating: Genesis 1:6–1
  • Creation versus Evolution: Genesis 1:11–1
  • Lights in the Heavens: Genesis 1:14–1
  • The Living Creatures: Genesis 1:20–2
  • In the Image of God: Genesis 1:26–27
  • The Dominion of Man: Genesis 1:28–31
  • The Sabbath Rest: Genesis 2:1–3
A massively important and popular approach to the multiple issues surrounding the creation narratives in Genesis that divide Christians and secularists and often divide Christians too. Philips has a point of view (of course, why else would one write a book?) and he makes what is perhaps the best and most convincing case for it. And what is his point of view? Read the book and find out. Even if you disagree, you will need hefty arguments to refute what Philips defends here. A most welcome addition to the challenge of Genesis 1 and 2 in a secular world

—Derek W. H. Thomas, Chancellor’s Professor, Reformed Theological Seminary

Richard D. Phillips’ The God of Creation defends a faithful reading of Genesis 1:1–2:3 as historical narrative, and explains why other interpretive schemes (such as the gap theory, day-age theory and framework hypothesis) should be rejected. He encourages the reader to value science while not elevating it to an unwarranted position of authority over Scripture. But he also lifts our eyes to more expansive horizons by offering us a Christ-centered, gospel-focused and devotional exposition of what this passage teaches us concerning God, ourselves and the world around us. We discover afresh how deeply relevant the first book of the Bible is, as it challenges today’s popular philosophies and idolatries

—Paul Garner BSc, MSc, FGS, Researcher and Lecturer for Biblical Creation Trust.

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Richard Davis Phillips has been the Senior Minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, South Carolina (PCA) since July, 2007. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, and a master of business administration degree at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Prior to entering the ministry, he commanded tank units as an officer in the U.S. Army and later served as an assistant professor of leadership at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He came to faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 30, and was soon was leading evangelistic Bible studies at the college where he was teaching. A few years later he received God’s call to enter the gospel ministry, and received a master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.

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