Genesis is the book of beginnings. But it is also a book about God. “In the beginning, God” is the opening freeze-frame of the Bible. If we go back before the world sprang into being, we find God. If we ask where the world came from, Genesis answers: God. If we wonder why the universe continues to operate in an orderly, timely, predictable fashion, the answer in Genesis is God. And as we ponder how all this ancient information has been preserved and passed down to us, the answer again is God, who gave this book to Moses and had him write it down for the ages.
Kurt Strassnew is pastor of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from the University of Mississippi, Tennessee. He is married to Tobey, a homemaker, and together they have three children.