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The Old Testament

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    Lesson 1.1 – In the Beginning


    Have you ever wondered how everything in the world began? All people at some time will stop and think, “Those beautiful flowers…roses, pansies, tulips…where did they come from?” Many of you have pets…dogs, cats, ducks, horses…where did they come from? At night when you see the stars, moon and the big black sky, maybe you wonder, “Where did all this start? How did it begin?” “Who made all these things?” Have you ever thought, “Where did man come from?” Many schools teach that our great-grandparents started from monkeys or little frogs. This is silly because monkeys do not change into people today. Do you think that a little frog can become a little boy or girl? What is the truth about the beginning? It was a long time ago and no one today was alive when everything started. Today there are more than three billion people in the world. How did they begin? At the beginning there had to be a father and a mother. Where did they come from? There are many animals today…dogs, cats, horses, cows, rabbits, lions, tigers and many others. In the beginning there had to be at least two, a mother and a father. But where did the first father and mother animals come from? It is the same with all life. The fish, the birds and even the bugs had to have a beginning. How did life on earth begin?


    Before the beginning there were no trees and flowers, no sun, no sky, no clouds, no animals, birds or fish. There was not one boy, girl, man or woman. There was nothing but God. God has always been. God had no beginning and will have no end. Look around you. Look outside. This is a great big world. How did it all begin? Look at the clouds, the trees, the grass and the earth. How did it all begin? Was it evolved or created? Did it just happen? How did everything in the world begin? Did man come from monkeys? What happened? How did everything begin?


    To know how everything began, you must read the Bible. The Bible is God’s book or letter to you. The Bible explains the beginning of all things. God did not have a beginning. God is eternal without a beginning or end. In the beginning God created all things. “In the beginning God c_______ the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).