In the Beginning
Passage: Genesis 1:1–1:2, John 1:1–1:5
"It has been said that if one can believe the first four words of the Bible, 'In the beginning God,' he can believe just about anything, certainly, anything claimed in the Bible itself. Embracing biblical authority – its trustworthiness, infallibility, and inerrancy – is a basic tenet of our evangelical faith."
"The heart of the creation story is theology proper; it is about God and his relationship to his creation. If we go to Gen 11 and do not come away in worship, something is wrong, something is missing." – Kenneth J. Turner, Teaching Genesis 1 at a Christian College in Reading Genesis 1-2: An Evangelical Conversation, 189, 191.