Purpose of this Session
The Book of Genesis presents us with a broad history made up of four momentous events, followed by four key biographies. The pivotal chapter is chapter 12 where God calls Abraham, making the covenant with him that becomes the foundational covenant for the salvation of all peoples.
In the lessons presented in this module we will be focussing on the teachings prompted by an honest reading of the first eleven chapters of Genesis and the events they describe.
Surrounding these events and accounts is a multitude of opinion and counter-opinion. As a matter of conviction we choose in these lessons to present the Biblical view of creation, the origin of life and of man, the flood and the dispersion of nations etc. Other viewpoints will be presented, but the student must be aware that the considered view of the author is that the Bible is literally true, and unless a passage is explicitly allegorical, a literal interpretation, to the exclusion of compromised explanations of the written record, will be wholeheartedly adhered to. This is not a matter of dogma, but of reverence.
“…let God be true, but every man a liar.” (Rom 3:4 KJV)
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”
(Prov 3:5-7 KJV)