It is significant that the Bible begins with Creation. In fact, many biblical books begin with an evocation to Creation. The book of Chronicles begins with Creation in order to testify that we all belong to the same human race, coming from the same Father (1 Chronicles 1:1). Isaiah begins with Genesis 1:1, which is the first line in the Creation account, to remind us that God is our Provider and that we should listen to Him (Isaiah1:2). Danielâ€™s first testimony to the Gentile chief of the eunuchs is a quotation of the Creation account. Danielâ€™s words testify to the eunuch that God is the Creator who gives them food (Daniel 1:12). Solomon introduces his reflection with a meditation on Creation (Eccles. 1:1â€“11), in which he laments the vanity of life, realizing that â€śthere is nothing new under
the sunâ€ť (Ecclesiastes 1:9, NKJV). The Gospel of John opens with a poem on Creation (John 1:1â€“14) to emphasize the wonder of the Incarnation: that Jesus Christ, who was God â€śin the beginning,â€ť created the world and then became flesh in order to save the world. Following the model of these biblical authors, we will study the biblical text of Creation in order to learn vital lessons about God, about ourselves as humans, and about the nature and significance of the Creation itself.
Panel: Jeffrey Nicholson, Lorraine McDonald, Clive Ferguson; Andre Nicholson
Hosted by: Lorraine McDonald
Aired: Saturday 2 April 2022 9am-11am