Chapter 1 – In The Beginning

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Identify the Creator of the world and all mankind.
  • Give two reasons for the different stories of creation that exist throughout the world.
  • Explain why some people refuse to accept the Biblical account of creation.
  • Explain what is meant by a “Biblical world view.”
  • Summarize the creative acts of God during the seven days of creation.
  • Explain man’s position and purpose in creation.
  • Summarize the story of the “fall of man.”
  • Explain the results of the “fall of man.”
  • Identify the first Biblical reference about God’s plan for the world.
  • Identify the two worlds in which all men live.

INTRODUCTION

Many people have a limited view of the world. They are concerned only about their own village, city, or nation. They do not recognize that the area where they live is only a small part of a great planet called “earth.” They do not know about the special plan of God which includes the entire world, people of all races, cultures, and languages.

This chapter introduces the world in which we live. It starts at the beginning of time to explain the creation of the world and of man who inhabits it. Chapter Two continues this introduction as it explains how the world was divided into nations and languages.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.