2 - Les Feldick Bible Study Lesson 1 - Part 2 - Book 1 - Attributes of God
Now we’re going to start with Genesis chapter 1:1 in this lesson, and we would invite you to take your Bible and follow along with us as we study God’s Word. Genesis 1:1
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."
"In the beginning God…"
So in the beginning whenever it was, God started it all. If you have a text in your Old Testament that refers to the pagan gods, plural, it’s the same Hebrew word only without the capitalization. It’s the small "e"- eloheim.And so it’s the Triune God of a plurality of persons. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Now, in the beginning, whenever it was, God, the Triune Godhead created… God didn’t start with something and then somehow rearrange it. Genesis chapter 12.
From the very onset of the promise to Abraham until the nation is finally dispersed after they had rejected their king, Israel had it constantly drummed into their mindset that they were a special, called out, separated, covenant people of God,and all their promises are earthly. Abraham was a wealthy man. Because those Jewish people were enjoying those earthly promises.
Heavenly!! I never went to Church with her, I never read the Bible. So in the beginning the Triune, the Almighty God, called out of nothing, everything. The heavens. The earth. John 1:1
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
So in the beginning was the Word, a person of that Triune Godhead, and this person, the Word, was with God, that is from eternity past, whenever that was, and the Word was God. Jesus was just as much God as God the Father or God the Spirit. John 1:1-2
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2. The same was in the beginning with God."
Now verse 3.
Now personally, I think it was God Himself. God talks to Himself. Well, I imagine you all have the same experience from time to time and God does too.
I’ve mentioned the fact one time that Martin Luther just had a real hang up with Christ’s statements from the cross when He seemingly spoke to God. And Martin Luther came to the conclusion that it was God speaking to God. When we get to Hebrews in a little bit I’m going to show you that it’s the Word, the Son of God, Christ, who has spoken in this Book. This is the Word of the very person of the Godhead who is the Communicator, which is God the Son.
Now if you doubt that this is speaking about God the Son come down to verse 14 and there is the clincher.
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (Now you know God the Father or God the Spirit never became flesh so who is it? Well it’s God the Son – it’s Christ!) Colossians 1:12
Who (speaking of the Father. Colossians 1:14-16
Because God the Son controls every particle of it with the power of His Word.
Let’s drop in at verse 9.
It was the created beings, crucifying their Creator! I know when I have to think of my own salvation, I just have to thank God, that here He is, the Sovereign totally God of the universe, and yet it’s the same God that died the death that I should have died. Now let’s go to another over in the Book of Hebrews chapter 1. Yes the Holy Spirit inspired it, but it’s the Word of God the Son. Jesus! "God, (the Triune God of Genesis 1:1. The Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit) who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers(that is the forefathers of Israel in the Old Testament) by the prophets, (But don’t stop there, because this same God) Hath in these last days…"
So in these last days, from the time of His first advent, this same God hath already:
"… spoken unto us by his Son, whom he (God) hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;"
"Ye men of Israel, hear these words, Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles, and wonders and signs, which God did by him (Jesus) in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know: