In History, the Bible is considered both a primary and secondary historical source. There are two reasons for this. First, since most of the Old Testament was documented by one man—Moses, as a recollection under the inspiration of God—we then consider this text a secondary historical source. Of course there were other authors to the Old Testament, but a great main example. Second, the New Testament is documented by multiple men from first-hand accounts. This means, they were there. They saw and experienced the events taking place at the time. Thus, they recorded it on paper. This means that each book written in the second part of the Bible was written down as a witness to daily historical events.
Let us consider Genesis, as it was said “In the Beginning,” was the first book of the Bible written by Moses. This man, who physically spoke with God, lived for hundreds of years. Written around 1440 BC, Moses would be the first to write the history of humanity under the divine inspiration of God. Foundations, or principles, are critical to the success of any project. This goes from crafting a house to crafting an entire nation. When the Founding Fathers of set out to create the cement slab that would define America’s greatness, they went right to the source of that greatness. They would openly declare all human beings are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…”
Genesis holds the principle foundation of truth that God is the source of all things and our only hope for true peace, happiness, and liberty that each of us crave inside. Genesis is the “book of beginnings,” and through its text we see God’s divine crafting of heaven and earth through His Word. We witness Man’s rebellion and sin; we also see God’s calling on a covenant with the very people through which He would bring salvation and redemption. Gods saving grace would be given to the people of the earth through His one and only Son.
Genesis is the description of how the universe, the earth, and creation were made. We can look up on any given night to see God’s craftmanship with our own eyes. Each star and planet pinned in place with perfection. His artwork is accentuated by the asteroids, nebulas, and supernovas that expand the vastness of space. Even when tuned into the sounds of space, you would hear a rhythmic pattern of energy. That right there is what could be called evidence, or one big clue.
Pastor Louie Giglio proved this on one of his sermons recorded during a live presentation. So what we see here is certain evidence that all life is connected through God, the Creator. With the Bible being the infallible Word of God—this proof becomes even more foundational.
America’s first manned mission to circle the moon would be completed on Christmas Eve, 1968. That evening, the three astronauts—Jim Lovell, William Anders, and Frank Borman—would film a live-television presentation during the 9th lunar orbit. During this time they would show the nation pictures of the Moon and Earth as seen from the Apollo 8 Space Shuttle. For the late 1960’s this event was the most watched television broadcast in history.
What people do not know is that nearly six-weeks prior to the shuttle launch, a NASA official had called Astronaut Frank Borman with a special request, “We figure more people will be listening to your voice than that of any man in history. So we want you to say something appropriate.” At the end of the live broadcast, the three-man team of Apollo 8 took turns reading passages from the Book of Genesis:
William Anders: “We are now approaching lunar sunrise and, for all the people back on Earth, the crew of Apollo 8 has a message that we would like to send to you. ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void: and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.’
Jim Lovell: “God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. Then God said, ‘Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.’ And God made the firmament and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament; and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.”
Frank Borman: “Then God said, ‘Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear’; and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas. And God saw that it was good.’ And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas—and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”
Daniel L. Smith
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 Symphony. Directed by Louie Giglio. 2012. Film.
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