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Bible Commentaries

Gary Hampton Commentary on Selected Books
Genesis

Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4
Chapter 6 Chapter 8 Chapter 11 Chapter 12
Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17
Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21
Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25
Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29
Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Chapter 32 Chapter 33
Chapter 34 Chapter 35 Chapter 36 Chapter 37
Chapter 38 Chapter 39 Chapter 40 Chapter 41
Chapter 42 Chapter 43 Chapter 44 Chapter 45
Chapter 46 Chapter 47 Chapter 48 Chapter 49
Chapter 50

Book Overview - Genesis

by Gary Hampton

Sir Isaac Newton had a replica of the solar system made. At its center was a large golden ball representing the sun. Revolving around it were smaller spheres attached at the ends of rods of varying lengths. They represented Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and the other planets. These were all geared together by cogs and belts to make them move around the sun in perfect harmony. One day as Newton was studying the model, a friend who did not believe in the biblical account of creation stopped by for a visit. Marveling at the device and watching as the scientist made the heavenly bodies move in their orbits, the man exclaimed, "My, Newton, what an exquisite thing! Who made it for you?" Without looking up, Sir Isaac replied, "Nobody." "Nobody?" his friend asked. "That"s right! I said nobody! All of these balls and cogs and belts and gears just happened to come together, and wonder of wonders, by chance they began revolving in their set orbits and with perfect timing."

The unbeliever got the message! It was foolish to suppose that the model merely happened. But it was even more senseless to accept the theory that the earth and the vast universe came into being by chance. How much more logical to believe what the Bible says, "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth." The word also declares, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God" (Psalms 14:1).

Bibliography

Allis, Oswald T. God Spake by Moses. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1951.

Elkins, Garland and Thomas B. Warren, editors. The Book of Genesis. Memphis: Getwell Church of Christ, 1985.

Willis, John T. The Living Word Commentary on the Old Testament: Genesis. Austin: Sweet Publishing Company, 1979.

Woods, Clyde M. The Living Way Commentary on the Old Testament Volume 1:Genesis - Exodus. Shreveport, Louisiana: Lambert Book House, 1972.

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Saturday, November 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 27 / Ordinary 32
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