Genesis is the book of beginnings – the beginning of the universe, the atmosphere, the biosphere, man, animals, evil, marriage, family, work, and covenants. Genesis reports on the first murder, the origin of diverse languages at the Tower of Babel, and the origin of the nations that resulted. It exposes the beginnings of sin and its results. It prescribes the nature of marriage, manhood, and womanhood. It displays the judgment of God – banishment from the garden, the flood, and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. These are types of the final judgment. There are 165 passages from Genesis quoted in the New Testament. Christ quoted Genesis six times. If you reject the historicity of Genesis, you have thrown away the historicity of the entire Bible and the integrity of Jesus Christ Himself.
Scott T. Brown is the President of the National Center for Family-Integrated Churches and pastor at Hope Baptist Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina. Scott graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a degree in History and received a Master of Divinity degree from Talbot School of Theology. He gives his time to expository preaching and local pastoral ministry, as well as conferences on Biblical doctrine and church and family reformation. He and his wife Deborah have four grown children. Scott helps people think through the two greatest evangelistic and discipleship institutions God has provided — the church and the family.