Many times the first three chapters of Genesis become lost in translation. How could something—creation—come from nothing? How long is a day, and did it really only take seven days for God to create the universe? Are we really created in God’s image and likeness? These questions and more are often difficult to answer.
In Simply Genesis, author T. L. Farrell introduces an uncommon and off-the-wall interpretation and commentary on the first three chapters of Genesis. While this new understanding stands in sharp contrast to most common teachings, it can provide believers with a deeper understanding of the truth—and some answers to common questions about our origins and purpose. Because most readings of Genesis pin God down to the level of human thinking, much of its true meaning can be overlooked. But by following the biblical guidance that God makes known the end from the beginning, looking at Genesis in this way can unlock further truths about not just creation but God’s ultimate purpose for us.
God has revealed the glory of His finished work in the first three chapters of Genesis. Therefore, we trust in God, who had it all planned from the beginning. God’s perfect plan is to create a family of believers in His image and likeness, full of God’s Spirit and love through the independence of their free will—that when God sees us, He sees Himself, and when we see God, we see ourselves.