In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
This simple sentence —
I. DENIES ATHEISM. It assumes the being of God.
II. DENIES POLYTHEISM. Confesses the one eternal Creator.
III. DENIES MATERIALISM. Asserts the creation of matter.
IV. DENIES PANTHEISM. Assumes the existence of God before all things, and apart from them.
V. DENIES FATALISM. Involves the freedom of the Eternal Being.
(James G. Murphy, LL. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.