If the first three chapters of Genesis fall, so falls our faith. That's the hypothesis that prompted John MacArthur to write The Battle for the Beginning. If the religion of naturalism, with its dogma of evolution, is true, then, MacArthur asserts, all essential Christian doctrine is false.
MacArthur has drawn a line in the sand and calls all Christians to join him in defending the truth against the assault of naturalism and evolution. He feels that all of the essential doctrines of Christianity have their roots in the historicity of Adam and Eve as actual people, and in the historicity of the Fall. Therefore, Christians must stand firm against the advancing popularity of evolutionary thinking. MacArthur urges all Christians to affirm with him was Jesus affirmed:
God created Adam and Eve and they chose to disobey Him.
This stand for truth will have a strong impact on the culture around us as well. MacArthur feels that the decline of morals and values in Western society can be traced to the lack of purpose inherent in a worldview governed by chance. This is the world that Darwinism and naturalism offer us. By choosing the truth, by choosing to believe God as creator and Adam and Eve has historical, we can begin to infuse morals and values back into our society. So join with MacArthur and take a stand for truth. "In the beginning..."
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Outside the Bible, this is probably the most important Christian book one can read. The destruction of the foundation (Genesis 1-11) of God's Word is why so many do not believe in the teachings of the Bible. To hold a true Christian/biblical worldview, it is imperative we understand how to properly read and interpret the book of Genesis. Sadly, much of the world looks to the scientific community - a community which for the most part has no belief in God - for an explanation as to our origins - of the universe and of humanity. The result is that the authority of Scripture is undermined at the very beginning. This book is a must read for everyone who is a true Christian.
I am enjoying the book. I have always enjoyed Dr. John MacArthur. He is a excellent writer and his subject matter is always on the point and clear to understand. Thank you for delieving my book on a timely matter. will use you again
Excellent discernement of God's infallible Word !To the reader who defends evolutionary faith, it is he who needs to come out of the caves, as creation does not teach cavemen. This is important because our Creator God is He from Whom all knowledge flows. Noting is too hard or impossible with Him. Evolution is so unscientific, it is more in keeping with science fiction.The Bible agrees with science in the order of creation. Science recognizes that time is relative space, therefore there is no wonderthe seemingly oldness of the world. God is, after all, eternal, so His creation reflects eternality.Evolution makes no sense, therefore it is nonsense.
Not really a question of whether your faith is hanging on, but a way to see that other Christians do believe other than what the Bible says about creation. Excellent book by an excellent author. John MacArthur has studied the Bible long and hard, so when you read his comments, usually they are given by God, not just something that he pulls out of a hat. Would highly recommend this book if you have questions or if you even know of people who do.
This is an excellent book that clarifies biblical creation vs evolution, the big bang theory and others. We need to stand fast on God's Word and not try to "adjust it" to fit socially accepted wisdom that starts from theory and somehow is accepted as fact.
John MacArthur offers page after page of evidence against evolution and for an intelligent designer. Appreciate his defense of the Scripture against all secular/scientific ideas. His explanation of creation taking place in seven consecutive literal 24 hour days could have been stronger. However, overall a very good read. Makes you think.
Total rubbish! Transparent propaganda. Is your faith so weak that it "hangs on" this question? Why do these people waste so much energy ignoring physical realities to cling to the obviously metaphoric writings in Genesis? And why is there anything wrong with scripture authors having used metaphor, or having described the world they know in the only way they knew how, but in such a way as to teach about their faith? Why can't we do the same today? How weak is your faith? How small is your God? These people need to grow up and evolve out of whatever lightless caves they've been cooped up in. (Plato says it isn't easy, but you can do it!)
Scholarly, eloquent, meaningful and very easy to understand. MacArthur's commentary is biblically sound. He takes creation theology to task in the manner of a gentleman debater.He also provides a wealth of scientific information which supports young earth creation.As a Bible teacher I found the commentary on Genesis 1 & 2 invaluable for my lesson prep.Unlike so many Bible commentators, MacArthur is not interested in impressing with his academic dissertations. He uses an impressive knowledge of the Word with inspired teaching skills to make deep truth understandable and more-- applicable.I highly recommend this book as well as all of his Bible commentaries.