Matt. 19:4 "Haven`t you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator
`made them male and female,`
Ps. 102:25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the
heavens are the work of your hands.
Eccl. 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set
eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from
beginning to end.
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God. John 1:2 He was with God in the beginning. John 1:3 Through
him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. John
1:4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.
2Tim. 1:9 who has saved us and called us to a holy life -not because of
anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was
given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time,
Titus 1:2 a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which
God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time,
Hebr. 1:10 He also says, "In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations
of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.
The verses above give the idea (to me and perhaps others) of a absolute
beginning of time. I agree 100% that Genesis/Bible is not an scientific account
of what God did. I do however believe that the Word was given to convey the
"correct" idea (a "faithful" narrative of what had taken place) not only for
those in antiquity but also for us in postmodernism. Having said this, I
reiterate that the idea of an absolute beginning of time in the Bible is
inevitable. Therefore, this absolute-beginning-of-time idea should greatly
influence any scientific coceptions I, as a christian, may have of the universe,
just as materialistic secularism influences other scientists (although thay may