Our age has been punctuated by more criticism of the contents of this book than of any other in the Bible. The creation account, for example, has been derided by atheists and evolutionists alike, and, sadly, even by some who call themselves Christians. Those who have set themselves up as judges of what is true in the Bible and what is not, have attacked Genesis with vigour, often dismissing its key teachings as “myths”.
As a pastor or Christian worker, you are undoubtedly going to be confronted by these critics or their disciples and you therefore need to be equipped to be able to deal with their arguments. This course will make a valuable contribution in this regard.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Defend evangelical convictions with respect to the composition and historicity of the book of Genesis.
- Demonstrate understanding of the historical and theological meaning and significance of Genesis 1–11.
- Communicate the historical, theological, and devotional significance of Abraham and Jacob (Gen. 12–36) using a storytelling method.
- Retell the story of Joseph as a first-person narrative in a way that brings out its theological and devotional significance.
- Lecturer+: Izaak Connoway