In the beginning prepares us for an end not yet in view. History is heading somewhere.
God is the first name in the Bible, which is appropriate since this is His story on a global stage that showcases His glory. I am not the center, the substance, the chorus, or the climax.
Created is the uncompelled act that set things in motion, a sovereign display of unparalled power and majesty. God is God all by Himself.
The heavens and the earth covers the whole gamut, from everything above us to everything below us. We are derivative, not ultimate.
As Dan Phillips rightly observes, “The most offensive thing I believe is Genesis 1:1, and everything it implies.”