The Book of Genesis is the start of the Holy Bible and the beginning of creation. It reveals who God is — to a world that didn’t know him. Today, we need this book more than ever, because we now live in a world that seems to have forgotten him.
Are you interested in learning more about this first book of the Bible? Are you looking for a Bible study that dives deep rather than short-changing you with superficial study? Then you’ll want to check out the new series on The Faith Explained with Cale Clarke. Cale Clarke is a biblical expert and his daily podcast dives into Scripture, explaining it in an easy-to-understand way — so you can explain it to others!
The first episode of the new Genesis Series aired Monday, and Cale asked the question: What exactly are we reading when we read the Book of Genesis?
“In the ancient world God wanted to reveal Himself to a world that really didn’t know Him at all,” he said. “In our time, we have the opposite problem. We live in a world that seems to have forgotten Him.”
Cale pointed out that understanding Genesis is one of the keys to understanding all of the Bible. If you haven’t read Genesis before, this is the place to start. If you have read it but didn’t feel like you really understand it, The Faith Explained is the place to go back – and go deeper.
Even for faithful, knowledgeable Catholics, the Book of Genesis brings up a lot of questions. In fact, Father Rocky, Executive Director/CEO of Relevant Radio®, said he was once tasked with teaching the Book of Genesis to a class of 12th graders. It took him the entire semester to simply get through the Creation narrative, the Fall, and the first three chapters of Genesis, because the students had so many questions.
“I’m not surprised by that, because inquiring minds want to know,” Cale said. “Kids have a lot of questions, and so do adults. The questions that those high school students were asking Father Rocky are often the same questions that adults are asking when they read the Book of Genesis. Even professional biblical scholars have questions like:
- Did God really create the world in six days?
- Was there actually a talking snake in the Garden of Eden?
- Did Adam and Eve really exist?
- How did this fit in with the dinosaurs?
- Was there really a Flood that destroyed the ancient world?
- Were the patriarchs – Abraham, Isaac, Jacob – actual people from whom the tribes of Israel came forth?
Cale assured listeners, “These are all very, very important questions, and we will get to those in their turn.”
Listen to the first episode of the new Genesis Series and find a new episode every weekday at The Faith Explained show page! You can also subscribe to The Faith Explained on your favorite podcast app so you can listen whenever you want, wherever you are.