Who are we? Where do we come from? Why is the world in such a mess? What is the meaning and purpose of life? These are the fundamental questions of human existence that every generation asks. And they are the very questions that the first few chapters of the book of Genesis seeks to answer by pointing us to our origins.

These brief chapters that open the Bible have drawn more attention and controversy than many other parts of the Bible. But the author didn’t write to stir up controversy but rather to point us to profound and powerful answers to our deepest questions. The answers, he says, are to be found in the Gospel.