Creation to the Flood
From where did the heavens and earth come? How did the sun, moon and stars, as well as the many things on earth, come to be? The Bible gives the true answer when it says that they were created by God. So our book begins with Bible stories about creation.
The first creations of God, we learn, were spirit persons somewhat like himself. They were angels. But the earth was created for people like us. So God made the man and woman named Adam and Eve and put them in a beautiful garden. But they disobeyed God and lost the right to keep living.
In all, from Adam’s creation until the great Flood, there were 1,656 years. During this time many bad persons lived. In heaven, there were the unseen spirit persons, Satan and his bad angels. On earth, there were Cain and many other bad persons, including some unusually powerful men. But there were also good people on earth—Abel, Enoch and Noah. In Part ONE we will read about all these people and events.
IN THIS SECTION
God Begins to Make Things
The Genesis story of creation is understandable and fascinating—even to young children.
A Beautiful Garden
According to Genesis, God made the garden of Eden a very special place. God wants the whole earth to be just like that beautiful garden.
The First Man and Woman
God created Adam and Eve and placed them in the garden of Eden. They became the first married couple.
Why They Lost Their Home
The Bible book of Genesis tells us how the original paradise was lost.
A Hard Life Begins
Outside the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve faced many problems. If only they had obeyed God, life would have been happy for them and their children.
A Good Son, and a Bad One
The story of Cain and Abel, as recorded in Genesis, teaches us about the kind of people we should be—and what attitudes to change before it’s too late.
A Brave Man
The example of Enoch shows that you can do what is right, even if people all around you do what is bad.
Giants in the Earth
Genesis chapter 6 tells about giants who hurt people. Those giants, called Nephilim, were children of the fallen angels who left heaven and lived as humans.
Noah Builds an Ark
Noah and his family survived the Flood because they obeyed God even though others would not listen.
The Great Flood
People laughed at Noah’s warning message. But they were not laughing when the flood waters fell from heaven! Learn how Noah’s ark saved Noah, his family, and many animals.