This week I had the opportunity to preview the “Is Genesis History?” documentary. Is Genesis History? is a compelling documentary that makes a case for the reliability of scripture. If you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know I’m a huge advocate of teaching children apologetics and defending a Biblical worldview.
(I received a digital copy of this film for review purposes, all opinions are my own.)
More importantly my goal is to encourage you to teach your children to take the Bible literally. Every. Single. Word. The Bible tells us that:
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Go back and read that one more time, but this time read it out loud and focus on these three words: all, complete, every. These words speak of absolutes, therefore we must take them as such. The passage does not say “some scripture is given by inspiration of God….that the man of God may be unfinished, thoroughly equipped for a little bit of work”. If it did not many of us would bother reading and much less following any of God’s word.
Building a Solid Foundation
Humankind, is faced with two paradigms, one paradigm is based on a history that was given and the other based on a history we are constructing, in the words of George Grant PhD “It is history that helps to inform science, so that science can begin it’s journey of discovery in the world.” I appreciate the simplicity of this statement. It point us back to where our focus should be. The film, focuses on Genesis as history. Period. It is the beginning of our story, and it lays a solid foundation for what is to come.
Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shines in your hearts. Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God. 2 Peter 1:19-21
Why You Need to Watch It
I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: we are loosing our children to the world. One of the biggest reasons why this massive exodus is taking place is because parents, home educators, Sunday school teachers, Christians, are not equipped with answers to the tough questions our children have. Is Genesis History? addresses questions like:
- How do you measure time?
- Was the flood global, and what is the evidence?
- Where does the ‘millions of years’ come from?
The film features interviews with a marine biologist, two geologists, a paleontologist, an astronomer, and more. These 16 experts in their fields thoroughly make a case for a literal 7 day biblical creation, provide evidence of a global flood and even discuss the location of Babel. When you purchase the film, you will also get:
- Film guide (downloadable PDF).
- Scientist takeaways
- Video Devotional Bible Study
- Church and family resources
- And more!
Check out the official trailer below.
Final Thoughts on Is Genesis History?
I loved the topics the film addressed, I was engaged every step of the way, and I learned a great deal about God’s creation while watching this film. I appreciated the enthusiasm of the host and the experts and the locations were breath taking. I highly recommend you pick up a copy for yourself and a friend. Though the majority of the themes will be most beneficial to believers, much of the content could be used as an evangelistic tool to begin good discussions with the skeptics. I plan on using this film as part of our homeschool Apologetics curriculum.
Additional Resources & A Giveaway
Head to the official film site, where you can access educational resources, videos, photos, downloads and purchasing information. You can even find a companion study available online or via the YouVersion Bible app. Thanks to the folks at Is Genesis History? you can to enter to win a copy of the film on DVD. To enter, please follow the instructions below.