In the Beginning God Created the Heavens and the Earth.
All of our beliefs are founded on the triune Creator God.
Based upon the principle of cause & effect, an immensely large universe containing an inconceivable amount of energy (billion of stars) and existing for all time to come must have been produced by a Cause of infinite size, power, and age. Man proposes the "Big Bang" and "Plasma" cosmologies to compete with the clear proclamation of Genesis 1:1, but these can be shown to require far more faith than a Christian's faith in the first verse of the Holy Bible.
The two basic physical laws of nature, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, also point to a Creator! The first law states that no matter or energy in the universe is being created or destroyed. The second law states that everything in the universe is running down. Thus, the universe could not create itself and yet it had to have a beginning (creation) to run down from!
Only an infinitely powerful and complex Cause outside of the universe could create the universe we have today! Genesis 1:1 is the most reasonable explanation of our existence when it says that the triune God (Father-Spirit-Son) called into existence from nothing (created) the time-space-mass/energy (In the beginning-heavens-earth) continuum, the universe.
Not only do the natural laws of the universe point to an omnipotent Creator, but the principle of biogenesis points to a living Creator. This principle states that life comes only from other life. Though evolutionary believers know this is true in real scientific inquiry, that is, observations and tests, they hold to a faith that at sometime in the distant past life arose from non-living material! Again, the clear statement of God's Word is in complete harmony with ACTUAL scientific facts.
The fossil record is yet another tremendous record of special creation as it reveals fully formed, highly complex organisms with a complete absence of their supposed evolutionary ancestry. The "oldest" bat known is the same as a modern bat. The same goes for the cockroach, ant, and so on. Space limitations prohibit discussion of probability theory that indicates that a blind chance origin of the universe, the solar system, life, etc. is simply impossible.
Finally, God created in six solar days (approx. 24 hours each). The days of creation had the borders of ordinary days (evening/morning) and were numbered. In Exodus 20:11 it states that, "In six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day...." If we cannot take these clear statements at face value, then no part of the Bible can be believed, just a Jesus said.
In closing this section, consider why so many disbelieve this passage. It is because men (who were not there and do not know everything) presume to tell us what God (who was there and does know everything) did!
And God saw all that He had Made, and behold, it was very good.