If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.  John 7:17-18
Does the New Testament Support Genesis 1-11?

Over the past century, evolution has become more entrenched in our schools as supposedly a scientific fact. As a result, the first eleven chapters of Genesis have slowly become an embarrassment within many Christian churches and seminaries. Few people in these churches and seminaries have stopped to consider just how foundational these chapters are to the New Testament. The early chapters of Genesis were frequently referred to by every New Testament writer and Jesus Christ Himself. What happens to their credibility if these early chapters are incorrect? Listed below are sixty-eight direct references in the New Testament that refer back to these foundational chapters of Genesis. (Based in part on the original work of Dr. Henry M. Morris as contained in his book The Remarkable Birth of Planet Earth

There are many more indirect references. A student of scripture cannot fail to realize that the New Testament writers believed in the events described in the early chapters of Genesis. 
 

Reference  Topic  Genesis Reference 
*1. Matthew 19:4  Created male and female  1:27, 5:2 
*2. Matthew 19:56  Cleave to his wife; become one flesh  2:24 
*3. Matthew 23:35  Righteous Abel  4:4 
*4. Matthew 24:3739  Noah and the Flood  6:1-22, 7:1-24, 8:1-22 
*5. Mark 10:6  Created male and female  1:27, 5:2 
*6. Mark 10:79  Cleave to his wife, become one flesh  2:24 
*7. Mark 13:19  Creation which God created  1:1, 2:4 
8. Luke 3:34-36  Genealogies: Abraham to Shem  11:1026 
9. Luke 3:36-38  Genealogies: Noah to Adam to God  5:329 
*10. Luke 11:51  Blood of Abel  4:811 
*11. Luke 17:27  The flood came and destroyed them all  7:1023 
12. John 1:13  In the beginning God  1:1 
*13. John 8:44  Father of lies  3:45 
14. Acts 14:15  Who made the heaven and the earth  2:1 
15. Acts 17:24  God made all things  1:131 
16. Romans 1:20  The creation of the world  1:131, 2:4 
17. Romans 4:17  God can create out of nothing  1:131 
18. Romans 5:12  Death entered the world by sin  2:1617, 3:19 
19. Romans 5:14-19  Death reigned from Adam  2:17 
20. Romans 8:20-22  Creation corrupted  3:1718 
21. I Corinthians 6:16  Two will become one flesh  2:24 
22. I Corinthians 11:3  Head of the woman 3:16 
23. I Corinthians 11:7  In the image of God  1:27, 5:1 
24. I Corinthians 11:8  Woman from man  2:2223 
25. I Corinthians 11:9  Woman for the man  2:18 
26. I Corinthians 15:21-22  By a man came death  2:1617, 3:19 
27. I Corinthians 15:38-39  To each. . . seeds of its own (kind)  1:11, 1:21, 1:24 
28. I Corinthians 15:45  Adam became a living being  2:7 
29. I Corinthians 15:47  Man from the earth  3:23 
30. II Corinthians 4:6  Light out of darkness  1:35 
31. II Corinthians 11:3  Serpent deceived Eve  3:16, 3:13 
32. Ephesians 3:9  Created all things  1:1-31, 2:1-3 
33. Ephesians 5:3031  Cleave to his wife, become one flesh  2:24 
34. Colossians 1:16  All things created by Him  1:1-31, 2:13 
35. Colossians 3:10  Created in His image  1:27 
36. I Timothy 2:1314  Adam created first 2:1823 
37. I Timothy 2:14  Woman deceived  3:16, 3:13 
38. I Timothy 4:4  Everything created by God is good  1:1031 
39. Hebrews 1:10  In the beginning God made heavens and earth  1:1 
40. Hebrews 2:78  All things in subjection under man  1:2630, 9:23 
41. Hebrews 4:3  Works were finished  2:1 
42. Hebrews 4:4  Rest on the seventh day  2:2-3 
43. Hebrews 4:10  Rest from His works  2:2-3 
44. Hebrews 11:3  Creation of the universe  1:1 
45. Hebrews 11:4  Abel offered a better sacrifice  4:35 
46. Hebrews 11:5  Enoch taken up  5:2124 
47. Hebrews 11:7  Noah's household saved  7:1 
48. Hebrews 12:24  Blood of Abel  4:10 
49. James 3:9  Men in the likeness of God  1:27, 5:1 
50. I Peter 3:20  Construction of the Ark, eight saved  6:1416, 7:13 
51. II Peter 2:5  A flood upon the ungodly, eight saved  6:812, 7:124 
52. II Peter 3:45  Earth formed out of water and by water  1:67 
53. II Peter 3:6  The world destroyed by water  7:1724 
54. I John 3:8  Devil sinned from the beginning  3:14 
55. I John 3:12  Cain slew his brother  4:8, 4:25 
56. Jude 11  The way of Cain  4:8, 4:16, 4:25 
57. Jude 14  Enoch, the seventh generation from Adam  5:324 
58. Revelation 2:7  Tree of life  2:9 
59. Revelation 3:14  Beginning of the creation of God  1:131, 2:14 
60. Revelation 4:11  Created all things  1:1-31, 2:1-3 
61. Revelation 10:6  Who created heaven. . . and the earth  1:1, 2:1 
62. Revelation 14:7  Who made the heaven and the earth  1:1, 2:1, 2:4 
63. Revelation 20:2  The serpent of old, who is the devil  3:1, 3:14 
64. Revelation 21:1  First heaven and first earth  2:1 
65. Revelation 21:4  No more death, sorrow, crying or pain  3:1719 
66. Revelation 22:2  Fruit of the tree of life  3:22 
67. Revelation 22:3  No more curse  3:1419 
68. Revelation 22:14  The tree of life  2:9 

*The words of Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry. 

Note:

a. Every New Testament writer refers to the early chapters of Genesis (Genesis 1-11). 

b. Jesus Christ referred to each of the first seven chapters of Genesis. 

c. All New Testament books except Galatians, Philippians, I and II Thessalonians, II Timothy, Titus, Philemon, and II and III John have references to Genesis 1-11. 

d. Every chapter of Genesis 1-11, except chapter 8, is referred to somewhere in the New Testament. 

e. Every New Testament writer apparently accepted these early chapters of Genesis as historically accurate. 

Another interesting parallel between Genesis and the New Testament relates to the flood and water baptism. Ask yourself, "What was the original significance of water baptism?" Of course, John baptized as a symbol of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. But where did he get the idea? As you look at the following table, consider whether water baptism should remind us of the flood . Also carefully examine I Peter 3:20-21

Table 8: Comparison of the Flood with Water Baptism 
 
The Flood  Water Baptism 
A sin corrupted world was covered with water.  A person acknowledges his sinful nature is covered by water. 
The Ark lifted the followers of God out of the water.  The person who desires to follow God's will is lifted out of the water. 
The Ark saved a few people from a horrible destruction.  Jesus Christ saves the believer from a horrible destruction. 
After the flood, a dove returned to Noah indicating that it was safe to go out into the world that had been destroyed.  After John baptized Jesus Christ, the spirit of God descended to Christ as a dove. Then Christ went into the wilderness where He was tempted. 

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