“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
Personalities within both the faith and scientific communities continue in futile conversations regarding the origins of the universe. Arguments of how and when can be proven by neither; requiring both to embrace their positions by faith. The most important teaching of Genesis 1:1 is that God is the agent acting in creation. For the author, this was the most significant factor; not how and when. To assume more than the biblical text offers is intellectually dishonest and without theological merit.