“1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” Gen. 1:1 ESV Gen 1:1 is the most foundational Scripture in all of biblical theology. To understand the bible, we must understand the nature of God (at least as much as our flawed, human abilities allow). He is omniscient and omnipresent in all things because he is outside of space and time. From God’s perspective, everything is in the past, present, and future all at the same time, because for Him, there is no time. He does anything and everything according to His will.