We live in an age when the fundamentals of mankind are under attack. A basic knowledge of God, life, humanity, manhood, womanhood, morality, and ethics can no longer be assumed, and are often denied. The result of all this is continual growth of confusion, conflict, destruction, and pain, and we see evidence of this every day. The world at large does not understand its origin, design, or purpose, and so the issues and events of this world do not make sense to them. But that does not mean we are left without hope. There is an explanation for all that exists, for what is wrong with this world, and for how it is going to be made right. To understand this, though, we must go back to the beginning. The book of Genesis teaches us how things came into being and who made it happen. Understanding this helps us also to understand the meaning, design, purpose, and intention behind why it all exists. We desperately need to understand this today, because what we believe about our origin will determine what we believe about our purpose and destiny.