In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth comprises the proper starting point of a God-honoring defense and proclamation of the Christian faith, and the only right explanation of reality and proper foundation for all knowledge and truth. God is the author of all knowledge and truth. Therefore, all theological, apologetic, scientific and philosophic reasoning have their proper starting point in acknowledging the excellent perfections of God. A right view and understanding of God and His universe correctly begins with reverent submission to His ultimate authority and revelation, in a proper understanding of our smallness and dependence upon Him for all things, including knowledge and truth. Proper honor and love to God includes how we reason, as no realm of life exists outside of His sovereign rule and our obligation to honor Him. To reason any other way is to deny reality as God created it, deny our finite status before our infinite creator, and deny His infinite excellence as the source and sustainer of all things. To Him we owe all things in reverent honor to His name, through Jesus Christ our Lord.