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Roots of the Faith - The God of Creation - 9/27/23

CREATION



THE BEGINNING OF THE UNIVERSE AND TIME

The universe had a beginning, and that beginning began with the first moment of time

  • Genesis 1:1

  • Matt. 19:4, 8

  • Mark 10:6

  • John 1:1–2

  • John 17:5

  • Heb. 1:10


CREATION WAS RAPID AND OUT OF NOTHING

God created the universe in six literal twenty-four-hour days, and he created it by his Word ex nihilo (“out of nothing”)

  • Genesis 1:1

  • Psalms. 33:6, 9; 148:5;

  • Isaiah 45:18;

  • John 1:3

  • Acts 4:24; 14:15; 17:24–25

  • Rom. 4:17

  • Col. 1:16

  • Heb. 11:3

  • Rev. 4:11; 10:6


THE UNIVERSE IS DISTINCT FROM AND DEPENDENT ON GOD

  • Job 12:10

  • Psalms 104:30; 139:7–10

  • Isaiah. 42:5

  • Jeremiah. 23:24

  • Acts 17:24–28

  • Ephesians. 4:6

  • Colossians 1:15–17

  • Heb. 1:3


THE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED BY THE TRIUNE GOD


God the Father initiated the divine work of creation and governed it

  • 1 Corinthians 8:6

In submission to the Father as his means, God the Son created the universe

  • John 1:3

  • 1 Corinthians 8:6

  • Colossians 1:15–17

  • Heb. 1:10

Holy Spirit’s participation

  • Genesis 1:2

  • Job 26:13; 33:4

  • Psalm 104:30

  • Isaiah 40:12–13

MAN WAS CREATED DIRECTLY, CLIMACTICALLY, AND SPECIALLY

  • Genesis 2:7, 21-23

MAN WAS CREATED TO RULE THE EARTH

  • Genesis. 1:27–31

ALL CREATURES WERE TO REPRODUCE “ACCORDING TO THEIR KINDS”

  • Gen. 1:11, 12, 21, 24, 25

THE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED “VERY GOOD”

  • Genesis 1:31

CREATION WAS TO GLORIFY GOD

  • Isaiah 43:7; 60:21; 61:3

  • Ezekiel 36:21–22; 39:7

  • Luke 2:14

  • Romans 9:17; 11:36

  • 1 Corinthians. 15:28

  • Ephesians 1:5-6, 9, 12, 14; 3:9–10

  • Colossians 1:16

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