4006 creation, origin of

4006 creation, origin of

The free act of God based on his own wisdom and power, forming the whole natural order by his word.

God is Creator of the universe and everything in it

Ne 9:6 See also Ge 1:1; Ge 2:1; Ps 24:1-2; Pr 8:22-31; Ecc 3:11; Ecc 11:5; Isa 66:1-2; Jer 10:16; Jer 51:19; Jn 1:3; Ac 4:24; Ac 7:50; Ac 14:15; Ac 17:24

Light and darkness Ge 1:3-5 See also Isa 45:7

The heavens Ps 136:5 See also Ge 1:6-8; Ps 33:6; Ps 96:5; Am 5:8; Rev 14:7

The land Ge 1:9-10 See also Ps 95:5; Ps 102:25; Ps 104:5-6; Ge 1:14; Ex 20:11; Ps 74:17; Ps 118:24

The sea and sea creatures Ps 95:5 See also Ge 1:20-22

Birds Ge 1:20-22

Land animals Ge 1:24-25 See also Job 40:15

The human race Ge 1:26-27 Genesis witnesses to order and progression in God’s creative activity. The creation of Adam and Eve is not merely the end point, but the climax to the sequence. See also Ge 2:7,21-22; Ge 5:1-2; Dt 32:6; Ps 100:3; Ps 139:14; Pr 14:31; Pr 17:5; Pr 22:2; Ecc 12:1,7

The role of Jesus Christ in creation Jn 1:3 See also Jn 1:10; 1Co 8:6; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2

The role of the Spirit in creation Job 33:4 See also Ge 1:2; Ps 104:30; Isa 40:12-13

The creation of the world

Ge 1:1; Heb 11:3 See also Ps 33:9; Ps 148:5; Ro 4:17

The original creation was complete and perfect

Its completion Ge 2:1 See also Ge 2:2-3; Ex 20:11; Isa 48:12-13; Heb 4:3

Its perfection Ge 1:31 See also Ge 1:10,12,18,21,25; Ecc 7:29; Isa 45:18; 1Ti 4:4

The witness of creation

Creation should cause people to worship God Rev 4:11 See also Ne 9:6; Ps 19:1-4; Ps 95:6; Ps 148:5,13; Ro 1:20 God’s power and deity is witnessed through the created order.

Sinners refuse the witness of creation Ro 1:18-20

Believers receive the witness of creation by faith Heb 11:3 See also Ge 6:6

See also

2303Christ as creator
3266Holy Spirit in creation
4015life
4026world, God’s creation
4045chaos
4060nature
4203earth, the
4241Garden of Eden
4603animals
4909beginning
5002human race & creation
5273creativity

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