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4287 universe

All existing things, including the earth and its creatures and all the heavenly bodies. The universe was made by God and is sustained by Jesus Christ.

God as the Maker of all things

Ps 115:15; Jer 10:16; Rev 4:11 See also Ge 14:19; 2Ki 19:15; Ecc 11:5; Isa 37:16; Isa 44:24; Ac 14:15; Ro 11:33-36; 1Co 8:6; Eph 3:9; Heb 11:3

God as the ruler of the universe

1Ch 29:12; Ac 17:24 See also Ps 119:91; Jer 33:25; Mt 11:25

Jesus Christ, the one through whom the universe was made, now sustains all things

Jn 1:3; Col 1:15-17 The title “firstborn” implies that Jesus Christ is the heir, that everything belongs to him; Heb 1:2-3 See also Jn 13:3; 1Co 8:6; Eph 1:22; Eph 4:10

The universe is temporary

Mt 24:35; 2Pe 3:10-12 See also Mt 5:18; Mt 24:29; Lk 21:26

Future renewal of the universe

Eph 1:10; 2Pe 3:13 See also Isa 65:17; Isa 66:22; Mt 19:28; Ro 8:19-22; Eph 1:10

Other references to the universe

Dt 4:25-26; Dt 30:19; Php 2:15

See also

1325God, the Creator
1355providence
2303Christ as creator
3266Holy Spirit in creation
4005creation
4025world, the
4055heaven and earth
5215authority
8146renewal, natural order
9120eternity
9160new heavens & new earth

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