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Creation and the Creator
Who is the
Creator of the heavens and the earth?
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the
earth." Genesis 1:1.
the means that God used to bring the heavens and the earth into existence?
"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all
the host of them by the breath of his mouth. He gathereth the waters of
the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. Let
all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in
awe of him. For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it
stood fast." Psalms 33:6-9.
Through whom did God create all things?
"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that
are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by
him, and for him." Colossians 1:16.
"All things were made
by him; and without him was
not any thing made that was made." John 1:3.
"And to make all
men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of
the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus
Christ." Ephesians 3:9.
who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the
fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his
Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made
the worlds." Hebrews 1:1,2.
God's purpose in creating the earth?
"For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God Himself
that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it
not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there
is none else." Isaiah 45:18.
the Bible describe the creation of man?
"And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and
breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living
soul." "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam,
and he slept: and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead
thereof; and the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made He a
woman, and brought her unto the man." Genesis 2:7,21-22.
image was man created?
created man in His own image, in the image of God created he him;
male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27.
authority did God originally give to him?
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the
fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and
over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." Genesis
"What is man, that thou
art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou
hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with
glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy
hands; thou hast put all things under his feet." Psalm 8:4-6.
God gave man
an ideal home. What was it?
"And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there
he put the
man whom he had formed." "And the LORD God took the man, and put
him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it."
What was the
food that God gave to perpetuate immortality?
"And out of the ground
made the LORD God to grow every tree that is
pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in
the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and
plan was used by God to test the loyalty and obedience of Adam and Eve?
"And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou
mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof
thou shalt surely die."
What is the
power that upholds all the universe?
"Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of
his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when
he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the
Majesty on high." Hebrews 1:3.
As we gaze
upon the heavens, what do they declare unto us?
"...The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament
showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night
showeth knowledge." Psalms 19:1,2.
What is it
that the visible Creation reveals to us?
invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly
seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal
power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse." Romans 1:20.
Christian is whose workmanship?
are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which
God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10.
beyond the present sin-cursed earth, to what promise may we fix our gaze?
behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall
not be remembered, nor come into mind." Isaiah 65:17.
"And I saw
a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first
earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." Revelation 21:1.
There is an
important difference between the true God and all false gods. What is it?
shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the
earth, even they shall perish from the earth. and from under these
heavens." Jeremiah 10:11.
To whom alone are we to give our worship?
let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our Maker."
What is the
great truth that makes all men on earth brothers?
"Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we
deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the
covenant of our fathers?" Malachi 2:10.