God As Creator
Updated: Feb 9
Notes compiled by Marty Zide and Steve McAtee
The Bible presents God as the creator of the universe. The Word of God states that He created everything out of nothing, that it was originally very good, and that He created it to glorify Himself.
This blasts right at the center of all the debate that revolves around evolution. No matter what supposed evidence science comes up with to prove that God had nothing to do with the now existent universe, it is nothing more than what the Bible calls the foolish wisdom of the world. By faith, we take what the Bible clearly teaches concerning creation.
Does it make any difference if things evolved or if God created everything as stated in Scripture? It sure does! Two completely different world views are involved in the debate of creation and evolution.
God Created the Universe Out of Nothing
The Bible’s teaching on creation leads one to the conclusion that the universe was created out of nothing. Before the universe was created in six literal days, nothing else existed except God Himself.
Ps 33:6 - By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
Ps 33:9 - For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
John 1:3 - All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
Acts 17:24 - The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
Heb 11:3 - By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
Col 1:16 - For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities, all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Acts 4:24 - And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God with one accord and said, O Lord, it is You who MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA, AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM.
As the creator, God rules over all the universe and nothing in creation is to be worshipped instead of God. If the universe was created out of nothing, then we would have to admit that matter has always existed and that it too is eternal like God.
Creation Was the Work of the Entire Trinity
The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit were all involved in the act of creating the universe.
1 Cor 8:6 - yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him. (Father)
John 1:3 - All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. (Son)
Ps 104:24,30 - O LORD, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; The earth is full of Your possessions. You send forth Your Spirit, they are created; And You renew the face of the ground (Spirit)
When God, on the sixth day of creation finished His masterpiece, He summed it up in Gen. 1:31.
Gen 1:31 - God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.