In the Beginning God Created

The Creator of everything is:

Spaceless because He created space
Timeless because He created time
Immaterial because He created matter
Powerful because He created everything out of nothing
Intelligent because creation is precisely designed
Personal because He made a choice to convert a state of nothing into something (impersonal forces don’t make choices)

The Bible claims that Creator is God. The first verse (Genesis 1:1) in the Bible states: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

One of the reasons the idea of a Creator is attacked/dismissed comes down to accountability. If a personal being created us, then the Creator has the authority to tell us what to do and to judge us accordingly. Without God, we can live our lives any way we want.

We see this throughout the Bible: God giving mankind instructions, mankind ignoring God’s direction, and God intervening/correcting people.

Ultimately, God will judge every person, nation, and spiritual being justly (see the book of Revelation), and every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:9-11).

That’s one of the points of Genesis 1:1—to lay the groundwork for God’s involvement in humanity.

The biggest miracle happens in Genesis 1:1. If God created everything out of nothing, then all the other miracles of the Bible, including Jesus’s resurrection, are simple.

The next two weeks we’ll look at the work of the Holy Spirit and of Jesus in creation.

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