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are not told exactly when the initial creation took place. But the
Bible hints that the original creation was followed by wide spread
destruction brought about by the rebellion of Lucifer, who became
Satan (Isaiah 14:12-15). Thus, it is the account of Genesis 1:3-31
that is apparently a description of a restoration of the earth
that occurred just before the creation of man (Psalm 104:30).
Biblical genealogies indicate that this occurred approximately
6,000 years ago, though nowhere does the Bible tell us the date
when God made Adam and Eve.
word does reveal that initially there was not physical creation no
earth, no solar system, no galaxies. The Apostle Paul describes
this as before time began (Titus 1:2). Then, by command God
created the universe.
tells us something similar. These days most cosmologists and
astronomers back the theory that there was indeed a creation…when
the physical universe burst into existence in an awesome explosion
popularly known as the big bang…the universe did not always exist
(Paul Davies, God and the New Physics, 1983, pp 10-11,
of these accounts, one from science and one from the Bible, speak
of an instantaneous origin of the physical creation.
was the universe created?
cannot of itself tell us why the earth and the physical creation
exist. Carl Sagan wrote: Why it happened is the greatest
mystery we know. That it happened is reasonably clear.
(Cosmos, 1980, pg 246).
the Bible does tell us why! Revelation 4:11 (NIV)
"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive
glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your
will they were created and have their being." Psalm 115:16
adds Psalm 115:16 (NIV) The highest heavens belong to the
LORD, but the earth he has given to man.
created all things. He set aside the earth as the habitation of
man, for the working out of His purpose. His plan is to ultimately
bring many sons to glory (Heb 2:10), to offer sonship to
all people through His Son Jesus Christ. This is the primary
reason God brought the creation into existence by His command. The
Bible explains Gods plan in considerable detail, as well as that
plans implications for us.
the Bible holds true in its description of the origin of all
things. In response to the statement that God in the beginning
created the heavens and the earth, one skeptical scientist said,
But nobody was there to see it. This is not true, God was there. John
1:1-3 (KJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word
was with God, and the Word was God. 2
The same was in the beginning with God. 3
All things were made by him; and without him was
not any thing made that was made. There was no human thee
to refute it. And there is no one who can refute it today. No man
or woman has disproved the Bible, but there is a mountain of
evidence to show that it is true.
Arthur J Licursi, with thoughts and quotes from various sources.