Creation

  • The formation of things which had no previous existence.

    Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

    Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

  • EFFECTED
    • By God.

      Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

      Genesis 2:4-5 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, 5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

    • creation (KJV Dictionary)

    • By Christ.

      John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

      John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

    • By the Holy Ghost.

      Job 26:13 By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the crooked serpent.

      Psalms 104:30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

    • By the command of God.

      Psalms 33:9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

      Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

    • See CREATION in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • In the beginning.

      Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

      Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

    • In six days.

      Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

      Exodus 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

    • According to God's purpose.

      Psalms 135:6 Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

    • Bible concordance for CREATION

    • For God's pleasure.

      Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

      Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

    • For Christ.

      Colossians 1:16 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:

    See Creation in McClintock and Strong.

  • By faith we believe, to be God's work.

    Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

  • ORDER OF;
    • First day, making light and dividing it from darkness.

      Genesis 1:3-5 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

      2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

    • Second day, making the firmament or atmosphere, and separating the waters.

      Genesis 1:6-8 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. 7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. 8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

    • Third day, separating the land from the water, and making it fruitful.

      Genesis 1:9-13 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good. 11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. ...

    • Fourth day, placing the sun, moon, and stars to give light, &c.

      Genesis 1:14-19 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, ...

    • Fifth day, making birds, insects, and fishes.

      Genesis 1:20-23 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. 23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

    • Sixth day, making beasts of the earth, and man.

      Genesis 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

      Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

  • God rested from, on the seventh day.

    Genesis 2:2-3 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

  • Approved of by God.

    Genesis 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

  • A subject of joy to angels.

    Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

  • EXHIBITS
    • The deity of God.

      Romans 1:20 For the 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:

    • The power of God.

      Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth.

      Isaiah 40:28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

    • The glory and handiwork of God.

      Psalms 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

    • The wisdom of God.

      Psalms 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

      Psalms 136:5 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.

    • The goodness of God.

      Psalms 33:5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.

    • God as the sole object of worship.

      Isaiah 45:16 They shall be ashamed, and also confounded, all of them: they shall go to confusion together that are makers of idols.

      Isaiah 45:18 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.

  • Glorifies God.

    Psalms 145:10 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee.

    Psalms 148:5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.

  • God to be praised for.

    Nehemiah 9:6 Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

    Psalms 146:5-6 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: 6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

  • Leads to confidence.

    Psalms 124:8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

    Psalms 146:5-6 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: 6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

  • Insignificance of man seen from.

    Psalms 8:3-4 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; 4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

  • Groaneth because of sin.

    Romans 8:22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • The new birth.

      2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

      Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

    • Daily renewal of saints.

      Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

      Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

    • Renewal of the earth.

      Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

      2 Peter 3:11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,

      2 Peter 3:13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

 
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