God, Creator

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One aspect of God is that He is the creator of the universe, but what does that mean?

To begin to understand God as Creator we have to review the nature of God–God is a self-existent trinity. This means that God was not lonely in eternity past, nor was he bored and looking for something to do. So how and for what purpose did God create the universe? 

The How of Creation

When God created the universe he did it “Ex Nihilo”–“out of nothing.”[1] In the beginning, nothing but God existed! He didn’t have material lying around with which to build, but rather he begins to speak it and it is so. John 1:3 tells us that, “all things were created through Him,” and Colossians 1:16 says, ” For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.” All of creation was spoken into existence except for humanity, which He formed out of the dust and breathed into us the breath of life (Genesis 2:7). Since God has made all things, He is worthy of our honor and worship.

The Why of Creation

If God wasn’t bored or lonely, why did He create?

For His Glory

All of creation was made to give God glory.

  1. Psalm 19:1–The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

  2. Isaiah 43:7–everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.

These verses show that not only nature, but also humanity, was created to declare the glory of God. Even Revelation 4:11 tells us that God’s creative acts deserve our full effort to bring Him glory and honor. God did not need to create, He did it to display His greatness. In other words: God did not need to create, He did it to show off (in a good way).

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God did not need to create, He did it to show off (in a good way).

 

Other Creation Verses

  • Genesis 1:1–In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
  • Deuteronomy 32:6–…Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you?
  • Hebrews 11:3– By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

 

 

 

[1] The other option for creation is a “random chance” that all the things that are just happened to exist one day, and out of erratic chaos began to form structure and all that exists today. This is a highly unlikely option. Here is the link to an article on Evolution, http://thevillagechurch.net/mediafiles/uploaded/a/0e1135703_article-evolution.pdf

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