Biblical Principle #3: God Created all Things

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God created everything that exists.


The Bible asserts that GOD created all things which exist, on earth and beyond.

According to the Bible, GOD alone existed before creating everything. He alone is the source from which all life flows.

Two simple truths which flow naturally from this principle:

  1. Design implies designer. Everywhere you look, the world around us demonstrates intricate order and design. Even those things which appear chaotic have signs of organization when we look more closely. When something is orderly and organized, it doesn’t get that way by accident. Rather, it was designed that way on purpose.
  2. The one who designs and creates something has the right to decide how the created thing should work. Programmers expect their software to work as they coded it. Civil engineers expect the city to function as they designed it. So it is with GOD and His creation. As Creator, GOD has the right to determine how His creation is supposed to work (function, behave), even when He gifts it with free will to choose to behave differently than designed.

Here are some Scriptures which refer to the principle that GOD formed the universe and everything in it:

1 In the beginning God made heaven and earth. 2 The earth was invisible and unfinished; and darkness was over the deep. The Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the water. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw the light; it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light Day; the darkness He called Night; and there was evening and morning, one day.

6 Then God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the water, and let it divide the water from the water”; and it was so. 7 Thus God made the firmament, and God divided the water under the firmament from the water above the firmament. 8 So God called the firmament Heaven, and God saw that it was good; and there was evening and morning, the second day.

9 Then God said, “Let the water under heaven be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. The water under heaven was gathered into its places, and the dry land appeared. 10 So God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas; and God saw that it was good. 11 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the herb of grass, bearing seed according to its kind and likeness. Let the fruit tree bear fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind on earth.” It was so. 12 Thus the earth brought forth the herb of grass, bearing seed according to its kind and likeness. The fruit tree bore fruit, whose seed is in itself according to its kind on earth. God saw that it was good. 13 So evening and morning were the third day.

14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of heaven for illumination to divide day from night. 15 Let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years. Let them be for illumination in the firmament of heaven to give light on the earth.” It was so. 16 Then 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 God set them in the firmament of heaven to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. God saw that it was good. 19 So evening and morning were the fourth day.

20 Then God said, “Let the waters bring forth creatures having life, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of heaven’s firmament.” It was so. 21 Thus God made great sea creatures and every living thing that moves with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds
multiply on earth.” 23 So evening and morning were the fifth day.

24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: the quadrupeds, the creeping things, and the wild animals of the earth according to their kind.” It was so. 25 So God made the wild animals of the earth according to their kind, the cattle according to their kind, and all the creeping things on earth according to their kind. God saw that it was good. 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our 
likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of heaven, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that moves on the earth.” 27 So God made man; in the image of God He made him; male and female He made them. 28 Then God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of heaven, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”

Genesis 1:1-28 OSB

4 This is the book of the genesis of heaven and earth when they were made, in the day the Lord God made heaven and earth, 5 before any plant of the field was on earth and before any herb of the field sprang up. For God had not sent rain on the earth, and there was no man to till the ground; 6 but a fountain came up from the ground and watered the whole face of the earth. 7 Then God formed man out of dust from the ground, and breathed in his face the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Genesis 2:4-7 OSB

4 For I shall look at the heavens, the works of Your fingers,
The moon and stars You established.
5 What is man that You remember him,
Or the son of man that You visit him?
6 You made him a little lower than the angels;
You crowned him with glory and honor.
7 You set him over the works of Your hands;
You subjected all things under his feet,
8 All sheep and oxen,
And besides these, also the animals of the field,
9 The birds of heaven and the fish of the sea,
And the things passing through the paths of the seas.
10 O Lord, our Lord, how wondrous is Your name in all the earth.

Psalm 8:4-10 OSB

1 … Bless the Lord, O my soul.
O Lord my God, You are magnified exceedingly;
You clothe Yourself with thanksgiving and majesty,
2 Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment,
Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain;
3 You are He who covers His upper chambers with waters,
Who makes the clouds His means of approach,
Who walks on the wings of the winds,
4 Who makes His angels spirits
And His ministers a flame of fire.
5 He established the earth on its stable foundation;
It shall not be moved unto ages of ages.

Psalm 103 [104]:1b-5 OSB

24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. 26 From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. 27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’

Acts 17:24-28 NIV

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