Tag: creation

  • Biblical Principle #90: Properties of Creation

    Biblical Principles List Principle At creation, GOD established fundamental properties for how life works, both on earth and in heaven. Explanation GOD designed creation to function in a specific way. As this is true on earth, so it is in heaven. Pause and think about this afresh: GOD. Designed. Creation. To. Work. One of life’s…

  • Biblical Principle #62: The First World was from Creation to the Flood

    Biblical Principles List Principle The first world was between creation until the flood. Explanation The Bible refers to the period of time between creation and the flood as “the ancient world.” 4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be…

  • Biblical Principle #44: God Created Work

    Biblical Principles List Principle God created work. Explanation GOD created Adam and then placed him in the Garden of Eden. Then GOD gave Adam a purpose: 15 Then the Lord God took the man He formed and put him in the garden to tend and keep it. Genesis 2:15 OSB GOD created man (and woman)…

  • Biblical Principle #33: God Designed Humans Based on Angels

    Biblical Principles List Principle God created the human body based on the design He used for angels. Explanation Genesis 1:27 is a commonly mistranslated passage. Here are a few translations: 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27…

  • Biblical Principle #32: God Created Angels with a Realm and a Role

    Biblical Principles List Principle God created angels with a realm in which to dwell and a mission to fulfill. Explanation GOD creates everything and everyone with a specific purpose in mind. Angels (and all heavenly creatures) are no exception. We have previously established that the Bible refers to heavenly creatures, including angels, by multiple descriptions,…

  • Biblical Principle #25: God Created Everything ‘Very Good’

    Biblical Principles Principle When GOD finished creating on day 6, everything was very good. Explanation The Bible expressly states that GOD created everything as good: 31 Then God saw everything He had made, and indeed, it was very good. So evening and morning were the sixth day. Genesis 1:31 OSB This simple statement has major…

  • Biblical Principle #24: Satan Was Created During the Six Days of Creation

    Biblical Principles List Principle Satan was created during the six-day period of creation. Explanation We previously established that, in the Bible, the phrase “the heavens” refers to GOD’s heavenly creatures. In the beginning, the heavenly creatures also served as stars that illuminated the earth. Sometimes, they Scripture refers to them as “the heavenly hosts,” which…

  • Biblical Principle #23: Satan is God and Humanity’s Adversary

    Biblical Principles List Principle Satan is the adversary of God and humanity. Explanation The great antagonist of the Bible is a being known as Satan and the devil. Interestingly, the Bible never tells us Satan’s name. Both “Satan” and “the devil” are descriptive terms (titles of sorts). Satan means accuser or adversary. The devil means…

  • Biblical Principle #22: At Creation, ‘The Heavens’ Included Living Heavenly Beings

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Genesis creation story, “the heavens” included the creation of living heavenly beings. Explanation An important, fundamental, but often-overlooked truth is that, when the Scriptures refer to “the heavens,” typically, they are speaking of the collection of living creatures that dwell (or dwelt) in the heavenly realms. This concept seems…

  • Biblical Principle #21: In 6 Days God Created the Heavens and the Earth

    Biblical Principles List Principle God created the heavens and the earth in six days. Explanation The Bible asserts that GOD created the heavens and the earth within six days. 1:31 Then God saw everything He had made, and indeed, it was very good. So evening and morning were the sixth day. 2:1 Thus heaven and…