Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
God created the heavens and the earth in six literal days.
God saw that His creation was really good.
Genesis 1:31 - Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
God rested on the seventh day and created the Sabbath
Genesis 2:1-3 - Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.
Exodus 20:10 - but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
- Mark 16:1-2 - Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him. Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
God created man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life
Genesis 2:7 - And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
God then created Eve from Adam’s rib
Genesis 2:20-23 - So Adam gave names to all cattle, to the birds of the air, and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper comparable to him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. And Adam said: "This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man."
God created marriage
Genesis 2:24 - Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
God spoke Creation into existence
Psalms 33:6 - By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
Psalms 33:9 - For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.
John 1:1-3 - “In the beginning was the Word, and the word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”
Jesus is the Word of God become flesh.
Therefore, Jesus is the Creator who made the heavens and the Earth
God is still actively involved with His creations
There is evidence of God’s creative handiwork in nature
Romans 1:20 - For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse
We believe by faith that God created the heavens and earth
Hebrews 11:3 – By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.