#1 The Creator God
The Creator God
In the Beginning
The opening verses of the Bible describe God creating the world.
There is no philosophical argument about: “Does God exist?” The Bible nowhere attempts to “prove” the existence of God. The Bible assumes God’s existence. It opens immediately by stating:
“In the beginning God …”
God as Creator
The Bible teaches that God created our universe out of nothing – that he is the Creator of all human life. Genesis asserts:
“God created man
in his own image,
in the image of God
he created him;
male and female
he created them.”
God is Called Creator
The title, Creator, is given to God in several places in the Bible.
“Remember your Creator.”
“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is for ever praised. Amen.”
“Do you not know?
Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.”
God’s Purpose in Creation
Why did God create the world and everything that lives in it? It’s not really possible to think of God existing if he could not express:
• his creative power
“For by him [God] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”
• his authority and wisdom
“But God made the earth by his power;
he founded the world by his wisdom
and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.”
• his love
“I provide [for] … the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.”
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”