Weekly Catechism #2

Question:  What else to God make?

Answer:  God made all things.

Additional Questions

1.  What was there before God created all things?

Verses (All ESV)

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen. 1:1)

“Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men, of like nature with you, and we bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them. (Acts 14:15)

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. (Col. 1:16)

Theological concept to consider for the week.

God created the universe out of nothing.

The Bible teaches that God created the universe, but what was here before the universe existed?  What materials did God use for the creation?  We hear the term “primordial soup” in science classes to describe the building blocks of the universe.  Was there a set of ingredients co-eternal with God that He used to create the universe?

Contrary to this idea, the Bible teaches that God created the universe out of nothing or ex nihilo (the Latin term that means “out of nothing”). Simply put, nothing existed but God prior to God’s creation.  Genesis 1:1 tells us that God created the heavens and the earth.  This includes the entire universe and John 1:3 speaks of all things being created by God.



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