Creation and The Creator

The Open Door Bible Studies Number Four

By whom were the heavens and the earth made?

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1.

 

By what means did God bring the heavens and the earth into existence?

"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. . . . For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast." Psalm 33:6-9.

 

Through whom did God create all things?

"For by him (the Son) were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:" Colossians 1:16

"All things were made by him; (literally "through Him") and without him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:1 (See also Hebrews 1:1, 2.)

 

What was God's object in making the earth?

"For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else."Isaiah 45:18.

 

How did God provide inhabitants for the world He had created?

"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 soul." "And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man." Genesis 2:7, 21, 22.

 

In whose image was man created?

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Genesis 1:27.

 

To what glorious position did God assign man?

. . . "let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." Verse 26.

"What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:" Psalm 84-6.

 

In what Scripture do we learn that Christ, the active agent in creation, as also the head of the church?

"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence." span class="bibletext"Colossians 1:16-18.

 

What Scripture plainly states that it is creative power which transforms the believer?

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10.

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