CREATION: "What God did in the creative process as well as why He did it." - Freddy Davis

WEBSITE & VIDEO: The Story of Reality - GOD

ARTICLE: God Created People (The Gospel Project)

Implications of Creation

quotes below are drawn from the book, Gospel Fluency by Jeff Vanderstelt

  • In the beginning God created by His word. He created the heavens and the earth out of nothing. He spoke and it all came into being.
  • God's word is powerful and true. His work is very good.
  • Why is that so important? Well, if everything came into existence through the word of God, and if everything that comes into existence through God's word is good, then God's word and work are to be completely trusted and depended upon. We have our very existence through his word and work. Therefore, our identity, purpose and truth are all to be found in God's word and work...
  • The question of "Who am I?" and "Why am I here?" are not meant to be answered outside of what God says and what God does.
  • God called the man to look to Him, not creation and not His own work, for his identity. He called the man to look to Him for purpose and truth. Eating of that tree [the forbidden tree, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil - Gen. 2:16-17] would be essentially turning to another source for identity, purpose, and truth.
  • God called the man to trust Him and obey Him. "Believe who I say you are. Trust in what I've done to make you who you are. And, as a result do what I command."
  • They were called to submit to God, rule over the earth on behalf of God, and fill it with more image bearers who would do the same.