Author:   • Monday, March 21st, 2011

Celebration of Creation – Pacific Adventist University 2011

A celebration of Seventh-day Adventists’ belief in the Biblical creation will be held May 6-8, 2011 on the campus of Pacific Adventist University, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Speakers range from Pastor Lawrence Tanabose, General Secretary of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists, to guests from as far away as Maryland in the United States.

God’s creation is a doctrine that unites all Adventists and is a point of engagement between theologians and scientists in the church. The speaker lineup reflects this with active Adventist scientists like Geoscience Research Institute paleontologist Raúl Esperante and Biblical Research Institute Associate Director Gerhard Pfandl, a theologian.

“I’m greatly looking forward to visiting the campus of Pacific Adventist University,” commented L. James Gibson, Director of the Geoscience Research Institute, another one of the international guest speakers. PAU may have a special attraction for Dr. Gibson, a biogeographer and avid birder. Papua New Guinea holds a treasure chest of amazing creatures of great interest to anyone studying the way organisms are distributed in different areas, particularly those interested in where these amazing creatures came from.

Although he will be traveling a long way for the PAU Celebration of Creation, the South Pacific Division is familiar territory for Gerhard Pfandl of the Biblical Research Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. Dr. Pfandl, a native of Austria, now lives in the United States, but lived for several years in Australia and many who come to hear his presentations on “Creation in the Adventist Church” and “Adventist Interpretations of Genesis” may already be familiar with him.

David Tasker, longtime missionary and leader in Adventist education, now Field Secretary of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists, will address an issue that many believe challenges the goodness of God and His creation when he speaks about “Sin, Death and Salvation.” How could God be both good and have created the terribly broken world in which we live? Does evil really challenge belief in the Biblical creation and the goodness of God? Or does the same Bible that tells us about the creation offer a coherent account that addresses this very issue?

Previous Celebrations of Creation events have been held at two of the leading Adventist Universities in the United States; 2009 at Loma Linda University, a health sciences university in California, and 2010 at Andrews University, location of the Adventist Theological Seminary, in Michigan. But the Pacific Adventist University Celebration of Creation is the first to be held outside the United States.

Celebration of Creation programs are sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Faith and Science Council, a committee of Adventist church leaders who seek to promote a well-informed view of nature that is consistent with the Biblical worldview.

Author:   • Monday, March 21st, 2011

Celebration of Creation – Avondale College 2011

A celebration of Seventh-day Adventists’ belief in the Biblical creation will be held May 13 and 14 on the campus of Avondale College, Cooranbong, Australia. Speakers range from Barry Oliver, president of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists, to guests from as far away as Maryland in the United States. The weekend’s activities will be kicked off by Delbert Baker, Vice President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and former president of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.

God’s creation is a doctrine that unites all Adventists and is a point of engagement between theologians and scientists in the church. The speaker lineup reflects this with active Adventist scientists like biochemist Ross Grant of the Australian Research Institute and Adventist theologian Grenville Kent, who is writing and presenting the documentary series “Big Questions – Does God Exist?” “Understanding creation helps us make sense of ourselves and our experiences,” says Dr. Kent, “If God created everything from 14 billion Light Years of observable universe down to quarks and gluons, then God is truly all-powerful, there is hope that God can re-create fallen humans through the gospel and we can take seriously the promise of a new heaven and a new earth.”

“We look forward to welcoming speakers and guests to Avondale to celebrate the Biblical creation with us,” says Ray Roennfeldt, President of Avondale College. “It is events like this, along with our unique Christ-centered Adventist education, that ultimately produces the excellent graduates Avondale is known for.” “It will be an honor to work with our Australian colleagues at the premier Adventist educational institution in Australia.” commented L. James Gibson, Director of the Geoscience Research Institute and another of the international guest speakers.

Although he will be traveling a long way for the Avondale Celebration of Creation, Australia is familiar territory for Gerhard Pfandl of the Biblical Research Institute. Dr. Pfandl, a native of Austria, now lives in the United States, but lived for several years in Australia and will be familiar to many who come to hear his presentations on “Creation in the Adventist Church” and “Adventist Interpretations of Genesis.”

Another speaker who illustrates the global nature of Adventist belief in the Biblical creation is paleontologist Raúl Esperante, a citizen of Spain. Dr. Esperante’s research on fossil whales is fascinating and offers some interesting insights into how Adventists conduct world-class science, remain faithful to the Bible and make discoveries consistent with the history of Earth revealed in Scripture.

David Tasker, longtime missionary and leader in Adventist education, now Field Secretary of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventists, will address an issue that many believe challenges the goodness of God and His creation; the problem of evil. How could God be both good and have created the terribly broken world in which we live? Does evil really challenge belief in the Biblical creation and the goodness of God? Or does the same Bible that tells us about the creation offer a coherent account that addresses this very issue?

Previous celebrations of creation have been held at two of the leading Adventist Universities in the United States; 2009 at Loma Linda University, a health sciences university in California, and 2010 at Andrews University, location of the Adventist Theological Seminary, in Michigan. But the Avondale Celebration of Creation will be only the second to be held outside the United States. Another Celebration of Creation will be held the previous weekend on the campus of Pacific Adventist University in Papua New Guinea. “My hope is that the Avondale Celebration of Creation will be one of many opportunities for the global church to unite together around our shared belief in the Creator God and the Bible as a true record of His amazing wisdom and power,” says Timothy Standish, one of the organizers of the event and a host of the Hope TV programs “Celebration of Creation” and “Yes, Creation!” “I greatly look forward to joining with fellow Adventist Australians to celebrate this pillar of our faith.”

Dr. Standish will be traveling to Australia directly from Nashville, Tennessee where he will be presenting during “In the Beginning: Making Sense of Creation and Evolution” with Ron Clouzet, Director of the North American Division Evangelism Institute. These presentations will be broadcast globally on Hope Channel and will be downloaded by many churches as part of the Adventist Church’s NET 2011 evangelism initiative.

Celebration of Creation programs are sponsored by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Faith and Science Council, a committee of Adventist church leaders who seek to promote a well-informed view of nature that is consistent with the Biblical worldview.

Author:   • Friday, April 30th, 2010

“Yes, Creation!” Lecture Series

For immediate release – Geoscience Research Institute: An Institute of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

The doctrine of creation will take center stage amid the hustle and bustle of elections, committees, worship and pageantry at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in Atlanta this June. A major lecture series, “Yes, Creation!”, is to be held during noon and evening break times. “Yes, Creation!” will feature some of the best minds in Adventism exploring theological and scientific implications of creation. The thirty-three unique presentations will be short, informative and faith-affirming. Expert “Yes, Creation!” speakers range from theologians to scientists, pastors, graduate students and church administrators. A detailed schedule of talks is available at the General Conference Faith and Science Council website: fscsda.org.

“Significant effort has been made to ensure these presentations are accessible to all interested church members,” says Timothy Standish, a research scientist at the Geoscience Research Institute and organizer of the lectures. “This is not to be a dry scholarly discussion of theoretical issues. Confusing academic jargon is out, clarity is in. Those who attend these practical and inspiring lectures will leave better informed about the issues and empowered with more reasons for faith in and worship of our Creator God.” Standish emphasized that these presentations are for everyone: pastors, administrators, students, teachers, parents and anyone else interested in the creation.

Spanish, French and Portuguese lectures will be featured in addition to English. The diversity of languages reflects Adventists’ diversity, as do the twenty-five “Yes, Creation!” speakers who come from as far away as Africa, South America and Australia, and as close as the United States. Across the entire spectrum of Adventism, belief in the Biblical creation serves both as glue unifying the church and as an organizing principle on which other Adventist beliefs are built. This is why the Biblical creation is featured in at least seven Seventh-day Adventist fundamental beliefs. In “Yes, Creation!” pastors will share practical experience of how the doctrine of creation enriches their ministries, graduate students will relate why creation is essential to their worldview, administrators will affirm Adventist’s belief in a recent literal creation as described in the Bible, scientists will point out ways in which the creation testifies to its Creator.

“Yes, Creation!” will be presented in room B311 of the Georgia World Congress Center, adjacent to the Georgia Dome. Sessions will be from 12:10 to 1:50 PM and 5:10 to 6:50 PM. Each session will comprise three lectures and each lecture will be unique, with none being repeated. Those interested in the creation are also encouraged to visit the GRI booth located on Aisle 300, space 316 in the Exhibition Hall. Staff fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese will be available along with limited materials in these languages and some fascinating fossils.

Author:   • Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The following posters, bulletin inserts and other items are being used to promote the “Celebration of Creation.” Feel free to use them to promote this even in your church or with your friends, or as a model for your own promotion materials.

 

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Author:   • Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The live event at the Loma Linda University Church is now over, but there are still ways in which you can participate in the 2009 Celebration of Creation:

  • Television programs based on the Celebration of Creation are now being shown on the Hope Channel. For a schedule of Hope Channel programming, click here.
  • A DVD series for use in churches and bible studies is also being developed.
  • Find an Adventist Church in your area – Seventh-day Adventists celebrate the creation every Sabbath.
  • Develop your own Celebration of Creation – The Creation Sabbath website has some great resources.
  • Be ready for the next Celebration of Creation – October 23, 2010 – Check back for more information as it becomes available.
Author:   • Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

This selection of creation texts from the Old Testament was compiled from the King James Version (KJV) version of the Bible. All texts were compared with more modern translations with particular reference to the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Many additional texts could have been included that refer to God as the “Maker” of Israel or the “Owner” of the earth and all that is in it, but these were left out as there is room to argue that these are not making specific claims about the creation of the whole earth and life on it. No doubt there are a few texts that have been included that some reasonable people might contend should not have been and a few that have been omitted that should have been included. The point of this list is to reveal the way in which the creation is treated as a historical reality in all of the Old Testament and that this theme pervades Scripture.

Use this link for creation texts in the New Testament.

Click on this link for a list of creation texts in the New Testament.



Genesis 1

1   In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2   And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3   And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4   And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5   And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

6   And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

7   And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

8   And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

9   And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

10   And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11   And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

12   And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

13   And the evening and the morning were the third day.

14   And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

15   And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

16   And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

17   And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,

18   And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19   And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

20   And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

21   And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

22   And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

23   And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

24   And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.

25   And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

26   And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and 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.

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

28   And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

29   And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

30   And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.

31   And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Genesis 2

1   Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2   And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3   And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

4   These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens,

5   And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

6   But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

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 soul.

8   And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.

9   And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

10   And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads.

11   The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold;

12   And the gold of that land is good: there is bdellium and the onyx stone.

13   And the name of the second river is Gihon: the same is it that compasseth the whole land of Ethiopia.

14   And the name of the third river is Hiddekel: that is it which goeth toward the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is Euphrates.

15   And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

16   And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17   But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

18   And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

19   And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

20   And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

21   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;

22   And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23   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.

24   Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

25   And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

Genesis 3:12,19

12   And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

19    In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Genesis 5:1-2

1   This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2   Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Genesis 6:6-7

6   And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.

7   And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Genesis 7:1-4

1   And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.

2   Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.

3   Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.

4   For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.

Genesis 9:6

6   Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Exodus 4:11

11   And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD?

Exodus 20:8-11

8   Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9   Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10   But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11   For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Exodus 31:16-18

16   Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

17   It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

18   And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Deuteronomy 4:32

32   For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?

1 Samuel 2:8

8   He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the LORD’s, and he hath set the world upon them.

1 Chronicles 16:26

26   For all the gods of the people are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

1 Chronicles 29:14

14   But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee.

2 Chronicles 2:12

12   Huram said moreover, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.

Nehemiah 9:6

6   Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

Job 4:17

17   Shall mortal man be more just than God? shall a man be more pure than his maker?

Job 9:2-10

2   I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God?

3   If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

4   He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

5   Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.

6   Which shaketh the earth out of her place, and the pillars thereof tremble.

7   Which commandeth the sun, and it riseth not; and sealeth up the stars.

8   Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.

9   Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

10   Which doeth great things past finding out; yea, and wonders without number.

Job 10:8-12

8   Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me.

9   Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?

10   Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?

11   Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.

12        Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation hath preserved my spirit.

Job 33:4-6

4   The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
5   If thou canst answer me, set thy words in order before me, stand up.
6   Behold, I am according to thy wish in God’s stead: I also am formed out of the clay.

Job 35:10
10   But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;

Job 36:3

 

3      I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

Job 38:4-11

4   Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
5   Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
6   Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
7   When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8   Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
9   When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
10   And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
11   And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

 

Job 40:15-19

15   Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
16   Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
17   He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
18   His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
19   He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.

Psalm 2:7

7 I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.

Psalm 8:3-6

3   When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
4   What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
5   For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.
6   Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

Psalm 19:1

1   The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Psalm 22:9-10

9   But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.
10   I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.

Psalm 24:1-2

1   The earth is the LORD’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.
2   For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.

Psalm 28:5

4      Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

Psalm 33:6-9

6   By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
7   He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
8   Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
9   For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Psalm 65:5-13

5   By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:
6   Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power:
7   Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people.
8   They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens: thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice.
9   Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it.
10   Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly: thou settlest the furrows thereof: thou makest it soft with showers: thou blessest the springing thereof.
11   Thou crownest the year with thy goodness; and thy paths drop fatness.
12   They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: and the little hills rejoice on every side.
13   The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

Psalm 66:3

3   Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

Psalm 75:1-3

1   Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.
2   When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.
3   The earth and all the inhabitants thereof are dissolved: I bear up the pillars of it. Selah.

Psalm 89:11-12

11   The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
12   The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.

Psalm 89:46-48

46   How long, LORD? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47   Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
48   What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.

Psalm 90:1-2

1   Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2   Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Psalm 94:9

9  He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

Psalm 95:3-6

3   For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
4   In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also.
5   The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land.
6   O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

Psalm 96:4-5

4   For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
5   For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

Psalm 100:3

3  Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 102:25

25  Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands.

Psalm 104:1-9, 24-30

1   Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
2   Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
3   Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:
4   Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:
5   Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever.
6   Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.
7   At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
8   They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them.
9   Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.

24   O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.
25   So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
26   There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein.
27   These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season.
28   That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
29   Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust.
30   Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.

Psalm 115:15

15 Ye are blessed of the LORD which made heaven and earth.

Psalm 119:73, 90

73      Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.

90   Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

Psalm 121:2

2      My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Psalm 124:8

8     Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 136:3-9

3   O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever.
4   To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever.
5   To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.
6   To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy endureth for ever.
7   To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for ever:
8   The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
9   The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 138:8

8      The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.

Psalm 139:13-16

13   For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14   I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
15   My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16   Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalm 146:5-6

5   Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
6   Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

Psalm 149:2

2        Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

Proverbs 3:19-20

19   The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.
20   By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Proverbs 8:22-29

22            The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.
23            I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
24   When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.
25   Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
26   While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.
27   When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
28   When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:
29   When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

Proverbs 14:31

31   He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

Proverbs 16:4

4  The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs 17:5

5  Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Proverbs 22:2

2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

11  He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

Ecclesiastes 11:5

5 As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.

Ecclesiastes 12:1

1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;

Isaiah 17:7

7   At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 27:11

11   When the boughs thereof are withered, they shall be broken off: the women come, and set them on fire: for it is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.

Isaiah 29:15-16

15   Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
16   Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

Isaiah 40:28

28  Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

Isaiah 41:4

4  Who hath wrought and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the first, and with the last; I am he.

Isaiah 42:5-7

5   Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
6   I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
7   To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Isaiah 43:1, 5-7

1  But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.

5   Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
6   I will say to the north, Give up; and to the south, Keep not back: bring my sons from far, and my daughters from the ends of the earth;
7   Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.

Isaiah 44:24-25

24   Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
25   That frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish;

Isaiah 45:5-13

5   I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
6   That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else.
7   I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
8   Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.
9   Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
10   Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth?
11   Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.
12   I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
13   I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the LORD of hosts.

Isaiah 45:18

18  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 48:12-13

12   Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
13   Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.

Isaiah 49:5-6, 14-16

5   And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
6   And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

14   But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
15   Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.
16   Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.

Isaiah 51:12-16

12   I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass;
13   And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
14   The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
15   But I am the LORD thy God, that divided the sea, whose waves roared: The LORD of hosts is his name.
16   And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

Isaiah 54:4-5, 16-17

4   Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
5   For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.

16   Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.
17   No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.

Isaiah 64:8

8  But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand.

Isaiah 65:17-18

17   For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18   But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

Isaiah 66:1-2, 22

1   Thus saith the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?
2   For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

Jeremiah 1:5

5  Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.

Jeremiah 4:23

23   I beheld the earth, and, lo, it was without form, and void; and the heavens, and they had no light.

Jeremiah 10:11,13

11   Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.
13   When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

Jeremiah 27:5

5   I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.

Jeremiah 32:17

17   Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

Jeremiah 33:2-3, 25-26

2   Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD is his name;
3   Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

25   Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not with day and night, and if I have not appointed the ordinances of heaven and earth;
26   Then will I cast away the seed of Jacob and David my servant, so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.

Jeremiah 51:15-19

15   He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
16   When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
17   Every man is brutish by his knowledge; every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them.
18   They are vanity, the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.
19   The portion of Jacob is not like them; for he is the former of all things: and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: the LORD of hosts is his name.

Ezekiel 28:12-15

12   Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13   Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14   Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15   Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

Hosea 8:14

14   For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.

Amos 4:12-13

12   Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
13   For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.

Jonah 1:9

9   And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.

Zechariah 12:1

1   The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.

Malachi 2:10

10   Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

Author:   • Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

This selection of New Testament creation texts was compiled from the King James Version (KJV) version of the Bible. All texts were compared with more modern translations with particular reference to the New American Standard Bible (NASB). The criterion for selection was the belief that most reasonable people would agree that these texts constitute unambiguous references to the act of creation or the creation story. Thus, for example, when Paul refers to Adam and Eve, the first created humans, in I Timothy 2:13 it is included in the text even though the reference is to characters in the creation account, but not necessarily to the entire act of creation. The theme of creation as historical reality links the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Click on this link for a list of creation texts in the Old Testament.


Matthew 13:35

35   That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.

Matthew 19:4-6

4      And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
5        And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh
6        Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Matthew 24:21

21      For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Mark 10:6-9

6      But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
7      For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife;
8      And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh.
9      What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Mark 13:19

19      For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

Luke 3:38

38   Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

John 1:1-5

1   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2   The same was in the beginning with God.
3   All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4   In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5   And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

John 1:9-10

9   That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10   He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

John 17:5, 24

5   And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

24   Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Acts 4:24

24   And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

Acts 7:48-50

48   Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith the prophet,
49   Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
50   Hath not my hand made all these things?

Acts 14:8-18

8   And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked:
9   The same heard Paul speak: who stedfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed,
10   Said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.
11   And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the likeness of men.
12   And they called Barnabas, Jupiter; and Paul, Mercurius, because he was the chief speaker.
13   Then the priest of Jupiter, which was before their city, brought oxen and garlands unto the gates, and would have done sacrifice with the people.
14   Which when the apostles, Barnabas and Paul, heard of, they rent their clothes, and ran in among the people, crying out,
15   And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that are therein:
16   Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.
17   Nevertheless he left not himself without witness, in that he did good, and gave us rain from heaven, and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.
18   And with these sayings scarce restrained they the people, that they had not done sacrifice unto them.

Acts 17:22-28

22   Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars’ hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious.
23   For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.
24   God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
25   Neither is worshipped with men’s hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;
26   And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
27   That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:
28   For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Romans 1:20-25

20   For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21   Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22   Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23   And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24   Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25   Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

Romans 5:12-19

12   Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13   (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14   Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15   But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16   And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17   For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18   Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19   For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Romans 8:18-23

18   For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19   For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
20   For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
21   Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
22   For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
23   And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

1 Corinthians 11:7-10

7   For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
8   For the man is not of the woman: but the woman of the man.
9   Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
10   For this cause ought the woman to have power on her head because of the angels.

1 Corinthians 15:22, 45

22   For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

45   And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

Ephesians 1:3-5

3   Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
4   According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5   Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Ephesians 3:9-11

9      And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
10      To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
11      According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Colossians 1:13-17

13   Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14   In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15   Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16   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:
17   And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

Colossians 3:9-11

9   Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
10   And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
11   Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

1 Timothy 2:12-15

12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
15 Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.

Hebrews 1:1,2

1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;

Hebrews 1:10-12

10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
11 They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.

Hebrews 2:6-8, 9-11

6 But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him?
7 Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:
8 Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

Hebrews 3:3,4

3 For this man was counted worthy of more glory than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house hath more honor than the house.
4 For every house is builded by some man; but he that built all things is God.

Hebrews 4:3-4, 9-11

3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.

9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his.
11 Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Hebrews 11:1-6

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2 For by it the elders obtained a good report.
3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh.
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Hebrews 12:27-29

27 And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.
28 Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:
29 For our God is a consuming fire.

James 3:8-9

8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

1 Peter 1:18-21

18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

1 Peter 4:19

19 Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

2 Peter 3:3-7

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.

Jude 1:14-15

14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.

Revelation 3:14-16

14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Revelation 4:9-11

9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
10 The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Revelation 10:5-6

5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

Revelation 13:7-9

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

Revelation 14:6-7

6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

Revelation 17:8

8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

Author:   • Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Belief in the literal six-day creation described in the Bible is central to the Seventh-day Adventist faith. This historical event is also a central theme of the Bible, not just a mythical origins story that covers its first few pages. Because of this, Adventists have included the doctrine of creation in their Statement of Fundamental Beliefs. The sixth fundamental belief included in this statement deals with the creation:

6. Creation:
God is Creator of all things, and has revealed in Scripture the authentic account of His creative activity. In six days the Lord made “the heaven and the earth” and all living things upon the earth, and rested on the seventh day of that first week. Thus He established the Sabbath as a perpetual memorial of His completed creative work. The first man and woman were made in the image of God as the crowning work of Creation, given dominion over the world, and charged with responsibility to care for it. When the world was finished it was “very good,” declaring the glory of God. (Gen. 1; 2; Ex. 20:8-11; Ps. 19:1-6; 33:6, 9; 104; Heb. 11:3.)

Since this fundamental belief was adopted by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 1980, some have questioned whether it could be misread in various ways to mean something other than belief in a recent literal six-day creation. To address any possible ambiguity, a group of Adventist scholars presented a document entitled “An Affirmation of Creation” to the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in 2003. Responding to this document, the 2004 General Conference Spring Council voted a second document entitled “Response to an Affirmation of Creation.” Both documents affirm “[T]he Seventh-day Adventist understanding of the historicity of Genesis 1-11: that the seven days of the Creation account were literal 24-hour days forming a week identical in time to what we now experience as a week.”

Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are firmly aligned with the theme of creation that pervades Scripture both in the Old and New Testaments. Both testaments affirm the literal six-day creation (Genesis 1 and 2Exodus 20:8-11Exodus 31:12-18Hebrews 4:4) and point forward on the basis of this to the hope Christians share in the second advent of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Because we know He created a perfect world before sin, Christians can have reasonable faith that Jesus Christ will restore the creation to that original perfect state now that He has overcome sin for us.

Follow these links for lists of creation texts that describe the creation or refer to it as a literal historical reality in the Old Testament and New Testament.

Author:   • Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Presenters at the Celebration of Creation Sabbath represent a wide range of expertise both in science and theology. All embrace the Adventist belief in a recent six-day creation as described in the Bible.

Author:   • Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Topics to be covered include:

  • Reasons to trust God’s word
  • The evidence and the Book
  • Getting science right – Geology and Biology
  • How can a good God allow evil?
  • The scope and limits of evolution
  • The scientific advantage of a fresh worldview
  • What does it all mean?