Thursday, April 13, 2006

Hebrews 11:3

By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
(NIV)


At God's command, the universe was formed. I don't know whether or not there was a bang when this happened, but by faith I know that the matter that composes this universe wasn't originally all in one place. There was a time when this did not exist. What we see came from that which is not seen.

2 comments:

  1. Yes. Or, to put it another way, Genesis 1-3 don't tell us when, how, or why things began, but they do tell us Who started them.

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  2. I have to slightly disagree.

    I think that even though Genesis doesn't tell us exactly when... it does tell us how: By God's Word. He spoke, and the world began.

    In the Hebrew, the word for "word" is the same as the word for "deed," so God does what he says. Word and Deed are so closely related. God speaks and birds exist, waves form, and trees begin to wave in the newly formed breeze.

    As to the "why" we learn later in the Bible that it all exists for His glory and honor.

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