Essay about Creation

794 Words Nov 9th, 2014 4 Pages
Jerri Shirley
Turabian
Theo 201 B14

Creation
“Is God actively involved?”

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” (Gen 1:1-2)
God has been involved with creation since inception and He continues His involvement today in each and every one of us, whether we recognize Him or not. Without God humans, plants, animals and the things that crawl upon the earth would not exist. The cosmos would not exist. The sun, moon and the stars would not exist. Nothing would exist if God did not have His hand directly in it, through it, and actively taking part in it. God is all knowing
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Clearly God was intimately involved with His creation then, and remains active with His creation today through the Holy Spirit.
But how do we know God is involved in Creation? To answer this question we must be willing to search for the truth, and the Bible offers us a written account of life, love, truth and sacrifice from the first chapter in Genesis through to Revelation.
For a believer in God, there is no greater story– if you wish to refer to the Scriptures as story – than that of the Bible, and for a new believer the book of John gives a clear account of creation from an Apostles perspective. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:1-4) The first line in John 1 clearly points directly back to Genesis 1:1 and sheds light into relationship between the Creator –God- and Jesus – God in the flesh. John 3:16 tells us of God’s love for humanity and what He was willing to sacrifice in order to save His creation from eternal death, “For god loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.”
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