An Unbiased Look At Genesis 1-11 Essay
Everything begins somewhere. A starting point. Scripture states that "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." (Gen 1:1) God created everything out of nothing. Creation ex nihilio which in latin means "out of nothing." In his article Doctrine of Creation, Wiliam Lane Craig states,
"Notice that there is no preexistent material that is presupposed. We find no warring gods, no primordial dragons, as we do in other ancient creation myths; only God who simply creates the universe. The word for create there is bara, a word which is used with only God as its subject and which does not presuppose any kind of material substratum – it does not presuppose a material cause in addition to God who is the efficient cause, who simply creates his effects."
From the moment God spoke creativity was released. His mouth proclaimed creation of every piece of this natural world we live in. Each piece was put in place as He saw fit and everything He created was created out of nothing…