The Christian doctrine of creation asserts that God is the creator of all things, for "[i]n the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth" (Gen 1:1). God created by his word (Gen 1:3; Heb 11:3), and "[a]ll things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made (John 1:3). While many passages show that Jesus was the agent of creation (Col 1:16; cf 1 Cor 8:6), creation is ultimately the work of the triune God.

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Interpretations of the creation account

See main page: Interpretations of the creation account In modern times, many different interpretations of the creation account (recorded in Genesis 1 and 2) have been proposed. However, this is not purely a modern concern: indeed, since the early church, the opening chapter of Genesis has ignited controversy.

Creation ex nihilo

Creation ex nihilo is the belief that God created this world and the things in it out of nothing, ex nihilo being Latin for "from nothing." Implicit in this doctrine is the understanding that God created man and all creatures as they are, which is in opposition to Darwinian evolution theory.

See main page: Creation ex nihilo

Other issues

Intelligent design

See main page: Intelligent design

Resources

  • J. I. Packer, Knowing God. InterVarsity Press, 1993.
  • Colin Gunton, The Triune Creator: A Historical & Systematic Study. Eerdmans, 1998.

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