/The Creator God/
*/In the Beginning/*
The opening verses of the Bible describe God creating the world.
There is no philosophical argument about: “Does God exist?”
The Bible nowhere attempts to “prove” the existence of God.
The Bible assumes God’s existence.
It opens immediately by stating:
*“In the beginning God …” *
*/God as Creator/*
The Bible teaches that God created our universe out of nothing – that he is the Creator of all human life.
*“God created man*
*in his own image,*
*in the image of God*
*he created him;*
*male and female*
*he created them.”
*/God is Called Creator/*
The title, Creator, is given to God in several places in the Bible.
*“Remember your Creator.”*
*“They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is for ever praised.
*“Do you not know?*
*Have you not heard?*
*The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.”*
*/God’s Purpose in Creation/*
Why did God create the world and everything that lives in it?
It’s not really possible to think of God existing if he could not express:
• *his creative power*
*“For by him [God] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.”*
• *his authority and wisdom*
*“But God made the earth by his power;*
*he founded the world by his wisdom*
*and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.”*
• *his love*
*“I provide [for] … the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.”*
*“I have loved you with an everlasting love;*
*I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”*