Its Origin, Results,
and the Creator
1. BY whom
were the heavens and the earth created?
"In the beginning God created the heavens and the
earth." Gen. 1:1.
whom did God create all things?
"For by Him [the Son] were all things created, that are in
heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be
thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were
created by Him, and for Him." Col. 1:16. " All things
were made by Him [through Him, R. V., margin]: and without
Him was not anything made that was made." John 1:3. " See also
3. What do
the heavens declare?
"The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament
showeth His handiwork." Ps. 19:1.
was God's object in making the earth?
"For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God Himself
that formed the earth and made it; He hath established it, He created it
not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited." Isa. 45:18.
whose image was man created?
"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God
created He him; male and female created He them." Gen. 1:27.
home did God make for man in the beginning?
"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and
there He put the man whom He had formed. And out of the ground made the
Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for
food. . . . And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden
of Eden to dress it and to keep it." Gen. 2:8-15.
may be perceived through the things that are made?
"For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the
world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even
His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without
excuse." Rom. 1:20.
workmanship is the Christian?
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto
good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in
them." Eph. 2:10.
assurance is given concerning the unfailing power of the Creator?
" Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting
God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not,
neither is weary? there is no searching of His understanding."
encouraging statement follows concerning the supply of power to the faint?
"He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no
might He increaseth
whom are those who suffer exhorted to commit their souls?
let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls
in well-doing unto a faithful Creator." 1 Peter 4: 19, R. V.
gave special force to the oath of an angel?
"And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth
lifted up his hand to heaven, and sware by Him that liveth forever and
ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the
earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which
are therein, that there should be time no longer." Rev. 10:5,6.
contrast is drawn in the Scriptures between the Creator and false gods?
"Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the
heavens and the earth, even
they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. . . . The
portion of Jacob is not like them: for He is the former of all things; and
Israel is the rod of His inheritance: The Lord of hosts is His name."
whom is our worship justly due?
"O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the
Lord our Maker." Ps. 95:6.
view of the curse upon this creation, what has God promised?
I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be
remembered, nor come into mind." Isa. 65:17. See Rev. 21:1.
16. What is
the true basis of the brotherhood of man?
"Have we not all one Father? hath not one God created us? why
do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the
covenant of our fathers?" Mal. 2:10.
eternal One! whose presence bright
All space doth occupy, all motion guide;
Unchanged through time's all devastating flight!
Thou only God - there is no God beside!
Being above all beings! Mighty One,
Whom none can comprehend and none explore;
Who fill'st existence with Thyself alone,
Embracing all, supporting, ruling o'er;
Being whom we call God, and know no morel
primeval nothingness didst call
First chaos, then existence; Lord, on Thee
Eternity hath its foundation; all
Sprung forth from Thee, - of light, joy, harmony,
Sole origin, - all life, all beauty Thine;
Thy word created all, and doth create;
Thy splendor fills all space with rays divine;
Thou art and wert and shalt be! Glorious! Great!
Light-giving, life-sustaining Potentate!
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