Explain how the Bible shows God as a creator.
The Judaeo-Christian God is the Creator, and this is taken for granted. God is self existent and eternal, He never began and He will never end – this is the assumption which Christians take from the Bible and in particular Genesis.
The first line of the bible – “in the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth” – immediately enforces the image of God as the creator, there is no hesitation in the holy word and its underlines His identity immediately.
Primarily, the image of God is a culmination of thinking by groups who share a common faith. The Bible uses symbol and analogy to demonstrate His ineffable beauty, His transcendent existence and His; omnipresence, omniscience and omnipotence. Genesis 1-3 sets the foundations for the relationship between God and the human race, and it is clear that God is the provider (alluding to creator) for man – “Genesis 6:7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.” Genesis tells us the man is made in ‘God’s own image’ and God makes everything ‘good’, He is the creator so therefore has never been created – it’s a cyclical dilemma which transcends our understanding and manifests God as the subject of no man’s creations. He was able to make everything from ex nihilo instead of matter. The book of Hebrews agrees with this – “we understand that the universe was formed at Gods command, so that what is seen is not made out of what is visible.”
The narrative of the Bible simply tells us that God is the creator; he is responsible for everything in creation, and the universe continuing to exist. The heart of the message is that God causes everything that exists to exist.
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