Explain How the Bible Sees God as the Creator.

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The Bible has many different ways of showing God as the creator of the universe. God is seen as all powerful (omnipotent), all loving (omnibenevolent), all present (omnipresent) and all knowing (omniscient). The bible shows God as a theistic God (one who created the world and yet continues to sustain it), who made everything from nothing (creatio ex nihilo). Before there was anything there was God. God is eternal, meaning that He never began and He will never end. Creatio ex nihilo is the belief that everything in the universe came from nothing (there was no matter before). God is creator and not created, so time does not affect Him. Augustine said that time itself is of the created world, so when God comes into this world time doesn't affect him. There is no one in the created world that is not affected by time. We all have a beginning and end where we die and it is the same for everyone apart from God. This gives him a much higher status then humans, showing His power. In Genesis (the first book of the Bible) 1:1 it is said ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.’ This suggests that the God created everything from nothing as it says ‘in the beginning’. The fact that the Bible, a book which a whole religion is based around, opens with God shows the power that He already has. This shows God to be omnipotent. When God was creating the different parts of the world, He says 'let there be...' and there is. This shows God as creator because all He has to do is to want something to be there, and it happens. He doesn’t even necessarily have to do anything. There are several other examples of God’s power in the Bible – such as Job 26:14 “Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways, and how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?” and Matthew 19:26 “But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is
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