- Date. The date of creation cannot be determined. The first
Statement of the book of Genesis places the time in remote and
- Creator. The writer of Genesis offers no proof of the existence
Of Jehovah or of the fact that all things were made by Him.
(Genesis 1:1,2; John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:15-17; Hebrews 1:10; Hebrews 11:3).
- Light. The process of creation had probably been going on for
Ages before light was created by the fiat of Jehovah
(Genesis 1:1,3; 2 Corinthians 4:4).
- Days of Creation. The fact that the creative work had been going
On for unnumbered ages, leads the reverent student to the conclusion
That the "days" were ordinary periods of twenty-four hours each, and
That each product of Almighty power was finished and appointed to its
Sphere on its designated day. The phrase "evening and morning" occurs
Six times in the first account of creation, and it cannot be understood
Except in the light of the above statement.
- Order of Creation.
- Sun, moon, and stars,
- Water animals and fowls,
- Land animals, man--woman.
Observe the steady march from the lower to the higher, from the
Insensate to the intelligent, from the servitor to the sovereign. See
The universe by God's hand touched to harmony; see the march of
Creative power to its culmination in the making of the companion for
Man, pure and innocent, the highest image of God, and hear the stars
Sing together and the sons of God shout for joy over the completion of
The mighty and glorious work!
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Johnson, Ashley S. "Entry for 'Creation'". "Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia". <http://classic.studylight.org/enc/cbc/view.cgi?number=T1>. 1896.