A Window's Reflection:
Consider the Verses on Creation
With so much controversy over the Bible and science in regards to the topic of creation, we offer the following listing of verses from Scripture. This is simply put here for your reflection. Just consider what might really be the truth if all that is stated here is actually in no way conflicting science data ... were that interpreted objectively and in a holistic, all encompassing, way that integrates truth across science and Scripture. In reality, that may be the real way to look at the entire WindowView ... where there is no conflict in truth, only in human thinking distracted by misguided assumptions. You decide ...
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Most of us just live our lives and the thought of how special our existence really is ... just seems like background noise. In light of our daily trials, what would it matter if this experience was the product of an intelligent and creative being.
First, think about this from a secular and material perspective. Just look at the complexity and diversity of life. Time and chance have been shown inadequate to account for all we see.
What other source claims an origin to our lives?
This post is meant for your meditation. Stop to really thing that a creation started all what we see, hear, live, experience.
Might it all be for some purpose beyond a mundane daily grind, birth to death. Reflect in the Window's View as you think of the application of this to your life.
Does this jog your mind to thinking of life in a new way?
The following is based on a collection of biblical citations gathered by Jerry Bowen.
The listing of references below contains a total of 90 passages, 64 passages from 18 books of the Tanach (Hebrew Scriptures) and 26 passages from 13 books of the Brit Chadashah (Greek Scriptures).
Take note that approximately one-third of the Bible provides a testimony as to the origin of the universe and life therein.
Exactly "how" this happens is a material question, but the "what" is a creative event, simply called creation, which simply is awesome.
Do you stop/think/reflect to find this as true?
To avoid copyright infringement the following data is arranged from the King James version of the Bible. WindowView recommends comparative study of the same verses listed in the New King James or the American Standard Versions.
Please note that we have included all scriptural citations as presented to us. Notes are added at the end of some of the citations by Jerry Bowen (We have highlighted these as blue bold text). Mr. Bowen would likely identify himself a "creationist" in the fundamental sense. We make no criticism of that type of position here, but as with everything in the window, we want to take a minute to 'consider all perspectives.' Where we see an alternative perspective, we add a note to point to that added vantage point or correction (WindowView notes appear in bold red text).
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Genesis 1: Selections (1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (3) And God said...(7) And God made...(8) And God called...(26) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (27) So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (28) And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. (For the best treatment read all of Genesis 1).
Genesis 2: Selections (2) And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. (3) And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made. (4) These [are] the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the heavens, (21) And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; (22) And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. (For the best treatment read all of Genesis 2).
Genesis 5:1-2 This [is] the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; (2) Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
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.
Exodus 20:11 For [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Exodus 31:17 It [is] a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for [in] six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Deuteronomy 4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and [ask] from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been [any such thing] as this great thing [is], or hath been heard like it?
Deuteronomy 32:18 Of the Rock [that] begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee. 2 Samuel 22:16 And the channels of the sea appeared, the foundations of the world were discovered, at the rebuking of the LORD, at the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, which dwellest [between] the cherubims, thou art the God, [even] thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hast made heaven and earth.
2 Kings 19:25 Hast thou not heard long ago [how] I have done it, [and] of ancient times that I have formed it?
1 Chronicles 16:26 For all the gods of the people [are] idols: but the LORD made the heavens.
2 Chronicles 2:12 Huram said moreover, Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel, that made heaven and earth, who hath given to David the king a wise son, endued with prudence and understanding, that might build an house for the LORD, and an house for his kingdom.
Job 9:9 (God created the universe) Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Job 10:8-9 Thine hands have made me and fashioned me together round about; yet thou dost destroy me. (9) Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made me as the clay; and wilt thou bring me into dust again?
Job 31:15 Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.
Job 38:1-4 (1) Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, ....(4) Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Psalms 8:4-9 What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? (5) For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. (6) Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all [things] under his feet: (7) All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; (8) The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, [and whatsoever] passeth through the paths of the seas. (9) O LORD our Lord, how excellent [is] thy name in all the earth!
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Psalms 19:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Psalms 24:1-2 The earth [is] the LORD'S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. (2) For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Psalms 33:6-10 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. (7) He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses. (8) Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. (9) For he spake, and it was [done]; he commanded, and it stood fast. (10) The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
Psalms 74:16-17 The day [is] thine, the night also [is] thine: thou hast prepared the light and the sun. (17) Thou hast set all the borders of the earth: thou hast made summer and winter.
Psalms 89:47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God.
Psalms 95:4-6 In his hand [are] the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills [is] his also. (5) The sea [is] his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry [land]. (6) O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.
Psalms 100:3 Know ye that the LORD he [is] God: [it is] he [that] hath made us, and not we ourselves; [we are] his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psalms 102:25 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens [are] the work of thy hands.
Psalms 104:All (5) [Who] laid the foundations of the earth, [that] it should not be removed for ever. Read the whole chapter!
Psalms 119:73,90 Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments. (90) Thy faithfulness [is] unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.
Psalms 121:2 My help [cometh] from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
Psalms 124:8 Our help [is] in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Psalms 134:3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
Psalms 136:5-9 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. (6) To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his mercy [endureth] for ever. (7) To him that made great lights: for his mercy [endureth] for ever: (8) The sun to rule by day: for his mercy [endureth] for ever: (9) The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Psalms 146:5-6 Happy [is he] that [hath] the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope [is] in the LORD his God: (6) Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein [is]: which keepeth truth for ever:
Proverbs 3:19-20 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. (20) By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.
Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD [is] the maker of them all.
Proverbs 26:10 The great [God] that formed all [things] both rewardeth ...
Ecclesiastes. 11:5 As thou knowest not what [is] the way of the spirit, [nor] how the bones [do grow] in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
Ecclesiastes. 12:1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;
Isaiah 5:12... but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands.
Isaiah 17:7 At that day shall a man look to his Maker, and his eyes shall have respect to the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 22:11 Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for the water of the old pool: but ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, neither had respect unto him that fashioned it long ago.
Isaiah 27:11... therefore he that made them will not have mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no favour.
Isaiah 37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest [between] the cherubims, thou [art] the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
Isaiah 40:12-End (28) 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.
Isaiah 42:5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:
Isaiah 43:7 [Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Isaiah 45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.
Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, [even] my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Isaiah 48:13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: [when] I call unto them, they stand up together.
Isaiah 51:13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth;
Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.
Jeremiah 10:12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Jeremiah 27:5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that [are] upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.
Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, [and] there is nothing too hard for thee:
Jeremiah 33:2 Thus saith the LORD the maker thereof, the LORD that formed it, to establish it; the LORD [is] his name;
Jeremiah 51:15 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding.
Hosea 8:14 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples;
Amos 4:13 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what [is] his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, [is] his name.
Amos 5:8 [Seek him] that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD [is] his name:
Jonah 1:9 And he said unto them, I [am] an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry [land].
Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, saith the LORD, which stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth the foundation of the earth, and formeth the spirit of man within him.
Malachi. 2:10 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?
Matthew 19:4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made [them] at the beginning made them male and female,
Matthew 23:35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. (NOTE: The story of Abel is in Genesis, the same book as the Creation Story. Matthew validates the Creation Story by refering to Abel) (WindowView NOTE: References to persons or events in Genesis are not validation of creation when the subject does not cite creation directly or by inferrence. The 'validation' noted is an extrapolation by association. The better approach is to look at the context of the charcter or event in light of what the Bible is addressing without extrapolation to other theme, unless intended buy the text itself).
Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
Mark 10:6 But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
Mark 13:19 For [in] those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.
Luke 11:50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
John 1:1-4 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) The same was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
Acts 4:24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou [art] God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:¹
Acts 7:50 Hath not my hand made all these things? Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;
Romans 1:20 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:
2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. (NOTE: The story of the Creation of light is in Genesis 1:3. Paul validates the Creation Story by referring to this event in Genesis).
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. (NOTE: The story of Eve is in Genesis, the same book as the Creation Story. Paul validates the Creation Story by referring to Eve). (WindowView NOTE: see our previous note above)
Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 3:9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Colossians 1:16-17 For by him 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: (17) And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
1 Timothy 2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. (NOTE: Again, the story is in Genesis).(WindowView NOTE: This case is one of creation of a being, actually a pair of beings)
Hebrews 1:2,10 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; (10) And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
Hebrews 3:4 For every house is builded by some [man]; but he that built all things [is] God.
Hebrews 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.
2 Peter 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth [person], a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; (NOTE: Again, the story is in Genesis). (WindowView NOTE: see our first notation above regarding association of persons and events)
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
Revelation 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Revelation 10:6 And swear by him that liveth for ever 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:
Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
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