Does the Bible teach the universe was created?

J. Warner Wallace has a new post up and he lists a ton of Bible verses that talk about the beginning of the universe.

I’m going to pick out some of the best ones – ones that will scare the stuffing out of you.

Be amazed:

Colossians 1:16-17
For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Hebrews 11:3
By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.

John 1:3
All things came into being through Him [Jesus], and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.

1 Corinthians 2:7
No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

Isaiah 45:12
“It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. I stretched out the heavens with My hands and I ordained all their host.”

All things were created? Time had a beginning? The universe is expanding? Wow, that’s all stuff that naturalists hate – they want their eternal, steady-state universe back. Too bad that’s been falsified by the hydrogen-helium abundance observations. Oh well, I guess they can still believe it if they want to. Now if you’re an atheist, you don’t like what the Bible has to say about the origin of the universe, especially since all the experimental science we have today agrees with the Bible. So atheists aren’t just angry at God, they’re angry at science, too.

The latest Please Convince Me podcast

By the way, J. Warner Wallace’s latest 64-minute podcast on the scientific evidence for the creation of the universe was a must-listen. He re-caps the experimental evidence that we have for a cosmic beginning, and highlights the names of the scientists, the dates of the discoveries, the experiments that were run, and the results that were obtained. He also evaluates naturalistic alternatives to the standard model, and explains what’s wrong with each one.

If you’re into science, then you will love this podcast.

One thought on “Does the Bible teach the universe was created?”

  1. Wintery, I think you are off on this one.

    Nothing in the Bible teaches that the universe had a beginning. Period.

    Gen. 1:1 has the force of “To begin with, when God began to fashion the sky and the land, the earth was unformed and unfilled . . . ”

    Colossians 1 is not talking about the creation of the material universe but about hierarchical positions – thrones, lordships, sovereignties, and authorities.

    In John 1:3, “all things” refers to all things in the Genesis creation – the beginning listed in verse 1. Still no mention of the creation of time, space, the universe, or matter.

    In 1 Corinthians 2:7, the phrase “before time began” should be translated as “before the eons” or “before ancient times.”

    The verse you quoted in Isaiah says nothing about the universe expanding. It just says that God stretched out the heavens/sky. And Isaiah doesn’t say that God stretched out the universe like a sheet of rubber but that he stretched out the heavens/sky like a tent. A tent is not constantly expanding and is not stretchy.

    For Hebrews 11:3, the concordant literal version has “By faith we are apprrehending the eons to a adjust to a declaration of God, so that what is being observed has not come out of what is appearing.” This is talking about the creation of new ages/eons, not the creation of the material cosmos.

    My stuffing has not been scarred.


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