Lesson 5 God The Creator Of All Things
Reading: Psalm 148:1–6.
the beginning god created the heaven and the earth.
1:1–3. In the beginning God created the heaven and
the earth. 2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon
the face of the waters. 3And God said, Let there be light: and there
1:9–11. And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together
unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. 10And God called the dry land
Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that
it was good. 11And God said, Let the earth bring forth
grass, the herb yielding seed, and
the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is
in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
1:20, 21. And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving
creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. 21And
God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the
waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after
his kind: and God saw that it was
1:24–28. And God said, Let the earth bring forth the
living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the
earth after his kind: and it was so. 25And God made the beast of the
earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth
upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 26And 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. 27So God
created man in his own image, in
the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28And
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
ON THE LESSON TEXT
1:1–3. God is declared to be the
creator. The date of creation is fixed as “in the beginning.” The earth was,
at first, in a chaotic state. The first thing created by God was light.
1:6–10. The organization of the earth is here described. The chaotic mass
is given form. V11. We here have the creation of vegetation. This is the
first life to appear on earth.
1:20, 21. The origin of animal life is here given; first the fish, then the
1:24–25. The origin of land animals is given next. In this as, as with all
previous life, the law of species is clearly stated.
1:26–28. Man is the crowning glory of creation. He is in God’s image and
has dominion over the rest.
TOPIC: GOD, THE CREATOR OF ALL THINGS
Creation means the bringing of things into existence. Science can neither prove
nor disprove the matter was created out of nothing. The original chaos was
created out of nothing. The original chaos is formed into an orderly system.
GOD THE CREATOR
The Bible teaching.
Bible distinctly informs us that God is the creator of all things. It is said of
Christ, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made
that was made.” (John 1:3) “For by him were all things created, that are in
heaven, and that are in the earth . . . all things were created by him, and for
him.” (Colossians 1:16)
The testimony of reason.
THE AGREEMENT OF SCIENCE
The days of creation.
conclusions of science disagree with the idea that the world was created in six
literal days. We are under no necessity of making these days consist of 24
The order of creation.
Mosaic order of creation presents fist the formation of matter in a chaotic
state. Next the organization of the earth with its seas, continents, etc. Then
vegetation, sea animals, fowls, land animals and, lastly, man. Science has
discovered much of this in comparatively recent years.
THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION
Bible assigns the entire work of creation to God. Because science had disproved
some of the interpretations place upon the Bible, men have discarded the whole
account and are left to look elsewhere for an explanation.
theory (and it is only a theory), ascribes eternity to matter and asserts that
all life comes from resident forces in matter. A noted evolutionist said,
“Emotion, intellect, will, and all their phenomena, were once latent in a
fiery cloud.” A modified evolution gives a few created forms to begin with
then leaves evolution to do the rest. Darwin was of this class. Others make room
for occasional miracles and acts of creation which is a virtual surrender of the
The basic facts.
facts are used as a basis of the doctrine of evolution. A) A progressive
appearance of life science has proved that all life did not appear on the earth
at the same time. B) Similarity of the various species, there is nothing to show
that God did not make them all. C) The presence of useless organs. It is claimed
that some of the higher organisms, such as man, possesses, useless organs. We
are not so sure they are useless.
DIFFICULTIES OF EVOLUTION
The inertia of matter.
stone is powerless to move itself from its position. It is an inert object.
theory explains that life has come spontaneously from the non-living. This is
contrary to every known fact.
Formation of new species.
assumes that new species have developed from others. Varieties have been
produced within the species, as different breeds of cattle, horses, chickens,
etc. Where offspring has resulted from such a cross, like the mule, the new
variety is incapable of propagation. All scientific evidence testifies to the
immutability of God’s law, “after his kind.”
No fossils for intermediate forms.
search has been made for the “missing link,” but it is still missing. When
they find a bone or a skull, they immediately give it an immense age, but it is
THE ORIGIN OF MAN
Bible account. The Bible declares that God made man in his own image. The
physical man is not related to the beast as the law of species and the creation
of Eve clearly shows. Man also has a soul. The lowest savage is capable of
religious instruction, and conversion, while the highest animal has no capacity
whatever for religious or moral ideas.