Study of Great Bible Truths – Lesson 17

Lesson 17:

The Creation of the World


In our last lesson we learned that Christ in His life, His death and His resurrection has already vanquished the devil. Satan is defeated.


1. Creation is the work of the Triune God: God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Genesis 1, John 1:3, 1 Corinthians 8:6, Colossians 1:16
2. What is creation?
Creation is “that free act of God whereby He in the beginning brought forth the whole visible and invisible universe without the use of preexisting materials, and thus gave the world an existence distinct from His own, and yet ALWAYS dependent on Him.”  _ Berkhof
3. In creation the world and time started together.

4. The sequence of creation spoken into existence by the Triune God.

Day 1– light was created, light and darkness were separated.

Day 2– the firmament was established separating the waters above from the waters below.

Day 3 – separation of land and sea. The vegetable kingdom of plants and trees was created.

Day 4– creation of the light bearers ( Sun, Moon and Stars)

Day 5– creation of birds and fish

Day 6-  creation of man  Acts 17:26

Day 7—God rested and evaluated His work.


5. Notice the order of creation. On day 1 God created light and on day 4 He created light bearers. On day 2 He separated the waters and day 5 He created birds to fly in the firmament and fish to live in the waters below the firmament. On day 3, He separated land and sea and established the plant kingdom and day 6 He created man to live on the land and provided food for man.



Thought: Close your eyes. What do you see ? Nothing.

Just think God created this magnificent  world out of nothing.


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