June 03, 2009

God Spoke the Heavens and Earth into Existence Out of Nothing

God Spoke the Heavens and Earth into Existence Out of Nothing
Basic Bible Doctrine #2

(Gen 1:1-25 KJV)
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
{2} And 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.

{3} AND GOD SAID, LET THERE BE LIGHT : and there was light.
{4} And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
{5} And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And the evening and the morning were the first day.

{6} AND GOD SAID, LET THERE BE A FIRMAMENT in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
{7} And God made the firmament,
and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
{8} And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
{10} And God called the dry land Earth;
and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

{11} AND GOD SAID, LET THE 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.
{12} And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind,'
and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13} And the evening and the morning were the third day.

{14} AND GOD SAID, LET THERE BE LIGHTS IN THE FIRMAMENT of the heaven to divide the day from the night;
and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
{15} And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
{16} And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day,
and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
{17} And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
{18} And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
{19} And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

{20} 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.
{21} And 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 good.
{22} And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
{23} And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

{24} 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.
{25} And 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.

Exo 20:11 (KJV)
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 (Heb=declared it ceremonialy holy).

(Psa 95:1-6 KJV)
O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation.
{2} Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
{3} For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.
{4} 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.

(Psa 19:1-6 KJV)
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
The heavens declare the glory of God;
and the firmament{Heb=the visible arch of the sky} showeth his handiwork {Heb.=workanship}.
{2} Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.
{3} There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
{4} Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world.
In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
{5} Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
{6} His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it:
and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

(Psa 33:4-9 KJV)
For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
{5} He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
{6} 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.

(Isa 45:5-12 The Living Bible)
{5}I am Jehovah; there is no other God.
I will strengthen you and send you out to victory
even though you don't know me,
{6} and all the world from east to west
will know there is no other God.
I am Jehovah and there is no one else.
I alone am God.
{7} I form the light and make the dark.
I send good times and bad.
I, Jehovah, am he who does these things.

{8} Open up, O heavens.
Let the skies pour out their righteousness.
Let salvation and righteousness sprout up together from the earth.
I, Jehovah, created them.
{9} "Woe to the man who fights with his Creator.
Does the pot argue with its maker?
Does the clay dispute with him who forms it, saying,
'Stop, you're doing it wrong!'
or the pot exclaim, 'How clumsy can you be!'?

{10} Woe to the baby just being born
who squalls to his father and mother,
'Why have you produced me?
Can't you do anything right at all?'"

{11} Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, Israel's Creator, says:
"What right have you to question what I do?
Who are you to command me concerning the work of my hands?
{12} I have made the earth and created man upon it.
With my hands I have stretched out the heavens
and commanded all the vast myriads of stars.

1 Chr 16:23-31 (KJV)
Sing unto the LORD, all the earth;
show forth from day to day his salvation.
{24} Declare his glory among the heathen;
his marvellous works among all nations.
{25} For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised:
he also is to be feared above all gods.
{26} For all the gods of the people are idols (Heb=nothing):
but the LORD made the heavens.
{27} Glory and honour are in his presence;
strength and gladness are in his place.

{28} Give unto the LORD, ye kindreds of the people,
give unto the LORD glory and strength.
{29} Give{Heb=ascribe} unto the LORD the glory due unto his name:
bring an offering, and come before him:
worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

{30} Fear before him, all the earth:
the world also shall be stable, that it be not moved.
{31} Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice:
and let men say among the nations, The LORD reigneth.

Neh 9:5b-6 (KJV)
Stand up and bless the LORD your God for ever and ever:
and blessed be thy glorious name,
which is exalted above all blessing and praise.
{6} Thou, even thou, art LORD alone;
thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens,
with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein,
the seas, and all that is therein,
and thou preservest them all;
and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.

Job 38:4-13 (KJV)
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
declare, if thou hast understanding.
{5} Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
or who hath stretched the line upon it?
{6} Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?
or who laid the corner stone thereof;
{7} When the morning stars sang together,
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

{8} Or who shut up the sea with doors,
when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
{9} When I made the cloud the garment thereof,
and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
{10} And brake up for it my decreed place,
and set bars and doors,
{11} And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further:
and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

{12} Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days;
and caused the dayspring to know his place;
{13} That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

Psa 8:3-9 (KJV)
When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
{4} 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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