The Bible teaches that the uni-verse and the various forms of life were created by God through Christ out of things invisible and that “God’s creation is but a reservoir of means made ready for Him to employ instantly” according to His purpose (Lift Him Up, p. 66). Hebrews 11:3; Psalm 33:6, 9; Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Job 26:7–14; 38:36; Isaiah 45:18; Colossians 1:16. We have some comprehension of the invisible God by the visible things He has created. Romans 1:19, 20; Psalm 19:1. God created this world in six literal days. Genesis 1:31; 2:1; Hebrews 1:2; John 1:3; Job 38:4–7; Exodus 20:11.
Human beings cannot number the stars, but, in God’s omniscience, they are all numbered and called by name. Psalm 147:4, 5; Isaiah 40:26; Job 9:9.
God is not only the Creator but also the Sustainer of the things that He brought into existence. He also made, and is still making, provision to sustain His creatures with food. Isaiah 40:12; 42:5; Matthew 5:45; Acts 17:24–28; Genesis 1:29, 30; Psalm 65:9–13; Matthew 6:25–30.
When the works of creation were completed, everything was “very good.” Genesis 1:31; Psalm 8:1, 3, 9; Ecclesiastes 7:29.
The universe, the world, humanity, the animal kingdom, and the plant kingdom are highly organized systems which could not have come into existence by chance. Things which reveal a calculated “purpose” such as a mind to think, eyes to see, ears to hear) came from the “hands” of an Intelligence, an omniscient and omnipotent Being, whom the Bible calls God. Nature clearly reveals a design, and where there is a design there is a designer. A person would certainly need much faith to believe that the shaking or rotation of a gigantic drum containing millions of pieces of metal, over a long period of time, would produce clocks, typewriters, and computers; or that an explosion in a print-shop would produce an encyclopedia. How much more faith, then, would he or she need in order to believe that human beings just happened to come into existence by themselves, as a result of an unconscious, senseless, and aimless interaction of soil–water–wind–fire and nothing else? Therefore, if one disbelieves God, he or she automatically believes Creationthat blind and impotent chance is able to form highly complex things, such as human beings, the world, and the universe. In other words, one needs more belief to disbelieve God than to believe in Him.
“In the formation of our world, God was not indebted to preexisting matter. On the contrary, all things, material or spiritual, stood up before the Lord Jehovah at His voice and were created for His own purpose. The heavens and all the host of them, the earth and all things therein, are not only the work of His hand; they came into existence by the breath of His mouth.”—Testimonies, vol. 8, pp. 258, 259.
“As the earth came forth from the hand of its Maker, it was exceedingly beautiful. Its surface was diversified with mountains, hills, and plains, interspersed with noble rivers and lovely lakes; but the hills and mountains were not abrupt and rugged, abounding in terrific steeps and frightful chasms, as they now do; the sharp, ragged edges of earth’s rocky framework were buried beneath the fruitful soil, which everywhere produced a luxuriant growth of verdure. There were no loathsome swamps or barren deserts. Graceful shrubs and delicate flowers greeted the eye at every turn. The heights were crowned with trees more majestic than any that now exist. The air, untainted by foul miasma, was clear and healthful. The entire landscape outvied in beauty the decorated grounds of the proudest palace. The angelic host viewed the scene with delight, and rejoiced at the wonderful works of God.”—Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 44.