For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water,
Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
For He has founded it upon the seas
And established it upon the rivers.
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.
To Him who spread out the earth above the waters,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting;
By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
And by the breath of His mouth all their host.
This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.
And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper,
He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
Why is there a price in the hand of a fool to buy wisdom,
When he has no sense?