By faith we understand that the world was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.
"You are worthy, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The God who made the world and everything in it, since he is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by hands;
And, "You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands;
yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we exist.
"Men, why are you doing this? We also are men, of like nature with you, and bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.
For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authoritiesall things were created through him and for him.
At that time Jesus declared, "I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to babes.
For in those days there will be tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be.
And when they heard this, they lifted their voices to God together and said, "Sovereign Lord, it is you who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them,
for what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
and to make plain to everyone the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things;
but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the world.
They deliberately ignore this fact, that by the word of God heavens existed long ago, and the earth was formed out of water and by means of water,
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have touched, concerning the Word of life,
"And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: 'These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God's creation:
and swore by him who lives for ever and ever, who created heaven and the things in it, the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that there will be no more delay,
and he said with a loud voice, "Fear God, and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come; worship him who made the heaven and the earth and sea and springs of water."
Then he said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who is thirsty from the spring of the water of life without cost.