'Tis by faith we learn that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the visible world was not made out of any thing that did appear.
"thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power: for thou hast created all things, by thy WILL they subsist, and were created."
In the beginning was the Logos, and the Logos was with God, and the Logos was God.
the GOD who made the world and every thing therein, and is the Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples erected by men:
again, "thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thy hands.
yet to us there is but one God, the father, from whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
cry'd out, "sirs, what are you going to do? we are but men as well as you, and we exhort you to renounce these vanities, and turn to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth and the sea, and all that they contain:
for by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are on earth, both visible and invisible, the thrones, and the sovereigntys, the principalitys, and the powers: all were created by him, and for him: he is before all things,
At the same time Jesus, continuing his discourses, said, "I thank thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, for having revealed unto babes what thou hast hid from the wise and prudent.
for the distress of that time will be such as never happen'd since the beginning of the world, which God created, to this present, nor ever shall be.
at the relation of which they unanimously lift up their voice to God, and said, Lord, thou art the God who hast made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all that is therein:
because what should be known of God they are acquainted with; for God hath manifested it unto them.
for of him, and through him, and in him are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
and display to all the world that mysterious dispensation, which from all past ages has been conceal'd in the secret purpose of God, who created all things:
whom he hath constituted heir of all things, by whom also be made the world.
no house is without a builder; now he that built the whole house of Israel is God.
but they are wilfully ignorant, that the heavens were originally form'd by the divine Logos, and likewise the earth, which was separated from the water, and still subsists upon it.
Concerning the Logos, the author of Life, we declare what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have consider'd, and what has been the object of our touch.
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans, write, "these things saith the AMEN, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
and sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created the heaven and all that is therein, the earth and all that is therein, the sea and all that is therein, "that the time should be no longer defer'd."
"fear the Lord, and give glory to him, for the hour of his judgment is come: adore therefore him that made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and the fountains."
and he said to me, "it is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end: to him that is a-thirst I will freely give of the fountain of living water.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.