By faith we understand that the world was fashioned by the Word of God, so that what we see was not made out of what is visible.
"Worthy art thou, our Lord and our God, To receive the glory and the honor and the power; For thou didst create all things, And because of thy will they came into being And were created."
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was face to face with God, and the Word was God.
"The God who made the universe and all things in it, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands,
And, Thou, O Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundations of the earth, And the heavens are the work of thy hands.
1 Corinthians 8:6
yet for there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things, and we for him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
"Men, why are you doing all this? We also are men, with natures like your own! We are bringing you good tidings, that you are to turn from these empty things to the living God, who made heaven and earth and the sea and all that in them is.
for in him was the universe created, things in heaven and on earth, the seen and the unseen, thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers; by him and for him all have been created;
At that time Jesus answered and said: "I praise thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and wary, and hast revealed them to the children.
For those will be days of suffering the like of which has never been from the beginning of God's creation until now, and never shall be.
And when they heard it they all lifted up their voices in prayer to God, saying. "O Sovereign Lord, who madest heaven and earth and sea, and all that in them is,
This is so because that which may be known of God is manifest among them; for God has made it manifest to them.
For of him and through him, and for him, are all things. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen.
and should make all men see the new dispensation of that secret purpose, hidden from eternity in the God who founded the universe,
has at the end of these days spoken to us in a Son whom he appointed heir of all things; through whom also he made the universe.
2 Peter 3:5
For they willingly ignore the fact that there were heaven, from of old, and an earth formed out of water and through water, by the word of God;
1 John 1:1
It is of what has existed from the beginning, of what we have listened to, of what we have seen with our own eyes, of what we have witnessed and touched with our own heads, it is concerning the Logos of Life that we are now writing.
To the angel of the Church in Laodicea, write. These things says the Amen, the witness, faithful and true, the beginning of the creation of God.
and swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created the heaven and all that is in it, and the earth and all that is in it, and the sea and all that is in it,
And he cried with a loud voice. "Fear God and give him glory, Because the hour of his judgment is come. And worship Him who made the heavens and the earth And the sea and springs of waters."
He also said: "It has now come to pass. I am the Alpha and the Omega, The Beginning and the End. To him who thirsts I will freely give Of the spring of the Water of life.