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.
(as it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations") in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls things that do not exist as though they did.
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,
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.
"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.
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;
for what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.