It is faith that enables us to see that the universe was created at the command of God, so that the world we see did not simply arise out of matter.
as the Scripture says, "I have made you the father of many nations." The promise is guaranteed in the very sight of God in whom he had faith, who can bring the dead to life and call into being what does not exist.
For they wilfully ignore the fact that long ago there existed heavens and an earth which had been formed at God's command out of water and by water,
but in these latter days he has spoken to us in a Son, whom he had destined to possess everything, and through whom he had made the world.
and shouting, "Friends, why are you doing this? We are only human beings like you, and we bring you the good news that you should turn from these follies to a living God, who made heaven and earth and sea and all that they contain.
God who created the world and all that is in it, since he is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples built by human hands,
For all that can be known of God is clearly before them; God has shown it to them.