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What grand truth
is revealed in the first verse in the Bible?
"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis
contrast is repeatedly drawn between the true God and false gods?
"Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the
heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under
these heavens. The portion of Jacob is not like them, for he is the former of
all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: The Lord of hosts is
His name." Jeremiah 10:11-16. (See Jeremiah 14:22; Acts 17:22-29;
Through whom did
God work in the creation of all things?
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by
Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:1-3.
Through whom is our
"But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we
shall be saved from wrath through Him." Romans 5:8-9.
What passage of
Scripture speaks of the Creator as Redeemer?
"But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and He
that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have
called thee by thy name; thou art Mine." Isaiah 43:1.
Which prayer of
David reveals that God's redemptive work of man is a creative work?
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within
me." Psalm 51:10.
Where are we
told that Christ, the active agent in creation, is also the head of the church?
"For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are
in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or
principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:
and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is
the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from
the dead; that in all things He might have the preeminence." Colossians
clearly shows that it is God's creative power which transforms the believer?
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good
works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
Who is it that
keeps the stars in their places in the heavens?
"To whom then will ye liken Me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One.
Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that
bringeth out their host by number: He calleth them all by names by the
greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one faileth."
What can the
same Creator do for you and me?
"Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to
present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to
the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both
now and ever. Amen." Jude 24-25.
How much of this
power is available to help us in our need?
"That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto
you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him: the eyes of
your understanding being en. lightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His
calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and
what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according
to the working of His mighty power, which He wrought in Christ, when He raised
Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly
places." Ephesians 1:17-20.
Who sustains the
universe and keeps it each moment?
"And He [Christ] is before all things, and in Him all things hold
together. " Colossians 1:17, R.V., margin.
Of what great
truth is the Seventh-day Sabbath a memorial and a sign?
"But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things,
and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by
him." 1 Corinthians 8:6.
The Sabbath is a
memorial of Creation. Is it also a sign of God's power to redeem us?
Sabbath day, to keep it
holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is
the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy
son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor
thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven
and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:
wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it." Exodus
20:8-11. "It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel for
ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh
day He rested, and was refreshed." Exodus 31: 17.
"Moreover also I gave them My sabbaths, to be a sign between Me and them, that
they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them." Ezekiel 20:12.
Why is God
worthy to receive our worship, praise and honor?
"Thou are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for
Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are and were
created." Revelation 4:11.