“The Seven C’s of History” (Creation, Corruption, Catastrophe, Confusion, Christ, Cross, Consummation) help us remember the big events which have affected—and will affect—the history of the universe.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
The first “C” is the Creation of all things. In the book of Genesis (which means “beginnings”), God tells us He created everything in six days.
Let’s take a quick look at what happened on each of those six days.
Day 1—God says, “Let there be light” and there is! He separates the light from the darkness and calls the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” This light comes from a source other than the sun—the sun isn’t created until Day 4.
Day 2—God makes an expanse (something “stretched out,” like a space) and separates the waters above the expanse from the waters below.
Day 3—God causes the waters under the expanse to come together, so that dry ground appears. Then He tells the land to bring forth plants and trees.
Day 4—God makes the sun, the moon, and the stars. These are to serve as signs to mark seasons, days, and years. The sun and moon will rule the day and night, which cycle began on Day 1.
Day 5—God creates the animals which live in water and those which fly in the air.
Day 6—God creates the land animals, including the dinosaurs, and—His most special creation—humanity. Adam and Eve are the first people—the great, great, great . . . grandparents of us all! God gave them—and the animals—plants to eat.
When God had completely finished creating, He labeled all He had done as “very good.” What would a “very good” creation be like? Imagine a place with no death, no violence, no disease, no sickness, no fear. Sounds like a great place to live!
Day 7—God “rests”—or stops—His work of creation. Now He keeps upholding His creation (Colossians 1:17).
God created all things in six days and rested on the seventh. This became the first “week.” Today, we follow this example by working for six days and resting for one!
There are those who say the first few chapters in Genesis are merely fairy tales with some truth. However, since God is “all knowing” and since He wrote the original book of Genesis, He should know how and when He created. He says “six days,” so it must be “six days”!
Want to learn more? Read the entire Answers for Kids Student Handout Set online!