Three Creation Keys from the Bible

on September 1, 2019
Adam and Eve

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Key 1: Creation Week

In Genesis 1 God tells us how he created the universe, the earth, and every living thing. And that’s the key. God created everything from nothing in six 24-hour days. (The Bible, God’s record of history, later makes sure we get the point by saying specifically that he made everything “in six days.” That’s in Exodus 20:11 and 31:17.)

When it comes to people, God tells us he formed the first man from the dust of the ground and he made the first woman from a rib from Adam’s side—not from an apelike creature (Genesis 2). We were uniquely made in his image, and we’re certainly no accident!

Bottom Line

Genesis 1 shows that God created humans on the sixth day of creation.

Adam and Eve Sinned

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Key 2: No Death Before Sin

One thing you should know about evolution: it depends on death. Lots of death. One animal dies and a “stronger” animal takes its place. In that way, evolution supposedly happened by millions of years of death and suffering before humans even came along.

But the Bible tells us that death came after the first man, Adam, sinned in the garden of Eden (Genesis 3; Romans 5:12). There was no disease or death before that.

Bottom Line

The Bible documents that death showed up only after Adam’s sin.

Jesus Taught

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Key 3: Jesus and the New Testament

Jesus also tells us that humans didn’t evolve. When answering a question about marriage, Jesus said that humans have been around since the “beginning of creation” (Mark 10:6). That means definitely not millions of years later.

The other people God used to write the Bible tell us the same thing. Jesus created everything (John 1; Colossians 1:16). All the nations of the earth came from one man (Acts 17:26). And the whole universe points to our Creator (Romans 1:20). It’s by faith that we believe what God says about how creation took place: he commanded the universe to come about suddenly—from nothing—by his word (Hebrews 11:3).

Bottom Line

Jesus and the books of the New Testament tell us that we are created.

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