The creation of God is considered the most important act that appears related in the scriptures, from the beginning the supreme being took his time to create everything that exists in the universe, know how that process was by reading the following article.
It is interesting to know how the sun, the moon, the stars, the solar system, the earth and the rest of the components of the universe were created, all that creation represented a process of several days, each creative element of God has an important meaning for the inhabitants of the earth and even today teach the creation of God for children , in order to form a basic and stable spiritual life.
The sun allows to give heat and help the plants in the process, the moon is climatic balance that allows to cool and bring the night, but those creations were not the first things created by God, the beginning and it is written in the Bible the first appeared angels.
These beings lived with him, in the sky, they helped him form all the things that exist in the universe. On earth no one could live, there was only one great ocean that covered the entire planet with water, so God began to prepare it so that it could be inhabited.
By creating the sun, it was possible to begin to observe the beauty of the planet, with it day and night were established, later it made the earth rise above the water, nothing existed in it, the earth was an inhospitable place and alone, they did not exist plants, flowers or rivers, but only a desolate place.
So that a new form of life began in the newly formed earth, God began to form living creatures and give life to plants, rivers and oceans, to later form man. From there begins a great story for the human being, but let’s see in detail how this process was.
The creation of God is a process that took 6 days, according to the Bible, God rested on the seventh, today called Saturday where it is established that relatively each day lasted 24 hours, for which and according to analyzes made by many historians and physical researchers, God’s creation lasted about a week.
The beginning of everything
The creation of the world according to the Bible begins with a text called Genesis, there the whole process of how the world was created is presented, it is established as the first book of the Pentateuch, which are the seven most important books of the sacred writings (The old testament and the Jewish Tanakh).
This book establishes various topics that chronologically describe the way why and how the world was created, there the method used by God in the process of creating all the elements of the earth is described.
The Genesis contains various parts that gradually describe how the process and evolution of creation was established, the development of man and his first step on the planet, each part is formed in the following way and that we will see in detail later:
- The creation of man consists of the description of the origin of Adam and Eve, their growth and the way they were diluted, through the knowledge of original sin.
- The Universal Flood, consists of the story of Noah, and how he faced the Universal Flood, highlighted by God to eliminate the enemies of Adam
- The Tower of Babel tells the story of how the creation of a tower that intended to reach heaven and God in a matter of minutes manages to destroy it.
- The life of Abraham, considered the first Jewish patriarch and leader of the Buddhist religion, describes how this man was able to become a leader supported by God.
Regarding the creation of the heavens, Genesis refers to everything that is further away and outside the planet: “the earth was disordered and empty,” which makes us think that there were certain disordered elements but that the creator organized them and ordered them.
The first part of Genesis describes how God called the light day and the darkness night, where morning and evening represented one day. The original Hebrew text states the following: “evening was, morning was, day one.” But let’s see step by step how the Bible describes the facts.
Genesis begins by saying: “in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”. So a reflection is raised regarding the fact that God represents before and after all, the creation of heaven and earth were not part of something pre-existing but rather produced them out of nothing.
He refers to the sky as everything that exists outside the earth that we know today as space, then tells how the earth was a place totally alone and without any kind of life, messy and empty. In verse 3 he begins with the creation and gives orders to start creating certain elements.
The first thing that God forms on earth is light, he considers that without it life cannot exist, at first there was only darkness and there was no form and space. In verse 4 it is narrated how God separated the light from the darkness, thus creating day and night.
Some scientists have sought a way to verify in some way the times and how God did to create such elements, contradicting some geological theories that speak about the formation of the earth, which had to last for the formation of certain rocky and mountainous forms some how many million years
However, and as has been raised many times, discussing and trying to verify these things, with the laws of man, is impossible, God is not in the size to be measured by man, much less his actions, to know God and his actions must be done situations otherwise.
Genesis says the following verbatim regarding creation:
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, and the earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God moved over the face of the waters, and God said: Let the light; and it was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and morning one day.”
During this day God and according to the Biblical account, began with the formation of the firmament, water and heaven, each element was created by God in order to prepare the ground to later create living beings. Genesis says the following regarding this second day of creation:
“Then God said: Let there be an expansion in the midst of the waters, and separate the waters from the waters. And God made the expanse, and separated the waters that were under the expanse, from the waters that were above the expanse. And it was so. And God called the expanse Heavens. And the evening and the morning were the second day.”
A process of formation of the seas is clearly observed, when referring to the expansion, the entire surface of the planet is raised, forming regions that had different shapes. It also formed the sky, the firmament, places far from the planet where God supposedly had his abode next to the angels.
On this third day of God’s creation , the earth is formed as such and is separated from the waters, thus establishing the isolation of the seas and the entire surface begins to take shape, which later will house man. Through an order, God establishes that the land had to produce grasses, herbs, plants and trees.
Each of these living beings would have a specific function for God, they reproduce through seeds that in some plants became food and in other cases in simple fertilizer for other plants.
Later they would be essential for feeding man and most of the living beings on the planet, although before sin, God had not contemplated death as a natural process, so that life was important since it was going to be eternal, for what food was guaranteed.
The Bible text puts it this way:
“God also said: Let the waters that are under the heavens be gathered together in one place, and let the dry land be revealed. And it was so. And God called the dry land Earth, and the gathering of the waters he called Seas. And God saw that he was good. Then God said: Let the earth produce green grass, grass that bears seed; tree of fruit that bears fruit according to its kind, that its seed be in it, on the ground. And it was so.”
“So the earth produced green grass, grass that bears seed according to its nature, and a tree that bears fruit, whose seed is in it, according to its kind. And God saw that he was good, and the evening and the morning were the third day.”
The fourth day represents the moment in which God creates the heavenly bodies and the rest of the stars of the universe, the sun and the moon are formed, which will be the indicators of the existence of day and night. Over time they will serve to indicate situations and determine life on the planet.
Genesis says the following:
“Then God said: Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them serve as signs for the seasons, for days and years, and let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth. And it was so. And God made the two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night; he also made the stars.”
“And God set them in the expanse of heaven to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness. And he saw God that he was good. And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”
On this day God is in charge of creating all living marine beings and birds that move around the planet, they were formed by genders and most allow the pollination of plants that are the ones that provide oxygen to the planet.
The Bible describes this day in a very special way:
“God said: Let the waters produce living beings, and birds that fly on the earth, in the open expanse of the heavens. And God created the great sea monsters, and every living thing that moves, which the waters produced after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind. And God saw that he was good.”
“And God blessed them, saying: Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and multiply the birds on the earth. And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.”
According to the Bible the sixth day was the creation of man one of the most important, the text describes it as follows:
“Then God said: Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kinds, beasts and serpents and animals of the earth after their kinds. And it was so. And God made the beasts of the land after their kind, and cattle after their kind, and every animal that creeps on the ground after its kind. And God saw that he was good.”
“Then God said: Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the heavens, over the beasts, over all the earth, and over every animal that creeps on the earth. And God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
“And God blessed them, and said to them: Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the heavens, and over all the beasts that move on the earth. And God said: Behold, I have given you every plant that bears seed, which is on all the earth, and every tree that bears fruit and bears seed; they will be for you to eat.”
“And to every beast of the earth, and to all the birds of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, every green plant shall be for food. And it was so. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
As we have just observed, this day was used by God to create from the rest of the terrestrial animals and man, various living forms appear in this creation, they are classified as land animals, beasts and serpents.
The process to create man according to God consisted of taking the reference of himself so that he was made in his image and likeness, but many consider that this likeness is related only to the physical aspect, and hence God is represented with human form.
Other theologians affirm that God devised a human figure out of nothing, but his likeness and image are really in his spiritual form and how the behavior of a human being towards his environment should be.
This issue has brought thousands of controversies in various schools of theology and especially in scientific studies, which results in analysis and importance, the consideration of God’s creation, especially when it establishes the way in which I create man.
With these actions on the sixth day, God completes his creation, he was pleased and felt that he had accomplished a great job, creating a human figure that could make the planet a paradise and a way of life where love and peace could be established, a new beginning for the universe, however things would not be as he thought.
According to the Bible, the seventh day served for God to rest and dedicate himself to reflecting on the great work he had done, Saturday represented a special day for the creator, for which he blessed and sanctified it, when speaking of God’s rest, it does not refer directly to energy recovery for efforts made.
After his creation, man experiences a satisfaction that allows him to sit and observe everything around him, feeling the goodness and love of God. From that first day of rest he establishes himself in many religions, especially in Judaism, not carrying out activities and taking it to reflect and rest after long working hours.
Let us see below how the Bible narrates the events of the seventh day:
“So the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And God finished on the seventh day the work that he had done; and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he did. And God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work that he had done in creation.”
In this way, the entire universe, the heavens, the earth, the animal and non-animal living beings, as well as the maximum creation of God, Man, who would later carry out actions that would mark history in a very important way on earth, were formed. also bringing situations where the presence of God would be decisive.
Genesis continues the story of the life of Adam and Eve, describing how they were formed and developed in paradise, then recounts the mistakes made by both and how they grow and spread over the earth, as well as the flood, the tower of Babel and the presence of Abraham.
Protagonists of God’s creation
The bible in its book of Genesis clearly describes the entire process of creation, likewise after the entire process was finished, the first inhabitants of the planet began to spread out all over the world, various colonies and small tribes of inhabitants were formed and protagonists appeared who they began to give shape and structure to man’s life on earth.
Knowing these characters is important, many are named later during the presence of Jesus and other later times, they determined the belief in God, faith and love towards the supreme being, these characters were the following:
- God, the first figure and main protagonist of the entire process of creation, his influence on the life of the planet is important, he is the key to life and the beginning of everything that exists, he represents the past, the present and the future,
- Adam, the first human being created by God who began to populate the world, was able to extract from his rib a beautiful woman who would be his companion throughout his life.
- Eve, Adam’s wife, was born from his rib, and was his companion for life, she is the first woman of whom there is reference in the world, together with Adam they were in charge of populating the planet.
- The snake, representation of satan who ordered Eve to commit the original sin and together with Adam expelled from paradise.
- Paradise, the first perfect place created by God where human beings and other forms of life had a place to develop and live, became the first home of Adam and Eve, who were later expelled for committing sins that annoyed God.
- Noah, although he is not part of creation, is included in Genesis and had the mission of protecting all living beings created by God, from a flood that would come to renew the planet, Noah had to build an immense Ark, according to the God’s own specifications.
- Abraham, the father of the Israelites, who performed many acts of faith, following the orders of creation, was not part of God’s creation, but descriptions of his acts do appear in the Bible, especially in Genesis.