Creation

Not by "accident"...

In the beginning
The Elohim (God) created
the heavens
and the earth.

Genesis 1.1

The Elohim said,
“Let Us make
a human being
in Our image, 
with Our likeness.

Genesis 1.26

Do you ever talk about "creatures", or "creature comforts"? Where does this concept come from? We often speak of "creation" when we refer to the natural realm, the world in which we live, and the stars that fill the skies, the rivers, lakes, and oceans, etc. 

But there's a dichotomy, a split, in many of discussions about these things. We refer to creatures or to the creation, yet many refuse to acknowledge there is a Creator. How can you have a "creation" without a "creator"? It's an "oxymoron" - it makes no sense.

Unfortunately, our educational system has taught us for decades to speak in terms of "evolution". This theory says we somehow "appeared" out of a few basic elements of nature. All life is, in effect, "an accident". Nothing caused it. It just happened - somehow. And that makes you and every other aspect of this world virtually meaningless, because it all “just happened by accident” - there is no purpose for your existence.

Yet when you study the complexities of DNA, RNA and the human genome, then add the genomes and species of all the plants and animals on the planet, there is profound evidence of a "design". Things are "made" to work together in remarkable ways. Any person who takes the time to think about these things understands these complexities could not possibly have "just happened" from some primeval "brew" of a few chemicals.

Evolution denies the concept of a Creator in favor of this "accidental" process. But there is nothing that clearly and factually supports the "theory" of evolution. It is only a theory, not a proven fact. And the materials used to support this proposed "theory" simply provide no solid evidence to demonstrate it's validity when they're examined carefully. (If it's really true, why don't we call nature an "evolution" rather than a "creation"? And why don't we call animals and humans "evolutes" instead of "creatures"?)

In contrast to this is The Scriptural view that teaches there is a Creator, YAHWEH, The Elohim (God). There's a great deal of solid evidence to indicate there was and is a purposeful design to our "creation", to the natural realm. The earth is not our "mother". You were not conceived or born by the earth. You had a father and a mother. And they had parents also. Somewhere there was an "originator" - a Creator.

Consider this: If you're merely "an accident" or a "chance happening" how can there be any purpose or meaning to your life? There is none. So why continue to live? 

What's the point of it all? 
Why are you here?
And how do you exist?
What "evolutionary process" caused you?
What "evolutionary process" sustains your life?
Does "Mother earth" feed and clothe you - by means of evolution?
How do your clothes or your house or your car "evolve" to the stage you can use in them?
Is there no "designer" involved in these things.
Evolution
requires that there is no “designer". Otherwise it is not evolution.

Without purposeful design (which implies a Designer) there is no meaningful reason for our existence, or for anything else that exists. It's all just one huge "accident". There is no real purpose for life, no real future, no real value, no real meaning. So what's the point of living? What will "evolve" from you? And what does it matter whether something "evolves" from you or not? After you’re dead and gone who cares?

On the other hand, if there really is a Creator who designed you for a purpose and placed you here in this world for a reason, it should be possible for you to discover a real sense of meaning and purpose for your life. Under such a design you do have value. You are important.

Specifically, you are important to the One who designed you, who created you. The search for significance and meaning for our lives is what motivates all of us - ultimately. There's a void we each long to fill, an emptiness that begs for a reason for our existence. We're constantly looking for some understanding of why we're here and what value is to be found for our lives. When we fail to discover these things life seems futile and frustrating - pointless even. Despair is often the result.

The Word of YAHWEH provides insights into the creation, and into the relevance of the creatures within it. In presenting the verses that follow one must recognize there are many, many more that could be included. There are 1085 references to the idea "to make" something (to create or produce) in Scripture. There are 1406 references to something being "made". Only a small sampling of these references is presented here for your consideration.

The preponderance of information presents the idea of "creation" (to make something or produce something), and denies the concept of evolution. YAHWEH's Word plainly supports the view that there is a Creator, and therefore there is a reason for our existence.

The questions become:
“How did you get here?“
Why are you here? 
Is there any purpose for your existence?
And if there is, what is it?

May you find within these Scriptures some answers to your own questions about why you're here and what value your life has.

In the first verses of Genesis we find the term "Elohim" used. The term means mighty one, mightiest one, god, or gods. It comes from a root that means "deity". (See DEFINITIONS) It's used to refer to the only Supreme Being (there can be only one), that existed at the time of the Creation - the beginning of the world as we know it. No other "gods" were yet formed or thought of, so the term could only refer to "The One True God". His name is YAHWEH.

Elohim is a plural term. It's a bit difficult for us to grasp the significance of this, but typically it's understood to include The Messiah, YAHUSHUA, the Son of YAHWEH, and YAHWEH, The Father. Throughout Scripture YAHWEH is always viewed as the Supreme Being who has reigned over all things since the first steps of Creation. YAHUSHUA is His “son".

It's vitally important that you understand that the name, YAHWEH, has been intentionally removed from most English Bibles. It's in the original Hebrew texts, but it's not in most English “translations". It's been replaced with terms like The LORD, Lord, Adonay, etc.

This is an egregious error. We need to return to the use of His proper personal name to correct that error. The name of The Messiah has also been altered. He is often called "Jesus", but His true Hebrew name is YAHUSHUA. For more information on this please see the articles in the sidebar.

Genesis 1:1:  In the beginning The Elohim the skies themselves את and the earth itself. את

Genesis 1.7:  And The Elohim made the expanse itselfאת
And He caused a separation between the waters
which were under the expanse and the waters 
which were above the expanse. 
And it was established.

Genesis 1.16- 18:  And The Elohim made 
the two great lights themselves, את
the greater light itself  את  to have dominion over the day, 
and the lesser light itself
 את  to have dominion over the night, 
and the stars themselves.
 את 
17 And The Elohim placed they themselves  את
in the expanse of the skies for lights above the earth,
18 and to have dominion in the day and the night, 
and to make a distinction between the light 
and between the darkness. 
And The Elohim saw that as valuable.

Genesis 1:20-21:  And The Elohim said, 
“Let the waters swarm with a swarm of breathing beings, alive. 
And let flying things fly above the earth 
amidst the face of the expanse, the skies.” 
21 And The Elohim created 
the great monsters themselves  את
and all the live breathing beings themselves,  את
the moving ones which swarm the waters, 
according to their species, 
and all winged flying things themselves,  את
each according to its species. 
And The Elohim saw that as valuable.
    

Genesis 1:24-27:  And The Elohim said, 
“Let the earth bring forth the live breathing being according to its species, 
animals and crawling things and wildlife on the earth, according to its species.” 
And it was established. 
1:25 And The Elohim made 
the living beings of the earth themselves  את
according to their species, and the animals themselves  את according to their species, 
and all the crawling things of the earth themselves  את according to their species.

Genesis 2:3: And The Elohim blessed the seventh day itself.  את
And He set apart it itself  את  because in it He rested
from all His workmanship which The Elohim was making.
4 These are the generations of the skies and the earth, 
in their being created in the day of
YAHWEH, The Elohim's making of earth and skies

Genesis 2:19:  And from the soil YAHWEH, The Elohim, 
formed all the live things of the open country, 
and all the flying things themselves  את  of the skies
And He brought them to the human being 
to see what he would call them. 
And whatever the human being called each living thing, 
that was its designation.

Genesis 5:1-2:  This is the book of the generations of the human being 
in the day of The Elohim's creating of the human being. 
He made him. 
In the likeness of The Elohim He made he Himself.
 את
2 
Male and female He created. 
And He blessed they themselves.  את
And He called their designation itself  את  'human being’ 
in the day of their being created.

Genesis 6:7:  And YAHWEH said, 
“I will wipe off the human beings themselves  את
whom I have created from upon the face of the soil, 
from human being to living animals, to crawling beings, 
even to the flying things of the skies, 
because I regret that I have made them.”

Genesis 9.6:  Whoever spills forth blood of a human being, 
by a human being his blood is to be spilled forth, 
because in the image of The Elohim was he made, 
the human being himselfאת

Genesis 9:15-16:  and I will take note of My covenant itself  את
which is between Me and you and every living being, with all flesh. 
And there will not be any more the waters of the flood to corrupt all flesh. 
16 And the bow will exist in the cloud. 
And I will see it, taking note of the perpetual covenant 
between The Elohim and every living being, 
with all flesh which is upon the earth.”

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Deuteronomy 4:32:  Indeed, ask now concerning the former days
which were before you, from the day on which The Elohim created 
a human being upon the earth, and from one end of the skies
to the other end of the skies, 
if there has been a word as great as this, 
or
anything has been heard like it.

Psalms 89:12:  North and south,
You Yourself את have created them!
Tabor and Hermon shout for joy in Your Name!

Psalms 102:18: This is written for the sake
of a generation to come.
Even a people to be created will praise
YAH.

Psalms 104:30:  You send forth Your breath.
They are created.
Then You restore the face of the soil.

Psalms 139.13-16:  Indeed, You Yourself את
have acquired my kidneys!
You covered me in the womb of my mother!
 139:14 I will give thanks to You
because Your deeds
have been awesome and wondrous,
and my life knows
this well!
139:15 My body was not concealed from You,
that which was made in a hidden place,
woven together in the lower parts of the earth.
139:16 My unformed body Your eyes saw.
And upon Your scroll all of them were written,
the days fashioned,
yet not one of them was among them.

Psalms 148:5:  Let them praise 
the name of YAHWEH itself את,
because He Himself has directed,
and they were created!

Ecclesiastes 12:1:  Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth,
 while the
hurtful days do not come,
 nor the years draw nigh when you will say I have no pleasure in them.

Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high and see. 
Who has created these? 
He who is bringing out their assembly by number. 
To all of them He calls by name. 
By the greatness of His might 
and the strength of His power 
not a man is missing.

Isaiah 40:28: Did you not know or have you not heard? 
The Eternal Elohim,
YAHWEH, 
The Creator of the extremities of the earth, 
is not tired and He is not exhausted. 
There is no examination for His intelligence.

Isaiah 41:20  in order that they see and know, 
and consider and recognize together 
that the hand of
YAHWEH has done this, 
and The Set Apart One of Yisra'el has created it.

Isaiah 42:5:  Thus said The El, YAHWEH
The One creating the skies 
and stretched them out, overlaying the earth and its offspring, 
The One giving the breath of life to the people upon it, 
and
daily breath to those walking on it.

Isaiah 43:1:  And now thus said YAHWEH
The One creating you, Yaakob, 
and The One forming you, Yisra
el, 
“Do not be afraid because I have redeemed you. 
I have called you by your name. 
You yourself את are Mine!

Isaiah 43:7:   all those who are being called by My Name! 
Even for honor I have created him! 
I have formed him! 
Indeed I have made him!.

Isaiah 43:15:   I am YAHWEH, your Set Apart One, 
The One creating Yisra'el, your King!”

Isaiah 45:7:   forming light and creating darkness, 
making peace and creating harm
I Myself,
YAHWEH, am doing all these!’

Isaiah 45:8:  Skies, drip from above! 
And clouds, let justice flow! 
Let the earth open and bring forth deliverance! 
And let justice sprout at once! 
I Myself,
YAHWEH, have created it!

Isaiah 45:12:  I have made the earth! 
And I have created the human being upon it! 
I Myself, My hands have stretched out the skies 
and all their assembly I have directed

Isaiah 45:18 Indeed thus said YAHWEH
The One creating the skies, 
He is The Elohim, 
forming the earth and making it, 
He established it. 
He did not create it as a desolation. 
He fashioined it to be inhabited. 
“I am YAHWEH and there is no other!

Isaiah 65:17: Indeed behold! 
I am creating new skies and a new earth! 
And the former will not be remembered 
and they will not rise up within the heart.

Amos 4:13:  Indeed behold,
the One forming the mountains and creating wind, 
and declaring to a human being what His thought is, 
and making the dawn darkness
and treading upon the high places of the earth, 
YAHWEH, Elohim of Assemblies is His designation!

Malachi 2:10:  Is there not One Father for the sake of all of us? 
Has not one El created us? 
Why do we act treacherously, 
one man against his kindred, 
for the sake of defiling the covenant of our forefathers?

John 1:1-3  In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with YAHWEH and the Word was YAHWEH

2 He was in the beginning with YAHWEH
3 All things were created through Him and apart from Him was not one
thing created that was created.

Mark 10:6:  But from the beginning of the creation The Elohim ‘made them male and female.’ (Gen. 5.2)

Mark 13:19: Indeed those days will be trouble, truly, of which sort there has not been since the beginning of the creation which YAHWEH created until this time, and will never be again!

The following passage from Romans is very important:

Romans 1.18-32: Indeed, YAHWEH’s desire is revealed from The Heaven upon all irreverence and injustice of human beings who suppress the truth by means of injustice, 19 precisely because what may be well-known concerning YAHWEH is apparent to them, because YAHWEH has made it apparent to them. 20 Indeed, since the original formation of the world His invisible things are distinctly understood, being recognized by the things that have been made, even His eternal miraculous power and divinity, so that they are legally indefensible, 21 precisely because having absolutely known YAHWEH they did not honor Him as YAHWEH, nor expressed gratitude, but on the contrary became foolish in their considerations, and their unintelligent heart became obscured.

22 Asserting they were wise, they became fools 23 and changed the honor of the incorruptible YAHWEH into a likeness similar to a corruptible human being, and birds and four-footed animals and reptiles. 24 For this cause YAHWEH also surrendered them to impurity through the longings of their own hearts, dishonoring their own bodies amongst themselves; 25 who exchanged the truth of YAHWEH for the lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than The Creator, Who is worthy of blessing for eternity. Amen.

26 Because of this YAHWEH surrendered them to disgraceful passions. Indeed even their women exchanged the instinctive use for the sake of that which is against nature. 27 Likewise also the males, abandoning the natural use of the female, burned in their longing for one another, male with male committing what is an indecency, and receiving in themselves the repayment for their fraudulence, which was fitting. 28 And even as they did not approve holding YAHWEH in their awareness, YAHWEH surrendered  them to an unacceptable mind, doing that which is not appropriate; 29-31 being filled with every injustice: sexual immorality, depravity, avarice, maliciousness, being filled with every: spite, murder, contention, deceit, evil-mindedness; whisperers, slanderers, haters of YAHWEH, insulters, arrogant, braggarts, contrivers of evil, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful; 32 who, recognizing the justification of YAHWEH, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

Galatians 6:15: Indeed, in The Messiah, YAHUSHUA, neither circumcision nor uncircumcision avails anything, but rather, a new creation.

Romans 8:18-22: Indeed, I consider that the difficulties of this present time are not comparable to the honor which is going to be revealed unto us. 19 Indeed, the intense anticipation of the creation eagerly waits for the revelation of the children of YAHWEH. 20 Indeed, the creation was subjected to depravity, not voluntarily, but because of Him who has subjected it for the sake of hope, 21 because the creation itself will also be liberated from the slavery to decay into the magnificent freedom of the children of YAHWEH. 22 Indeed, we understand that the whole creation is groaning and suffering with birth pangs until now.

Hebrews 4:13:  And there is not one created thing that is not visible in His presence. Indeed, all things are naked and exposed to the eyes of Him of Whom we speak.

2 Corinthians 5:17:  Therefore if anyone is in The Messiah, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold! Everything has become new!

Ephesians 2:10:  Indeed, we are His workmanship, created in The Messiah, YAHUSHUA, for good works, which YAHWEH prepared in advance in order that we should walk in them.

Ephesians 3:9:  and to illuminate for everyone what is the partnership of the mystery, which from eternity has been concealed by YAHWEH, who created everything through YAHUSHUA, The Messiah; 

Colossians 1:16:  because by Him everything has been created that which is in the skies and that which is upon the earth, that capable of being seen and that not capable of being seen, whether thrones or dominions or first in rank or authorities. Everything has been created through Him and for His sake.

1 Timothy 4:4: because everything created by YAHWEH is good, and not even one thing is to be rejected when being received with thanksgiving.

James 1:18:  He was willing to bring us forth by The Word of Truth to exist as a kind of first fruits of His created things.

Revelation 3:14:  And to the messenger of the Laodicean assembly write: These things says The Amen, The Faithful and Truthful Witness, The Beginning of the creation of The Elohim:

Revelation 4:11:  “You are worthy, Master, to receive praise and honor and power because You created all things, and by Your will they exist and have been created.”

Revelation 5:13:  And every creature which is in The Heaven and on the earth and under the earth and such as are upon the sea and all that are in it I heard saying: “Blessing and honor and splendor and dominion be to Him who sits on the throne, and to The Lamb, into the ages of eternity!”

Revelation 10:6:  and swore by Him Who lives into the ages of eternity, Who created the sky and the things that are in it, and the earth and the things that are in it, and the sea and the things that are in it, that time will no longer exist.

YAHWEH is The Creator - along with YAHUSHUA (He was with The Father in the beginning.). He created you for a purpose - to believe in Him and to praise Him for eternity - and also to be the recipient of His amazing love. As Creator He has the right to bring an end to creation as we understand it and to create something entirely new and wonderful for those who choose to believe in His love and redemption. To deny that YAHWEH is The Creator is to deny yourself the privilege of spending eternity with Him.

You have a choice about what you believe. You can believe you came into existence by accident, from some primordial slime, and that there is therefore absolutely no reason, meaning, or purpose to your life. Or you can believe there is a Creator, who loves you deeply and wants you to enjoy being in His presence for all eternity. You can believe there really is a purpose for your existence. 

Don't be deceived by the traditions of the world.
Belief in evolution is foolishness.
There is a reason you were created and brought into existence.

YAHWEH's love for you is that reason.
Your purpose is to bring honor and praise to Him for all He has done for you.  

Recognize The Truth about your life.
Believe the lie no longer.


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