God is the creator

Genesis 1:1

Gen. 3:6 – Why did God create man, knowing he would sin?  Why did God create man with a will?  (God had already created other living creatures with no will. Only the angels have a will, but the angels have no redemption.)


Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”


Is this verse true or is it false?  What you think about this verse reveals what you think of the entire word of God.  Why would anybody not believe this verse is true?  Because evolutionists have filled the world with the theory of evolution, proclaiming it is no longer a theory, but the truth.

Have you ever been on vacation and gone to a scenic overlook, and there before you (and your children) is a placard that states, “The scene before you was produced millions of years ago by … so forth?”  I know I have.  Is this really true?  Is the world millions of years old? Did God really create the world?

It seems to me that evolution has taken a front seat in our society.  As our society has turned father and farther away from God, this is a natural conclusion – that God is not our creator, that we just happened to be on this earth by chance.


I.   God has created the heaven and the earth and all that therein is.

A.     God created the living creatures (of Ezekiel and Revelation) before time was created. This shows that God knew from all eternity that He was going to create man, that man would fall, and that Jesus would come to die for the sins of sinners.  It is very possible that these living creatures were not created in the sense we think of creation.  It is possible that they are representatives of God to fleshly mankind.  We cannot see or begin to comprehend God, His majesty, and His splendor.  These living creatures are there to help us understand how great God is and to reveal to us the incomprehensibly of God.

B.     A miracle to consider – God is in eternity, and is so powerful that He created beings which will go from time to eternity.  Some will go to everlasting destruction, and some to everlasting life.

C.     God created angels before time began even though God knew 1/3 of the angels would follow Satan in rebellion, and they would spend their eternity in the Lake of Fire.

D.     God created this present heaven and earth, and He created it perfectly perfect, complete and whole.  God knew Satan would come to the earth, deceive the woman and the man would willingly follow his wife instead of God. God knew He would completely destroy this present heaven and earth and would establish a new heaven and a new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness.

E.      All of God’s creation glorifies God and reveals a world wide flood – men misread the signs.  Psalms 19:1-3 – If the italics are left out of these verses, it reads: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. 3 no speech nor language, their voice is not heard.”

F.      God created man in His own likeness after His own image, and gave him dominion over this present earth and everything on it, even though he knew man would fall into sin and rebel against Him in everything.

G.     Scriptures showing God created everything.

1.       Ps. 89:11,12 – Everything belongs to the Lord.  He has created the north and the south.  “The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them. 12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.” 

2.       Ps. 102:18 – The people that shall be created (future generations) shall praise the Lord.  “This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.” 

3.       Ps. 104:30 – They are created and they praise the name of the Lord.  When God hides his face from man, they are troubled, their breath goes away and they die and return to the dust.  “Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.” 

4.       Ps. 148:5 – Heaven is created, and all of this creation gives praise to the Lord.  The heavens, the sun, the moon, the stars, and all the waters above the heavens.  “Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.” 

5.       Is. 45:18 – God has created the earth, made it, and established it to be inhabited.  Don’t worry about other planets having life on them.  “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.” 

6.       Is. 54:16 – The waster is also created by God.  “Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.” 

7.       Ezk. 28:13-15 (and beyond) – This is given to the king of Tyrus, but speaks spiritually of Satan, who was blessed in every way, but turned against God, and God found iniquity in him.


II.   If we compare the things God created, we will receive some insight into what God has in mind for man.  Of all the creation of God, man is special.  Man is the only creation of God that Jesus died to redeem from sin.

A.     God created the living creatures in his own image and after his own likeness, and they do nothing at all, but praise Him day and night, 24 hours a day.  They have no will of their own, or any desire to do anything but praise God.

1.       Ezk. 1:5-10 – The living creature represents God as He appears to man.

2.       God has made other living creatures.

a.       Gen. 1:21 – God made living creatures – from the water, and also fowls of the air.

b.       Gen. 1:24 – God made living creatures – cattle, beasts, and creeping things.

c.       These living creatures, which dwell on the earth, are different from the living creatures which live in heaven, yet they are all described as “living creatures.”

3.       Ezk. 10:14,15 – Another description of the living creatures, and their faces.

4.       Rev. 4:7 – Another description of the living creatures, and their faces.

a.       The face of a lion – the face of one who rules, as in Matthew, where Christ is revealed to be a king.

b.       The face of a calf, or an ox – as revealed in Mark, where Christ is presented as a servant.  Ezk. 10:14 – this face is described as a cherub, or an imaginary one.

c.       The face of a man – the face of Christ as a man, as revealed in the book of Luke.

d.       The face of a flying eagle – the face of divinity or the suffering saviour as revealed in the book of John.

B.     The marvelous thing about God creating these living creatures is that they are alive.  He did not create an inaminate object, which repeated a program installed in it, which program or machine had no life at all.

1.       I could create a machine with a voice and program it to repeat over and over again how good I am.

2.       This is not what God did.  He created a living creature which reflected his very image and person, and that living creature gives eternal glory and honor to God because that is the nature of the living creature.  The living creature see, understands and rejoices in the glory, power, and all the other attributes of God, and therefore gives praise to God.  This is something like we will do when we see Jesus face to face.  Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess.  There will be nothing else to do.

C.     It is likely these living creatures are also represented in the Shekinah glory which slowly left Israel after years of their rebellion against God.

1.       There was a cloud that led the Israelites by day and a fiery pillar led them by night.

2.       The cloud filled the tabernacle after it was completed.

3.       The cloud filled the temple of Solomon when it was completed.


III.   Isaiah 6;2,6 – God created seraphims, which are so holy, they burn in their own holiness, yet they do not reflect their own holiness or righteousness, but constantly declared one to another, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of host, the whole earth is full of his glory.”

A.     God created angels with wills, so they could either worship God or not.  1/3 of the angels rebelled against God and followed Satan to destruction.

B.     God created humans when He knew they would rebel, and Satan would fill the earth with tares, Matthew 13:28.

C.     Of all of God’s creatures, only angels and humans have a will.  Only humans are granted opportunity for redemption.  Joshua 24:14-17 – Joshua told the Israelites to make a choice about whether they would serve God or not.  They chose to serve God and did serve him all the days of Joshua, and the next leader.