- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. - Genesis 1:1
- By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. - Hebrews 11:3
- By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And by the breath of His mouth all their host. He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap; He lays up the deeps in storehouses. […] For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. - Psalm 33:6-9
The Bible does not set out to prove to people that God exists but instead presumes that humanity knows God’s existence to be true. It was at the beginning that God created humanity with an awareness that God exists. God has no beginning or end. He created the world in six, literal, consecutive, twenty-four hour days (i.e., morning and evening were day one). God did not need gaps of time to create the world. He merely spoke it into existence. From the day of creation until today, God continues to sustain the world and hold it together. If God had created the world and then left it to its own devices, the world would have ceased to exist. All things created were created by God and are for His pleasure and glory.