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Creatio ex Nihilo: Is it Found in the Bible?

Contemporary biblical scholars and theologians routinely deny that the Old and New Testaments plainly teach the creation of the cosmos from out of nothing. The following statement from Thomas Jay Oord may be deemed representative: The Bible does not affirm … Continue reading

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Creatio ex Nihilo: From Nothing God Makes

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Gen 1:1)—not by a titanic struggle with the deified powers of nature but by the effortless word of command: “Let there be …” The priestly author of this first chapter … Continue reading

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It’s “Nothing” All the Way Down!

“In the beginning God made the heaven and the earth. Yet the earth was invisible and unformed, and darkness was over the abyss, and a divine wind was being carried along over the water.” (Gen 1:1-2) That the one God … Continue reading

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