6. Creation

6. Creation

God has revealed in Scripture the authentic and historical account of

His creative activity. He created the universe, and in a recent six-day

creation the Lord made “the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is

in them” and rested on the seventh day. Thus He established the Sabbath

as a perpetual memorial of the work He performed and completed during

six literal days that together with the Sabbath constituted the same unit of

time that we call a week today. The first man and woman were made in the

image of God as the crowning work of Creation, given dominion over the

world, and charged with responsibility to care for it. When the world was

finished it was “very good,” declaring the glory of God. (Gen 1-2; 5; 11;

Ex 20:8-11; Ps 19:1-6; 33:6, 9; 104; Isa 45:12, 18; Acts 17:24; Col 1:16;

Heb 1:2; 11:3; Rev 10:6; 14:7.)