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Our Old Testament reading for Trinity Sunday is from Genesis 1:1-2:4a. In this passage, we find the uncreated God acting as the creator of everything else. There are a few observations we should make.
Many skeptics make the assumption that everything must have a beginning. Therefore, they beg for an answer to the question, “Who created God?” The Bible presents God as an uncreated creator. It consistently sees him as pre-existent. Rather than affirming that everything which exists comes from somewhere, the Bible would make the affirmation that everything which begins comes from somewhere. God is unique in having no beginning and no end. He is, therefore, able to exist without having come from anywhere. He simply is.
We can observe a parallel structure in the days of creation. On the first three days and the last three days similar events happen. Many would say that the first three days were spent creating and the next three days spent dressing the creation, though all six days were full of creations.
How did God create everything? The text clearly says that he spoke things into existence. No, we don’t understand how this could be. Yet it points to God as supernature. We would pretty much assume that anyway, if he is able to exist without having a beginning.
What is God’s assessment of everything in its original state? It is very good. God is pleased with what he created. Later, in Genesis chapter 3, we find that sin and corruption enter the creation. But in its original form, it is all very good.
The triune God creates everything according to his good pleasure. This is to his glory.
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