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Shorter Catechism

𝒬 9. What is the work of creation?

𝒜. The work of creation is, God's making all things of nothing, by the word of his power,1 in the space of six days, and all very good.2

  1. Genesis 1:1

    1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

    Psalm 33:6

    By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

    Psalm 33:19

    that he may deliver their soul from death
    and keep them alive in famine.

    Hebrews 11:3

    By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. (ESV)

  2. Genesis 1:31

    And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. (ESV)

Larger Catechism

𝒬 15. What is the work of creation?

𝒜. The work of creation is that wherein God did in the beginning, by the word of his power, make of nothing the world, and all things therein, for himself, within the space of six days, and all very good.1

  1. Genesis 1:1

    1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

    Psalm 33:6

    By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
    and by the breath of his mouth all their host.

    Psalm 33:9

    For he spoke, and it came to be;
    he commanded, and it stood firm.

    Hebrews 11:3

    By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

    Revelation 4:11

    “Worthy are you, our Lord and God,
    to receive glory and honor and power,
    for you created all things,
    and by your will they existed and were created.”

    Romans 11:36

    For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (ESV)


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