Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8

The Work of Creation

The work of creation can never be explained by science. What science can explain the mystery of life? 8T 258.3

The theory that God did not create matter when He brought the world into existence is without foundation. In the formation of our world, God was not indebted to pre-existing matter. On the contrary, all things, material or spiritual, stood up before the Lord Jehovah at His voice and were created for His own purpose. The heavens and all the host of them, the earth and all things therein, are not only the work of His hand; they came into existence by the breath of His mouth. 8T 258.4

“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” Hebrews 11:3. 8T 259.1

“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made;
And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth....
He spake, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast.” Psalm 33:6-9.
8T 259.2