Creation Out of Nothing

Is creation out of nothing biblical? Did God create the whole cosmos from something or from nothing? Let’s see. God is self sufficient. He is complete. He does not need anybody. He needs nothing. God does not need to create. We exist because God chose for us to exist. Creation is an expression of God’s will. He willed that we have life. “By your will they were created and have their being.” (Rev. 4:11)

God “calls things that are not as though they were” (Rom. 4:17). God did not create out of some pre-existing “spirit substance.” Apart from God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, there was no one else and there was nothing else (material or “spirit substance”) before he created anything. Before creation existed, there was nothing apart from God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. To say that God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit needed a “spirit substance” to create is to say that there was “something” (a “spirit substance”) apart from God that pre-existed and co-existed with God before anything was created.

God Created All Things From Nothing

God created everything from nothing, absolutely nothing. He did not need any spirit substance of which he is dependent on in order to create. He needed nothing at all in order to create. All it takes is a command from God by God’s will and they came to be. “For he commanded and they were created” (Psalm 148:5).

Our existence depends entirely on God’s will. We exist because God’s will keeps us in existence. “For in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17:28). If God wills differently, man will cease to exist.

In discussing the creation of the world, we are discussing nothing mechanical. One cannot find the start of life in matter. From matter to atom to neutron, electrons, etc.—to start of life. Scientists are misguided in thinking that they can find the start of life in matter.

Creation Ex Nihilo

Creation is God’s will expressed in the Father’s decision; The Son is the wisdom of God, the Logos of God, the Utterance of God, the “orderer”; The Holy Spirit is the breath of God that pervades everything and gives life, the “mover.”

Creation is out of nothing—creatio ex nihilo—and rests entirely on God’s will. The universe is exactly what the Father has willed, what the Son has ordered, and what the Holy Spirit has moved.