Creation of The World

Old Testament – From Genesis to the Prophet Jonah

The book of Genesis is a collection of stories handed down by word of mouth over many hundreds of years, long before they were put into writing. The book has no named author nor publication date although, some scholars think it may have been written as recently as 6oo years before Jesus was born.

The underlying principle of creation is that God is love and He has always existed.

Wishing to share his love with others, He created Angels. They were not in his image or likeness and sadly, some, filled with their own pride and led by the Archangel Lucifer, rebelled. The rebellious Angels were cast into hell, a place of eternal damnation and separation from God.

Then God created the Heavens and the earth:

Day 1: God created “Light” and separated it from “Darkness”. The light he called day and the darkness night.

Day 2: God separated the water from the “Sky”.

Day 3: God separated the land from the sea, and He covered the land with plants and trees which produced seeds and fruits.

Day 4: God made the sun, moon and stars, all shining down on the earth.

Day 5: God made sea creatures and birds.

Day 6: God made land creatures, “cattle, creeping things, and wild animals, each according to its kind”, and then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, after our likeness, so they may rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move on the earth”. (Genesis 1:26)

Day 7: God’s creation was completed, it was good. He blessed the seventh day and He rested.