Creation in the Christian New Testament Bible

Creation by Aisha

There’s only one Earth, and to protect it from the damages that human beings are inflicting upon it, we must compel ourselves and each other to work together. Adopting a common purpose to protect our environment among people who are widely differing may not seem like an easy task. But understanding and accepting people with beliefs and cultures unlike our own requires only a little effort. Sharing similarities is perhaps the easiest way of finding common ground from which to begin our friendships.

Our appreciation for one another may be the only hope we have of protecting ourselves and our future generations from global warming. When we understand how similarly we all view Creation, and the Divine Force that created it, we start to understand each other better. Respect grows, peace extends, and hands can join in common purpose. Hoping to facilitate more sharing of similarities, this is a continuation of EdenKeeper’s series on Creation in Holy Scriptures.

Creation in the Christian New Testament Bible

This week we are exploring the Christian New Testament Bible for verses about Creation and the Creator. The Holy Books of Christianity are composed of two parts: the Old Testament, being an adoption of the Jewish Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament, which are writings recorded about the life and sayings and times of Jesus, God’s blessings be upon him.

Taken from Biblia.com, these verses are presented in the translation known as the English Standard Version of the New Testament. Numerous translations of the New Testament are available; in fact, there has never been an original recording of the words of Jesus in his native language. Jesus was Jewish and spoke Aramaic, a form of Hebrew, but his words were recorded in Greek for a wider broadcast. Diverging from Judaism, Christianity extended the number and boundaries of believers by inviting people outside the Jewish faith to adopt belief in God as the teachings of Jesus instructed.

Through the teachings of Jesus and his disciples who followed him, we learn that Christianity maintains the core belief in God as the Creator of the Universe. These beautiful verses with accompanying public domain images testify to the Christian reverence and glory to God, and their appreciation of His Creation:
 
 
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“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.” [Hebrews 11:3]

 
 
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“…We bring you good news, that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and all that is in them.” [Acts 14:15]

 
 
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“…What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. And what you sow is not the body that is to be, but a bare kernel, perhaps of wheat or of some other grain. But God gives it a body as he has chosen, and to each kind of seed its own body.” [1Corinthians 15:36-38]

 
 
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“For not all flesh is the same, but there is one kind for humans, another for animals, another for birds, and another for fish.” [1Corinthians 15:39]

 
 
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“There are heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is of one kind, and the glory of the earthly is of another.” [1Corinthians 15:40]

 
 
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“For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” [Romans 1:19–20]

 
 
For more beautiful verses and images, see the previous articles in this series:

Water’s Beauty in Nature and Islam

Creation & Stewardship in the Hebrew & Christian Bible With Images

more to come, God Willing…

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About the Author

Aisha Abdelhamid (Birth-name Kathleen Vail) is a freelance lifestyle and environmental science writer currently living in Vancouver, BC. Her interests include environmental conservation, climate science, renewable energy, faith-based environmental activism, sustainable economics, corporate social responsibility, creative lifestyles, and healthy living.