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Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People

The Testimony of the New Testament

Many passages show us that Christ and the apostles fully accepted the Genesis account of the creation. Jesus talked about "the beginning of the creation which God created" (Mark 13:10; see also Matthew 24.21).

He once asked some who questioned Him: "Have you not read that He who made them [Adam and Eve] at the beginning ‘made them male and female’?" (Matthew 19:4; Mark 10:6). Later the resurrected Christ referred to Himself as "the Beginning of the creation" (Revelation 3:14).

Many are surprised to learn that the Bible reveals Christ as the Creator! More than once the apostle Paul explained to early Christians that God had created all things by Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16). Hebrews 1:2 tells us that God "has in these last days spoken to us by His Son,…through whom also He made the worlds."

Paul also told the Athenians that God made all nations "from one blood" (Acts 17:26); all are descendants of Adam and Eve. Paul believed all that was written in the Law and the Prophets (Acts 24:14), including the creation accounts.

Finally, both the specifics and the tenor of Peter’s last letter tell us that he, too, believed in creation (see 2 Peter 3:4-7 in particular).

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