by Him [our Lord, Jesus Christ] all things were created that are in
heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones
or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created
through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in
Him all things consist."
Notice the order of
His creation and the divine laws that guide it:
"Then the Lord answered Job
out of the whirlwind, and said:
“Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
Now prepare yourself like a man;
I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
"Where were you when
I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
"Who determined its measurements? Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?"
The mighty Creator
of the universe continued speaking. He pointed to His sovereign hand
behind light, behind the ocean tides, behind the evaporating waters
that rise as clouds over the seas before watering the land, and behind
the wind currents that warm and cool the planet according to His
“Or who shut in the sea with doors, when it burst forth
and issued from the womb;
When I made the clouds its garment....
I fixed My limit for it, and set bars and doors;
When I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther,
And here your proud waves must stop!’ ...
“Have you entered
the springs of the sea?
Or have you walked in search of the depths?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you?
Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death? ...
“Have you entered the
treasury of snow, or have you seen the treasury of hail,
Which I have reserved for the time of trouble...?
"By what way is light diffused, or the east wind
scattered over the earth?
Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water, or
a path for the thunderbolt,
To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one,
A wilderness in which there is no man to satisfy the desolate waste,
And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass? ...
"Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
Can you set their dominion over the earth?
Can you lift up your voice to
[or command] the clouds,
That an abundance of water may cover you? ...
"Or who can
pour out the bottles of heaven,
When the dust hardens in clumps, and the clods cling together?
“Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of
the young lions...?
Who provides food for the raven, when its young ones cry to
instructions in the DNA code of each living thing:
“Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, and spread its wings toward the south?
eagle mount up at your command, and make its nest
On the rocks it dwells and resides, on the crag of the rock and the
From there it spies out the prey; its eyes observe from afar.
Its young ones suck up blood; and where the slain are, there it is.”
Then Job answered the Lord and said: “I know that You can do
And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from You.
You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’
Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,
Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."
Consider today's attempts
to mix genes and create new hybrid species:
"Then God said, “Let the
earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit
tree that yields fruit according to its kind....
"And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle
according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the
earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good."
Genesis 1:11, 25
I am the Lord your God,
Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
The Lord of hosts is His name.
And I have put My words in your mouth;
I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
That I may
plant the heavens,
Lay the foundations of the earth,
And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’ ”Isaiah
"The Lord looks from heaven;
He sees all the sons of men.
From the place of His dwelling He looks
On all the inhabitants of the earth;
He fashions their hearts individually;
He considers all their works."
"Know that the Lord, He is
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture."
"Oh, the depth of the
riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are His
judgments and His ways past finding out!
For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has become His counselor?”
Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
of Him and through Him and to Him are all
to whom be glory forever.
the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the
seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of
the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were
opened. And the rain was on the earth forty days and forty
"Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters
increased and lifted up the ark, and it rose high above the earth.
The waters prevailed and greatly increased on the earth, and the
ark moved about on the surface of the waters. And the waters
prevailed exceedingly on the earth, and all the high hills under
the whole heaven were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits
upward, and the mountains were covered."
"By the word of the
Lord the heavens were made,
And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.
He gathers the waters of the sea together as a heap;
He lays up the deep in storehouses.
the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.
For He spoke, and it was done;
He commanded, and it stood fast."
“In the beginning God
created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and
void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of
God was hovering over the face of the waters.
"Then God said, 'Let there be light';
and there was light. ...
"Then God said, 'Let there be a
firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters
from the waters.' ...
"Then God said, 'Let the waters under the
heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land
appear'; and it was so. ... And God saw that it was good.
"Then God said, 'Let the earth bring
forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that
yields fruit according to its kind... and it was so. ... And
God saw that it was good. ...
"Then God said, 'Let there be plights in the firmament of the
heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs
and seasons, and for days and years...' and it was so. ... And
God saw that it was good.
God said, 'Let the waters abound with an abundance of living
creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the
firmament of the heavens. ' So God created great sea
creatures... according to their kind, and every winged bird
according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. ...
"Then God said, 'Let the earth bring
forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping
thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind'; and it
was so. ... And God saw that it was good.
"Then God said, 'Let Us make man
in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion
over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the
cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that
creeps on the earth.' So God created man in His own image; in the
image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
Then God blessed them, and God said to them, 'Be fruitful and
multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the
fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living
thing that moves on the earth.'
"Then God saw everything that He had made, and
indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the
"Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the
host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His
work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all
His work which He had done."
Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend
and keep it. And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, 'Of every
tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day
that you eat of it you shall surely die.'”
Origins of Life and
Secret Worlds: The Universe Within