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Creation and Redemption

Chapter 8

 

What grand truth is revealed in the first verse in the Bible?
"In the beginning Elohim created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1.

What Bible contrast is repeatedly drawn between the true Eloah and false eloahs?
"Thus shall ye say unto them, The eloah that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. The portion of Jacob is not like them: for he is the former of all things; and Israel is the rod of his inheritance: Yahuwah of hosts is His name." Jeremiah 10:11, 16.

"Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O Yahuwah our Eloah? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things." Jeremiah 14:22. (See Acts 17:22-29; Revelation 14:6-10.)

Through what did Yahuwah work in the creation of all things?
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with Elohim, and the Word was Elohim. The same was in the beginning with Elohim. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:1-3.

Through whom is our redemption provided?
"But Yahuwah commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, the Anointed died for us. Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him." Romans 5:8-9.

What passage of Scripture speaks of the Creator as Redeemer?
"But now thus saith Yahuwah that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine." Isaiah 43:1.

Which prayer of David reveals that Yahuwah's redemptive work of man is a creative work?
Create in me a clean heart, O Elohim; and renew a right spirit within me." Psalms 51:10.

Who is it that keeps the stars in their places in the heavens?
"To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number: me calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power; not one faileth." Isaiah 40:25-26.

What can the same Creator do for you and me?
"Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise Yahuwah our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and for ever. Amen." Jude 24-25.

How much of this power is available to help us in our need?
"That the Eloah of our Master Yahushua, the Anointed, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in the Anointed, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places." Ephesians 1:17-20.

Who sustains the universe and keeps it each moment?
"And he is before all things, and by him all things consist." Colossians 1:17.

Of what great truth is the Seventh-day Sabbath a memorial and a sign?
"But to us there is but one Eloah, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Master Yahushua, the Anointed, by whom are all things, and we by him." 1 Corinthians 8:6.

The Sabbath is a memorial of Creation. Is it also a sign of Yahuwah's power to redeem us?
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of Yahuwah thy Eloah: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days Yahuwah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yahuwah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it." Exodus 20:8-11.

"It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days Yahuwah made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed." Exodus 31:17.

"Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am Yahuwah that sanctify them." Ezekiel 20:12.

Why is Yahuwah worthy to receive our worship, praise and honor?
"Thou are worthy, O Master, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Revelation 4:11.