The Testimony of the New Testament

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Jesus talked about “the beginning of the creation which God created” (Mark 13:19 Mark 13:19For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created to this time, neither shall be.
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; see also Matthew 24:21 Matthew 24:21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
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).

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 Matthew 19:4And he answered and said to them, Have you not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,
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; Mark 10:6 Mark 10:6But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female.
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). Later the resurrected Christ referred to Himself as “the Originator of God’s creation” (Revelation 3:14 Revelation 3:14And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things said the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
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, Holman Christian Standard Bible).

Many are surprised to learn that the Bible reveals Christ as the Creator! The apostle John stated at the beginning of His Gospel that the divine Word by whom everything exists was the One who became Jesus Christ (John 1:1-3 John 1:1-3 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
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, John 1:14 John 1:14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelled among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
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). More than once the apostle Paul explained to early Christians that God created all things by Jesus Christ (Ephesians 3:9 Ephesians 3:9And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
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; Colossians 1:16 Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
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). Hebrews 1:2 Hebrews 1:2Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
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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 Acts 17:26And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
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)—all are descendants of Adam and Eve. Paul believed all that was written in the Law and the Prophets (Acts 24:14 Acts 24:14But this I confess to you, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:
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), including the creation accounts.

Finally, both the specifics and the tenor of Peter’s last letter tell us that he, too, believed in biblical creation (see 2 Peter 3:4-7 2 Peter 3:4-7 4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. 5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: 7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved to fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
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in particular).

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