The Apostles’ Creed, the most widely used declaration of Christian belief, begins with the words:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
This statement shows the importance of the Christian belief that God created the world. Most Christians believe that the world is evidence that God exists. St Paul explains this in the Bible:
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made.Romans 1:20
Genesis is the first book of the Bible, and in its first two chapters (Genesis 1 and 2) readers are given accounts of the creation of the world:
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth. (Genesis 1:1)
The first chapter of Genesis describes the creation of Heaven and the Earth, explaining how:
The Spirit of God was hovering over the water. And God said, ‘Let there be light.’ And there was light.Genesis 1:2–3
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made. (John 1:1–3)
According to Genesis 1, what did God create on the third day of creation?
The sun, moon and stars.