David Guzik's Commentary: "What did God create the world out of?
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The Hebrew word
'bara' (create) is specific: He created the world out of nothing; not out
God is separate
from His creation; unlike Eastern and pantheistic-perceptions
of who God is, the Bible
teaches that the universe could perish, yet He would remain."
God is a living being, more 'alive'
than you or I; not a 'god' made by the hands of man as some idol people
fall down and worship before: Acts
17:24,25,29 "God that made the world and all things therein, seeing
that He is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with
hands, neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though He needed any
thing, seeing He giveth to all life and breath and all things. Forasmuch
then as we are the offspring
of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or
silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device."
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other 'god' can you compare to the real One?-In
Him are all the promises.
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love, there really is only one body – those believing, motivated
by and expressing – love; that
love being the unifier of individuals having decided to live the way
of love – the way of compassion
and caring, kindness and
in the Father of
all creation, who sent His
son Jesus Christ to reveal
4:2-6,16 "With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing
one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the
bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called
in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one
baptism. One God and Father
of all, who is above all, and through all, and in
you all. And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the
cross, having slain the enmity thereby." Romans
12:5 "So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members
one of another."
12:12,13 "For as the body is
one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being
many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized
into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free;
and have been all made to drink into one Spirit." Psalms
44:24; 45:5,7, 21,22;
17:21,22; Joshua 2:11 ".....for
the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath." Exodus
15:11 "Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? Who is like thee,
glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?" Nehemiah
9:6 "Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven
of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and-all
things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest
them all; and the host of heaven-worshippeth
4:8 "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." 1John
4:16 "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God