Creation Sabbath


This selection of creation texts was compiled from the King James Version (KJV) version of the Bible. All texts were compared with more modern translations with particular reference to the New American Standard Bible (NASB). The criterion for selection was the belief that most reasonable people would agree that these texts constitute unambiguous references to the act of creation or the creation story. Thus, for example, when Paul refers to Adam and Eve, the first created humans, in I Timothy 2:13 it is included in the text even though the reference is to characters in the creation account, but not necessarily to the entire act of creation.

Many additional texts could have been included that refer to God as the "Maker" of Israel or the "Owner" of the earth and all that is in it, but these were not included as there is room to argue that these are not making specific claims about the creation of the whole earth and life on it. No doubt there are also a few texts that have been included that some reasonable people might contend should not have been. I hope that this will not distract from the general picture of the creation depicted throughout the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Timothy G. Standish, 2009

Old Testament

Genesis 1:1-312:1-253:12,195:1-26:6-77:1-49:6

Exodus 4:1120:8-1131:16-18

Deuteronomy 4:32

1 Samuel 2:8

1 Chronicles 16:2629:14

2 Chronicles 2:12

Nehemiah 9:6

Job 4:179:2-1010:8-1233:4-635:1036:338:4-1140:15-19

Psalm 2:78:3-619:122:9-1024:1-228:533:6-965:5-1366:375:1-389:11-1289:46-4890:1-294:995:3-696:4-5

Psalm 100:3102:25104:1-924-30115:15119:7390121:2124:8136:3-9;138:8139:13-16146:5-6149:2

Proverbs 3:19-208:22-2914:3116:417:522:2

Ecclesiastes 3:1111:512:1;

Isaiah 17:727:1129:15-1640:2841:442:5-743:15-744:24-2545:5-1345:18;48:12-1349:5-614-1651:12-1654:4-516-1764:865:17-1866:1-222

Jeremiah 1:54:2310:11,1327:532:1733:2-325-2651:15-19

Ezekiel 28:12-15

Hosea 8:14

Amos 4:12-13

Jonah 1:9

Zechariah 12:1

Malachi 2:10


New Testament

Matthew 13:3519:4-624:21

Mark 10:6-913:19 

Luke 3:38

John 1:1-51:9-1017:524

Acts 4:247:48-5014:8-1817:22-28

Romans 1:20-255:12-198:18-23

1 Corinthians 11:7-1015:2245

Ephesians 1:3-53:9-11

Colossians 1:13-173:9-11

1 Timothy 2:12-15

Hebrews 1:1,21:10-122:6-89-113:3,44:3-49-1111:1-612:27-29

James 3:8-9

1 Peter 1:18-21;  4:193:3-7

Jude 1:14-15

Revelation 3:14-164:9-1110:5-613:7-914:6-717:8



Nature photo collection

Beautiful Photos of God's creation by Mary Lane Anderson (PowerPoint - 7.6Mb)

Chapter six of Seventh-day Adventists Believe

Sabbath Reflections by James Wibberding

(Telford, PA: Big Fish Publishing, Inc., 2006)

Creation activity book for children

Special thanks to Anika Chrishon for provodign this resource for children

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