Creation itself is given as a reflection or a visible demonstration of the invisible God.
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20).
Creation was brought into existence by God, for God. He created all things for the purpose of manifesting Himself, or making Himself known.
“But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him” (I Corinthians 8:6).
Biblical accounts of creation and science go hand in hand in their declaration. They agree as to the age of creation and the “worlds” that were created. Scientists know that many fossils of dinosaurs are millions or billions of years old.
“Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear” (Hebrews 11:3).
“Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds” (Hebrews 1:2).
Since the beginning, there has been a series of creative “worlds,” each world having been destroyed and eventually restored. Science proves this fact. God’s Word also refers to these periods and creative seasons as “times.”
“That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth; even in him” (Ephesians 1:10).
God created the world and its fullness. The earth, or world, has suffered catastrophic periods of destruction and ruin. This is the condition creation was in when God restored the present creation and brought it up from the pit of ruin yet again.
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).
The above Scripture speaks of the original creation or the first “world.”
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters” (Genesis 1:2).
The second verse in Genesis, chapter one, however, shows a creation in chaos, devastation and ruin; empty, and covered in waters of destruction. When God creates, His work is perfect, not chaos.
“He is the Rock, his work is perfect…” (Deuteronomy 32:4).
Yet in Genesis 1:2, the creation lies in ruin. This was when God once again re-created and restored His creation from its fallen state and brought this present world into the purpose and plan He designed before the original world was ever brought into existence – in eternity past. We believe this present creation to be somewhere approximately 6,000 years old.