Christians believe that the universe is a creation. The Creator is not an old man in the clouds, as many envisage God to be.  God is the Eternal Being who transcends our understanding, and whose nature is love.

God is love (1 John 4:16)

Love, goodness and beauty are not the chance by-products of random matter and energy. They come from our Creator, and reflect the very nature of God.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
(Genesis 1:1)

These words were quoted in a broadcast to the Earth by the astronauts of Apollo 8 on Christmas Eve 1968, when human beings orbited the moon for the first time.


The universe was born out of the eternal love of God. When the first beings capable of giving and receiving love evolved, they discovered something that had always been there.                                                                         

Faith and Science Note