In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.          (Genesis 1:1)

Christians believe that the universe is a creation. It does not just happen to be here.  It is not random. It exists on purpose at the will of the Eternal Being we call God.

God is beyond time and space. God not only created the universe; God holds it in being every moment.  The universe depends on God for its existence.


The opening words of Genesis 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.


Christians believe that the Creator, is worthy of our worship.

“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honour and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.” (Revelation 4:11)

Christians believe fundamentally that God is love.


God is love (1 John 4:8)


That means that God is not self-centred.  God reaches out to the creation.  God cares for the creation, and for us.


The universe was born out of the eternal love of God. Love, goodness and beauty within the universe are not the chance by-products of random matter and energy. They come from the Creator and reflect the very nature of God.
God wants human beings to reflect God’s own nature too – to care for creation and for one another.
But the world is not always like that.


Faith and Science Note