“Our Father which art in heaven” – Q&A #2

Our Father which art in heaven,
Our Father-Mother God, all-harmonious

Question: What does it mean that God is our Creator?

Answer: A creator is someone who causes something to come into existence. A creator makes things. The Bible names God as our Creator, or Maker. In fact, the very first sentence of the Bible tells us: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1)

We also learn in the first chapter of Genesis, that God created the grass, herbs, seeds, trees, sun, moon, stars, fish, birds, and animals. Then we read:

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over
every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Gen. 1:26)

God was praised as the Maker of the whole universe throughout the Old Testament. For instance:

“By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth . . . For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.” (Ps. 33:6,9)

When the Bible says God made “man,” this does not refer to males only. In this situation, man is a term that includes women as well as men, just as the verse below indicates:

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Gen. 1:27)

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(Excerpted from the book “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Three: The Lord’s Prayer”  Copyright 2005.  For information explaining this book and blog, please read the About page.)

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Our Father - Q&A #2


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