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Does the Bible say that God created me?

Updated on February 27, 2013

This hub is strictly about what the Bible says. It is not to rehash the argument of creation vs. evolution. This is not about science, and it is not even about religion and it is certainly not about the age of the earth. If you accept that the Bible is true, then you will see that God did indeed personally create each of us as unique individuals. We are the best of his creation, the cream of his crop. Holding that honor gives every single person value, no matter who they are.

To compile what the Bible says about this topic, I used the Thompson Chain Reference Bible, of which I have the NIV version. This is one of my favorite study tools and you can learn more about it in my hub “How to use Bible Study Tools.” In the chain index, under “Creator”, there is subtopic “Creator of Man”. It is index #885. This is where I got most of my verses. There is also a subtopic for “Christ the Creator” #680 and Holy Spirit as Creator, #886, which I did not include in this hub.

I would like to encourage you to ask yourself three questions as you read each verse. "What does this say? What does this mean? What does this mean to me? This will help bring meaning and depth to the passage and will also help you remember what you read.

So let’s begin. The very first verse listed in the Bible that indicates that God created me is in Genesis 1:26 & 27. “Then God said, “let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”

Genesis 2:7 recaps the creation story with the added details of how God made man. “the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

To read the story of how Eve was made, we move on to Genesis 2:21 & 22. “So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.”

When we get to Genesis 5 we find the lineage from Adam to Noah starting out with this reminder “When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. He created them male and female and blessed them. And when they were created, he called them “man.”

As he stood at the door to the promised land, Moses, recapping their journey to the Israelites, he says “Ask now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created man on the earth; ask from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything so great as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of?” –Deuteronomy 4:32

Next we come to Elihu, speaking to his friend Job in the middle of his great distress. Elihu, wanting to assert his worth so Job will listen to his words reminds Job that he is created by God. Job 33:4 –“The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me life.”

David marvels at the honor God gave us when he created us. In Psalm 8 he says “When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet….O LORD our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth.”

Psalm 100 gives thanks to God for making us. Verse 3 “Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”

In Isaiah 51:13, the LORD himself reminds us that he is our maker. “I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass, you forget the LORD your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day

Malachi pleads with the people “Have we not one Father? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our fathers by breaking the faith with one another?”-Malachi 2:10

Acts 17:24 – 29 – “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else. From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said ‘We are his offspring.’ Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone- an image made by man’s design and skill.”

And finally my favorite from Psalm 139 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

I have kept my comments to a minimum in order to let the Bible speak for itself. But from these verses it is clear to me that the Bible does indeed teach that we were indeed created by God. This encourages me to treat every person I come across with respect and dignity to the best of my ability and I hope it encourages you to do the same. Then they will know that we are Christians by our love.


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      Debraw50 4 years ago

      Great job on your hub April, Keep up the good work.We know there is a God and I sure feel sorry for those who do not believe. Remember how they treated Jesus? they didn't believe him. You keep God in your heart and keep writing.God Bless You

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      newenglandsun 4 years ago

      Hello Vladimir,

      I see you are a gap creationist. But I didn't understand what else you said. Could you explain? Thank you.

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      Vladimir Uhri 4 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Hello, newenglandsun. It is not at all about evidence. All what we see is subject to change and is temporary. What we do not see is eternal.

      It is all about faith which was trashed in the Garden and we must live with consequences. Let me ask you what evidence of evolution has evil? I know you will guess since there is no evidence of it. If we would believe in evolution all laws is clear that it is ascending direction and not regressive one. Example, if one is building radio there is no way builder will put there seed of destruction. The purpose is listen stations.

      Now look at let see tree. In seed there is program, for forming root and its function, trunk it's length, thickness, and material holding tree together, resisting weather and crown. Does the tree have program for destruction? And how it came to point of death of the tree? As I said all we see is temporary and why?

      Regarding of evolution there was the world in pre-Adamic time. It may be billion years old. The universe may be even older. Not realizing that the theories were born. Restoring age of our erets - earth is about 6000 years old.

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      newenglandsun 4 years ago

      Thank you Caleb. I must comment though that I do not believe that evolution is against the existence of God at all. You have stumbled from science into philosophy though and it is important to understand that science does not seek to give things a reason for being here. This is not the primary job of science.

      I believe that your response here was respectful and am thankful for that. I will say that I have studied both sides of the evolution vs. intelligent design debate and not only do I believe that evolution has more explanatory power but I also believe that it can be established as a fact. That is, if you accept the proposition that the material world exists which I think you do (I am agnostic on this).

      The reason why I do not do evolution vs. creation is because it is not tantamount to the main question which is whether or not there is any evidence for God. My main question is whether or not there is evidence for God. Regardless though of whether evolution is true or not, does not settle the question because God could have created the processes of evolution.

      Most of the evolutionists I have read from are theists in fact. Francis Collins and Kenneth Miller both accept the theory of evolution and from Kenneth Miller's arguments against ID proponents, I have been able to see that there is more evidence for evolution and more explanatory power withing evolution than intelligent design. So yes, I believe everything evolved and developed over time which does remove a piece of evidence for God's existence.

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      Caleb DRC 4 years ago


      So what did you think of my joke over there in the "inverse" parallel universe?

      I was involved in the forums for an ephemeral time, and it was a colossal waste of my time. Atheists and evolutionists are going to continue to stick to their simple--minded beliefs regardless of the mathematical and scientific evidences presented to them.

      Your response to me is a good example of the simple--minded reasoning upon which evolutionary conjecture( I refuse to call such stupidity a "theory") is built. You wrote, "From here we get the information necessary to construct DNA." Is that your answer to my first question? Pop, it's there? That is your answer? What is the essence of information, and why does it exist, especially in the context of what we are addressing? By your own admission the information exists. Why does it exist? The information in this context is intended for the construction of proteins, but this would imply foresight and planning, which are the antithesis of evolutionary conjecture. Does information have physical form? If I gave you an instruction manual, written in Greek, on assembling a space shuttle, what good would it do you if you did not understand Greek? How do the atoms, molecules and cells understand the language written within the geometric structure of DNA? Not only do they understand it but they know what to do with it. Good thing they are not lazy, huh?

      Newenglandsun, there is not a person on the face of this earth--ever--who could change my mind concerning God as being the Creator of the universe through Jesus Christ. He never expected me, or anyone else, to blindly believe in Him. The primary reason I believe in God is the copious evidences with which He has inundated us. Yes God has given me faith as the Bible states, but in my case God built that faith upon His evidences.

      Incidentally, I'm not calling you, or any other evolutionist, stupid. Many years ago I had a good friend who was the smartest person I've know, and he was an atheist. As intelligent as he was he did an abysmally bad job of trying to convince me of the "merits" of evolution. Why? Because he had nothing to fight with. Pitting evolution against God, the Creator, is like a wet toothpick picking a fight with a bazooka. My apologies to God for using such an inadequate analogy.

      You left me--in your diplomatic style--a reply on my DNA hub; therefore, I will finish this response there.

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      April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you Vladimir! Good to see you, I appreciate your visit! I plan to do the next step in the near future...Does the Bible say God loves me?

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      Vladimir Uhri 4 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Very good Hub. Thanks. There is room to expand. Keep on.

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      April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you teacherjoe! I always appreciate your visits and encouragements. I hope I never stop growing.

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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning April.

      Very beautiful.

      Once we give our lives to Christ He has a specif job He has created for each of us to do as we grow in our wonderful relationship with Him

      May your relationship with our beautiful Father blossom into a exquisite flower.

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      newenglandsun 4 years ago

      Okay, I will not link you to an obscure site. However, the main problem that which you take an attack with is the whole "nothing than something" argument. But science has not quite figured out whether there was always something or whether there was a singularity.

      Regardless, whether that something was a condensed state of matter and anti-matter or another universe or God, it still does not necessitate "nothing than something". From this condensed state of matter and anti-matter, we eventually get energy colliding and that triggers the rapid expansion of the universe we know of today as the Big Bang.

      From here, we get the information necessary to construct DNA. We have the forces of gravity pulling matter and anti-matter to form planets that orbit around center-points where massive matter has collected. From the gravitational spins of each and every planet, we get energy interacting with elements.

      These elements might include carbon which is the basic proponent necessary for creating life. The energy with the carbon can eventually form life. No one needs to teach anything to do that. There just needs to be matter and anti-matter to create the energy necessary to start it.

      Nature is behind the gravitational forces of our biosphere. But if you want to be a pagan and put in a "god of this and a god of that" or a Christian and make it "god of all" then you can do that as well. What, do you think rain comes down from the sky because the clouds got sad?

      Um...gravity? The Biblical prophets did not know about the strecthing out of the heavens and even if they did, they believed the Earth to be flat.

      Now to answer some of your questions about prophets healing people and predicting the future:

      1. It is debated as to the historical accuracy of Jesus's miracles since in John he did it to prove he was the Messiah but in the synoptics, he silenced those who saw him perform miracles.

      2. Many pagan heroes have done miraculous things. So even if Jesus did do miraculous things, you would have to discredit the pagan religions by using presuppositionalist logic.

      3. It is unconfirmed that Jesus predicted the future or that he even said that.

      4. Even if Jesus did say all that stuff in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 17 (I think, correct me if I am wrong), there were many things he said about the destruction of the Temple which did not come true.

      These are your answers, can't say you'll be convinced.

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      Caleb DRC 4 years ago


      It is always a pleasure to meet someone with a good sense of humor. Whenever I hear some form of the question, "What evidence is there for God being the Creator?", I have to chuckle. I'll answer your other questions first.

      When the pagan deities--i.e. other religions besides Christianity--get a Prophet who can heal the sick, tell fish to gather in one place, change the weather; heal the lame, diseased, and just generally sick; read minds, predict the future, walk on water, and raise the dead, then maybe they may have some credibility to claim that their god is the Creator, rather than the Christian God. Until then I have little interest in what they have to say.

      You will have a much better chance in convincing me that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the creator rather than random processes. It is impossible, not just improbable, but impossible, that random processes can build anything of significant structure. Even if random processes could violate entropy, entropy would destroy the "improvement" before the next improvement could randomly come along to add to the last improvement. This is a mathematical and scientific fact that atheists and evolutionists conveniently ignore.

      Of course I believe in the God of the gaps. There was nothing and then there was God's magnificent creation. It is a no--brainer, and God Himself essentially says so at Romans 1:20. God has never expected anyone to blindly believe in Him, but rather He has inundated us with evidences that He is indeed the Creator, and a magnificent One at that.

      Now I have some questions for you: 1. What is the origin of the information that the electromagnetic force must access in order to construct complex molecules as DNA and proteins? 2. Who taught the EMF to do that? 3. Who taught molecules and cells how to communicate as in our immune systems? 4. What is the origin of energy that got stars and galaxies to rotate? 5. What is behind the beneficial symbioses of our biosphere? 6. How can atoms be stable when there are such enormous magnetic and electrostatic dynamical forces occurring? 7. How did the Biblical prophets know about the stretching of space when we only discovered it in the 20th century?

      That should keep you busy. Whenever I ask an atheist or evolutionist--same thing--a question he/she can not answer, they link me to some obscure site that puts me to sleep before I get to the end of the tripe being presented. Please do not do that.

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      newenglandsun 4 years ago

      Caleb DRC,

      What sorts of evidence is there for a God having created it? Even if there is evidence does it mean the God of the Bible created it? Why not pagan deities? Or Allah? Or the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Why couldn't these guys have made it? Most of the evidence I have seen for creationism overlooks some of these things and proceeds to god of gaps arguments. If god is only the god of gaps then is deism true?

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      April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

      Caleb, thank you very much, I appreciate your comment and encouraged by your visit. I am glad you understand the purpose of my hub.

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      April Reynolds 4 years ago from Arizona

      Thank you newengland and ibradmasters for reading my hub

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      Caleb DRC 4 years ago

      Great hub; great job, and great truth here. This will be a good resource for anyone who whats to find a collection of Scripture to confirm that God is indeed our Creator. Even without the Bible, I see it as a no-brainer, because of the evidences within His creation.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      You need to think outside the bibles

      If God created this world and these people then he did a real bad job of it.

      It is only when you think of yourself that you believe in God, but take a look at the world from the view of billions of other people, it doesn't look so good.

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      newenglandsun 4 years ago

      Evolution links us all together. Creation separates us.