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Creation out of nothing – Robin Parry – Part 5 – Is it Biblical?

Does the Bible actually teach that God created the world out of nothing? Some scholars argue that it does not and that the idea is an unbiblical import into Christianity. In this video, I look at the way in which creation ex nihilo can claim to be a genuine biblical teaching, even if the Bible never explicitly teaches it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6g2MjB1K4I

Creation out of nothing – Robin Parry – Part 4 – Divine Action in the World

Most of the apparent conflicts between science and religious faith boil down to the issue of how we conceive of divine action in the world. What does it mean to speak of God doing something? If science can explain an event does that mean that God didn’t do it? Does the current scientific inability to explain some events provide gaps for us to slot in some divine involvement? In this video, I argue that many of us, believers and non-believers, need to rethink the way we understand talk of divine action. I try to show how the classical teaching of creation out of nothing provides better ways of making sense of God’s involvement with creation. And ...

Creation out of nothing – Robin Parry – Part 3 – Divine Immanence

This video explores another important implication of the teaching of creation out of nothing—that creation is saturated with divine presence. God is not ‘distant’ from the world but to be found in its innermost heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkwkGzaR4m0

Creation out of nothing – Robin Parry – Part 2 – Divine Transcendence

In this video, we explore further the idea inherent to the teaching of creation out of nothing that the fundamental distinction in reality is that between Creator and creation and that God utterly transcends creation. This makes speaking and thinking about God a VERY tricky matter. But that realization is a step towards humility. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro4Jel69LCM&t=37s

Creation out of Nothing – Robin Parry – Part 1: Overview

This video sketches an outline of the traditional Christian teaching that God created the world out of nothing. Creation out of nothing may appear to be a simple idea, but it is, in fact, a lot more surprising in its implications than many people—believers and non-believers—appreciate. Some of those implications will be explored in later videos. Here I simply map the basic terrain. Whether or not one believes in the divine creation of the world, it is worth taking a little time to understand what traditional Christian claims amount divine creation amount to. At least one then knows what it is one claims to believe (or not to believe). https...

Creation Out of Nothing – with Robin Parry – Intro by Brad Jersak

Creation Ex Nihilo, Latin for "Creation out of nothing," describes the Christian belief that God did just that--God created the universe and everything in it by his Word. I've capitalized 'Word' there because while Genesis 1 says that God spoke and it was, the New Testament also affirms that the agent of this creation was the eternal Word, our Lord Jesus Christ. The prologue of John's Gospel says, "1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made." The "Christ-hymn" of ...