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Created by God

July 01, 2019
By Martin Luther

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

GENESIS 1:1

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Created by God

The first chapter [of Genesis] is written in the simplest language; yet it contains matters of the utmost importance and very difficult to understand. It was for this reason, as St. Jerome asserts, that among the Hebrews it was forbidden for anyone under thirty to read the chapter or to expound it for others. They wanted one to have a good knowledge of the entire Scripture before getting to this chapter. . .. God has reserved His exalted wisdom and the correct understanding of this chapter for Himself alone, although He has left with us this general knowledge that the world had a beginning and that it was created by God out of nothing. . .. The very simple meaning of what Moses says, therefore, is this: Everything that is, was created by God.

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