Creation - Everything Begins with "The Word of God"
(Genesis Chapter 1)

Where did we come from?  Is all that exists just some accident of nature?  Did we just explode into existence?  The Bible says everything was created by "The Word of God!"  It wasn't an accident, we have a purpose...

Creation (Genesis 1:1-2:3)
And God said is the refrain repeated through out the first chapter!  All that exists was created by “The Word of God”: Light (Day & Night), Water, Land-Vegetation, Signs (sun, moon, stars), Living creatures in the Sea & Air, Living creatures on the land including human kind.  Day of rest!

Creation retold with emphasis on Adam & Eve (Genesis 2:4-25)
God created Adam first and gave him specific responsibilities.  Then God created Eve out of Adam.  They lived in harmony with God and all of God’s creation in the Garden of Eden.  

We are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27)

God allows us to continue creating 
"...Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth..." (1:28)  Two reproductive cells combine to form one, then "explode" to form a baby 9 months later.  Some scientists call the genetic code in reproductive cells "the word" or blueprint that describes every detail of the baby that is to be born.  Is it any more of a mystery that everything in existence is developing according to a plan as "God said" in the Bible? 

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Addendum September 2007: It is very important to remember that God gave obedient human kind specific responsibilities: "...Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth, subdue it.  Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." (Genesis 1:28).  "The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it." (Genesis 2:15).  There is every reason to believe that God gives obedient human kind the same responsibilities today!

Also see the Leaders Guide to The Executive Overview of the Bible:
Created by God's Word
God Given Responsibilities
Addendum December 2011.