Question asked on FB: “How was the Earth created?”
Christian response, Many suggest the Universe was created “ex nihilo” (out of nothing) but this is NOT what the Holy Spirit has said. The Holy Spirit tells us that matter, the Universe, our genome, were created with rapidity for cause. The Spirit tells us that the Father commissioned the Son (John 3:35; John 1; Hebrews 1; Colossians 1) to take elements from the unseen Spiritual World and fashion those elements into matter that can be seen and apprehended by a life-form constrained by created Time and physics. The Holy Spirit teaches us that matter, Time, our Universe, were created in response to a rebellion that manifest in the Kingdom of God before the beginning of Time and that our Earth was created specifically as a repository for dealing with that rebellion and the participants in same; in fact, Jesus tells you that His Kingdom is NOT of this Realm of Time (John 18:36).