Did the Old Testament make use of imagery found in other ancient Near Eastern texts and portray creation as God’s victory over, and transformation of chaos. The article indicates that this understanding is often associated with the expression "tohu wabohu" (Hebr. in Gen. 1:2), translated as"formless and empty," and that many interpretations of Genesis 1:1-2 imply that this chaos existed before God began his work as Creator.
Whatever viewpoint someone holds on the origins of this world involves religious belief. For evolution, man and his mind have become god. Those who believe God created all things lay hold of God's Word by faith. This article considers God's identity as creator, as well as how he created, and what purpose his creation has.