Creatio Ex Nihilo

God created the universe from nothing, without using existing matter or drawing it from Himself.

[The universe] came into being through the absolute fiat of God’s Word in such a way that whereas previously there was nothing, the whole universe came into being.1 Thomas Torrance

By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. Hebrews 11:3

God, in the exercise of His will and pleasure, formed all things…out of what did not previously exist.2 Irenaeus of Lyons 

Most Jews, Christians, and Muslims embrace this view. 

By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth. Psalm 33:6

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