The first creation that came from God is space or inert energy. Akasa (space) and Tejas (inert energy) are one and the same because space is a form of inert energy only. Matter, work, light, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism and awareness are also other forms of inert energy. Our imagination cannot cross the limits of space. The link or process of production between God and space is also unimaginable like God. This link is beyond space and God is beyond this link. The space is called as Mahat. The link is called as Avyaktam which means unimaginable. The Parabrahman is mentioned as purusha. The Veda says that Avyaktam is beyond space and purusha is beyond Avyaktam (Mahatah paramavyaktam avyaktat purushah parah).
God is first. Space is second. Air is third. We can explain the generation of third from second, but not the second from first. Second and third are imaginable items. Space or energy became air. Air means atoms. This is energy condensing into matter. This process of condensation is explicable and debatable. This process is parinama or vivarta. If matter is different from energy only by quantitative way it is vivarta like water condensed to ice. Vivarta brings only physical difference. The parinama is qualitative difference like milk becoming curd. Before the creation of matter, only energy exists. If energy is condensed, it should be vivarta process only, which is physical. But if all the mater is energy only, how the qualitative difference came between items of matter?
There cannot be qualitative difference between blocks of ice having various sizes. One block of ice may be more concentrated (or condensed) but it cannot bring a qualitative difference. But the qualitative difference between the milk and curd is practically experienced in the world. Milk and curd are also condensed products of same energy and may have quantitative difference. Thus this point of contradiction brings the unimaginability, which is the characteristic of God. Therefore, the presence of the unimaginable power of God (Maya) is everywhere in the world. The Gita says that this Prakruti is also Maya (Mayam tu prakrutim). Thus the entire world is affected by the hidden power of God (Maya), which is known by deep analysis.
When the energy and work are essentially same, the different quantities of energy-drops (electrons) giving rise to different properties mean different works of God giving rise to different properties. Here the wonder is that the working material and work are one and the same in essence. Therefore, the unimaginable God does wonderful works and His work it self is the working material. The work is power of God, which it self is the working material. All this creation is work without any separate working material because the working material itself is a form of work. According to science also, any material (matter) is a form of energy and work is also a form of the same energy. Thus, this wonder exists in science, which says that matter is a condensed form energy. For the process of condensation, space is required and the space should be different from energy for the process of condensation to take place. But space is a form of energy as per the special theory of relativity.
In such case, how the energy is condensed? Because, space is also energy. This is another wonder. Like this, when this nature (Prakruti) is analyzed, it is a wonder (Maya) only as said in Gita (Mayam tu..). Thus, Maya becomes the inner substratum of the world. God is the substratum of Maya (Mayinam tu…Gita). Thus, God is the final substratum of this world. The generation of matter on condensation of energy and the transformation of matter in to energy by dilution are wonders in the context of space being the energy. Thus, the generation, maintenance on substratum and dissolution are works of Maya, which mean wonders of God. Such wonder is for souls only and is well known to God and therefore it is not a wonder to God. Thus, Maya is a logic or science for God, just like the nature is a logical science to the souls. It is only higher logic or super science of God which is above the level of souls.
Studied religions for years
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From my perspective, the first words of the Bible (translated to English) say, “In the beginning God…” This necessarily implies that God is alone, because it mentions nothing else. In that solitude, all is God and God is all. There is only God.
In those same words, there is no sun to rise and set, there are no seasons, there is nothing to mark time. Therefore, God is timeless. This is not surprising, because there is no time. There is neither past nor future. These do not exist. So, we live always in the infinitesimal moment that is right now.
Therefore, there is no time when God did not exist.
Being timeless, the statement that God created the heavens and the earth, must be a metaphorical statement. So, God exists in this moment and has created everything that exists as it exists. Oops, it’s all changed, and God created that, too.
Wow! This is an interesting ride.
Robert Nicholas Smith
Thank you for your question. I can answer this from a biblical (spiritual) perspective.
According to the Holy Bible, God:
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
The word “beginning” in english is the Hebrew word Re'shiyth. That word is translated as…
18 times as “beginning”, 11x “firstfruits”, 9x “first”, 8x “chief”, 5x “miscellaneous”
Another way to translate this into english would be…
Genesis 1:1 In the firstfruits, God created the heavens and the earth.
What/who is the “beginning” or what/who is the firstfruits?
1 Corinthians 15:20 But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
1 Corinthians 15:23 But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
Jesus Christ is the beginning “the firstfruits” and the end. (and everything in between).
Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Jesus Christ is the beginning of all creation and through Christ everything that is made, was made through Him.
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
John 1:3 God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him
I hope this helped you to see by the scriptures that Jesus Christ is the beginning of the creation of God, and through Jesus Christ everything else came into existence.
If you search for Him, He will let himself be found
There was only one thing that God created by himself. Does that surprise you?
Of all the questions that could be asked about the creation, this one seems pretty simple. If not previously known, the answer puts other things one may have learned about the Bible in passing, in a whole new light.What was created first? The Bible says:
15 He is the image of the invisible God,+the firstborn of all creation;+ 16 because by means of him all other things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the things visible and the things invisible,+ whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All other things have been created through him+ and for him. 17 Also, he is before all other things,+ and by means of him all other things were made to exist…Colossians 1:15–17
The apostle Paul wrote this, and was referring to a spirit creature, who later had descended from heaven to become human, at which time he became known as Jesus. So Jesus was not just the very first God created, but was the only thing that He personally created; everything else was created by Him but through Jesus.When one considers all that science has taught us about the physical universe, its remarkable that it is constructed from a relatively few constituent components:
As of 2016, the periodic table has 118 confirmed elements…Periodic table - Wikipedia
Science is always searching for answers, but imagine if there was someone who knew all the answers that they’re looking for? One of the answers science seeks can be seen in their quest to find the smallest particle that exists in the formation of all matter. Assuming such a basic building block exists, one that is not just pure energy, the one who discovers it will attain universal recognition and be remembered for many millennia to come. That is the holy grail of science. Einstein demonstrated the connection energy has with matter, that’s why things can be made to explode. If the universe’s most basic component is energy, then they want to know how it can be made into physical matter.
Why the science lesson? Simply put, Jesus had intimate knowledge of how this universe is assembled, and everything in it, down to its most basic single common component. Knowing of the knowledge and power that he had, puts what we learn about him from the Bible in a new light, when we read verses like this…:
5 Keep this mental attitude in you that was also in Christ Jesus,+ 6 who, although he was existing in God’s form,+ gave no consideration to a seizure, namely, that he should be equal to God.+ 7 No, but he emptied himself and took a slave’s form+ and became human.*+8 More than that, when he came as a man,* he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death,+ yes, death on a torture stake.*+ 9 For this very reason, God exalted him to a superior position+ Philippians 2:5–9
Not only did he surrender that position of great power and knowledge, second only to God himself, he became vulnerable to Satan’s attempts to derail his purpose for coming to earth. Jesus’ success would not bode well for him, so he would be certain to try his best to make sure Jesus failed, causing him to sin and loose God’s favor. Remember, Jesus, having been used to create everything else, was the one who created the angel who became Satan (that new name being a title that means resistor). Now, as human, Satan’s power would be far greater than his own. Does that not make us appreciate even more what a personal sacrifice Jesus made; the one that enables us to have hope in the face of death?
The short answer to your question, that being Jesus, just wouldn’t suffice. Because, after a bit of meditation on the knowledge and power he possessed, it’s even more remarkable that he was so humble, and willing to do whatever was required to see the human race, which he also created, be restored to the condition Adam and Eve once had, namely, perfection and the right to live forever on a paradise Earth. Could you imagine a scientist, having that power and knowledge, being that humble as he basked in the light of the adulation and fame it would bring him? One wouldn’t even dare to suggest that he should surrender it!
A site containing more information, if so desired, can be reached by clicking on either of the blue scripture notations.
Moh Rafat H
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In Islamic point of view, God is the first without begging, and the last without an end.
god created first THE PEN, (there is some other point of views for this from Islamic perspective, Just FYI)then the reserved board (اللوح المحفوظ), which contains EVERY THING that will happened, the Mighty god order the pen to write on that board every single thing that will happened.
in islam, god do not need the dimension of TIME, nothing for god is called FUTURE, or PAST.
after that he created the first material, which was WATER, or H2O :), after that thate, from Water, or the atoms of hydrogine (as I understand), he created Every thing….
in order to understand my answer, do not Even try to apply your experience as a human being on God, his actions, and how he did it.
mighty god, one and only one, had no son, no wife, needs nothing and everything needs him, the causer of the causes.
every thing else is causes, from islamic point view, the evolution as a process, do not contradict with the Creation, there is evolution, but it started with the creation.
hope my input added something.
Bachelor of Science from Higher Education
Genesis 1 (KJV)
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.
14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.
16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.
17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,
18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.
20 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
He created the heaven and the earth first.
Islam answers you,to any question an answer:
The first thing God (swt) created was water, then His throne.
Allah was on His throne and His throne was on the water, and nothing else.
Then, He created the Kalam (sort of pen / pencil) , followed by the heavens and the earth.
When the Kalam was created, He ordered it to write on the "preserved Board "everything that will happen until the Day of Resurrection.