Creatio ex Nihilo: Is It Biblical, and Does It Matter?
Yahweh alone is self-existent, nothing else is. This assertion flies in the face of all the other world-views, which insist in one way or another that it is matter that is self-existent. Thus, the question must arise, did the present cosmos arise out of pre-existing matter, or did I AM produce this cosmos from nothing? Does the Bible give us the answer to the question, or is the idea of creation from nothing only an inference? And does it really matter that much, anyway? In this lecture, Oswalt will lay the biblical foundations for the Christian idea of creation out of nothing and show why a great deal hinges upon it.