Tip of the Day, February 5

05 February

February 5 – To create something means to bring into being from nothing, to cause to exist.  The Hebrew word is “bara”, which is to create.  Gen. 1:1 says; “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”.

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From absolutely nothing God made the earth, heavens, waters and even us to exist.  Man gets into trouble when he explains with human reasoning the things he doesn’t understand about God.  It’s not our job to understand all things, but it is by faith that we believe He is in control.  We have sinned when we demand that we know His full power. 

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Joseph Smith taught this to his followers about the creation: “…the word baurau which does not mean to create out of nothing; it means to organize; the same as a man would organize materials and build a ship”.  Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith, pg. 350.

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