Was the world made from nothing?

Question:

Hello!

I was reading through your outline entitled "What is faith?" and I want to thank you for posting that. It is helping me to further understand Hebrews 11:1-3.

However, I wanted to point out something you stated that I don't believe adds up with Scripture. You said that "We have confidence that the things we see around us came from nothing," but Hebrews 11:3 says "...what is seen was not made out of things which are visible." Based on this scripture, it doesn't say that what is seen was made out of nothing. It's saying that it was made out of something that isn't visible. When I read that, I took it to mean the word of God, which was mentioned immediately prior to that statement in the same verse.

Please let me know what your thoughts are on this and if I am mistaken. I look forward to hearing from you.


Answer:

I understand the confusion. The point is that universe did not come from pre-existing matter, as evolutionists currently claim. It had no material start, so one could say that it came from nothing (physical). As you noted they did come by the word of God. "By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth" (Psalms 33:6). To clarify the point, I reworded the statement. Thank you for the suggestion.