Scripture & Catechism

3 And God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
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298 Since God could create everything out of nothing, he can also, through the Holy Spirit, give spiritual life to sinners by creating a pure heart in them,(cf. Ps 51:12) and bodily life to the dead through the Resurrection. God "gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist."(Rom 4:17) and since God was able to make light shine in darkness by his Word, he can also give the light of faith to those who do not yet know him.(cf. Gen 1:3; 2 Cor 4:6)
337 God himself created the visible world in all its richness, diversity and order. Scripture presents the work of the Creator symbolically as a succession of six days of divine "work", concluded by the "rest" of the seventh day.(Gen 1:1 - Gen 2:4) On the subject of creation, the sacred text teaches the truths revealed by God for our salvation,(cf. DV 11) permitting us to "recognize the inner nature, the value and the ordering of the whole of creation to the praise of God."(LG 36 # 2)