Believe it or not, there are some people claiming to be Christians who deny that God created everything—and even deny that he created out of nothing.
Mormons, for example, claim that God at one time lived near another star, named Kolob, and after achieving a celestial power base, he went on to fashion this world.
In recent years, this error has found advocates in the Word Faith Movement that is part of American Evangelicalism. For example, Word Faith preacher Kenneth Copeland claims that heaven is another planet and that God created Earth to be a copy of it.
These ideas are totally alien to the historic Christian faith.
From before the time of Christ in orthodox Judaism—the people of God have held to the divinely revealed principle that God made everything that exists (meaning there was no other planet on which he was originally based) and that he created everything out of nothing.
Thus the Church today teaches: "We believe that God needs no preexistent thing or any help in order to create, nor is creation any sort of necessary emanation from the divine substance.
God creates freely ‘out of nothing’" (Catechism of the Catholic Church 296).
Quotes from the early Church Fathers reveal, that is what Christians have always taught.
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