The necessary elements for a universe:
The First Element: Time
- Genesis 1:1a “In the beginning” – time.
The Second Element: Space
- Genesis 1:1b “God created the heavens” – space
The Third Element: Matter
- Genesis 1:1c “and the earth” – matter
The first verse of God’s word introduces the reader to When, Who, and What.
- (When:) In the beginning (at the head of all things),
- (Who:) God,
- (Did What) Created the heavens and the earth.