CREATION

According to Mormonism, Jesus Christ created the heavens and the earth under the direction of Heavenly Father. He did not create the world from nothing, but organized all of the elements that already existed. Mormonism teaches that others were involved in the creation. LDS Scriptures refer to the plurality of gods (See Exaltation) at the time of Creation (“And they (the Gods) said: ‘Let there be light;” (Abraham 4:3).

“The Creation is an integral part of Heavenly Father’s plan of salvation. It gives each of us the opportunity to come to the earth, where we receive a physical body and exercise our agency.” (True to the Faith, p. 45) Mormons who correctly exercise their agency and make good choices during their mortal life on earth have the opportunity to fulfill their divine potential and reach exaltation.

Biblical Christianity teaches:
God created the world out of nothing. (Heb. 11:3) He spoke and the world came into being. He (not gods — see above) said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God created all things and said, “It is good.”

He created the heavens and the earth for His good pleasure, not for humans to fulfill their divine potential. God created man to subdue and rule over God’s creation. Everything was perfect until sin came into the world through Adam.