The Lord created all things spiritually before he created them physically (Moses 3:5).
- The Lord made every plant before it was in the earth:Gen. 2:4–6; ( Abr. 5:5; )
- By the power of my Spirit created I all things—first spiritual, secondly temporal:D&C 29:31–32;
- That which is temporal is in the likeness of that which is spiritual:D&C 77:2;
- I made the world and men before they were in the flesh:Moses 6:51;