Question 5: Who is the Creator?

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Question 5:

Who is the Creator?

Answer:

God alone

I. “Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone (Isaiah 44:24); “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1); “Dost thou not know, hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, Jehovah, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not nor tireth? There is no searching of his understanding.” (Isaiah 40:28); “Thus saith Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker: Ask me of the things to come; concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands, command ye me. It is I that have made the earth, and created man upon it; it is I, my hands, that have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded. (Isaiah 45:11-12); “For thus saith Jehovah who created the heavens, God himself who formed the earth and made it, he who established it, — not as waste did he create it: he formed it to be inhabited: — I [am] Jehovah, and there is none else.” (Isaiah 45:18); “Hearken unto me, Jacob, and [thou] Israel, my called. I [am] HE; I, the first, and I, the last. Yea, my hand hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spread abroad the heavens: I call unto them, they stand up together.” (Isaiah 48:12-13); “and to enlighten all [with the knowledge of] what is the administration of the mystery hidden throughout the ages in God, who has created all things (Ephesians 3:9).

II. “In [the] beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things received being through him, and without him not one [thing] received being which has received being.” (John 1:1-3); “who is image of the invisible God, firstborn of all creation; because by him were created all things, the things in the heavens and the things upon the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or principalities, or authorities: all things have been created by him and for him.” (Colossians 1:15-16); “at the end of these days has spoken to us in [the person of the] Son, whom he has established heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds (Hebrews 1:2).

III. “but as to the Son, Thy throne, O God, [is] to the age of the age, and a sceptre of uprightness [is] the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness and hast hated lawlessness; therefore God, thy God, has anointed thee with oil of gladness above thy companions. And, Thou in the beginning, Lord, hast founded the earth, and works of thy hands are the heavens. They shall perish, but thou continuest still; and they all shall grow old as a garment, and as a covering shalt thou roll them up, and they shall be changed; but thou art the Same, and thy years shall not fail.” (Hebrews 1:8-12) (The Bible speaks about Christ as human as strongly as it speaks about Him as God, so we should not be surprised with the expression “God, thy God” in the same passage where Christ Himself is called God).

In part I we read that God created the heavens and the earth. Isaiah 44:24 even underlines the fact that God created the heavens and the earth by Himself and all alone!! So when God created, there was no one other than Himself with Him creating. He created all things by Himself and not by any creature; He created all alone. But part II comes to explain that God created all things by the Son. So as both “by Himself… all alone” and “by the Son” are biblically true, then the Son is not a being separate from God, or else it would not be true that God created all things all alone and by Himself. John 1:3 even underlines that no creature existed without the creative work of God through His Son, so the Son is in no way one of those creatures. In part III we saw that Hebrews clarifies that the Son is God and that He is the same God who in the Old Testament said that He created all things all alone. So the Son is Himself God who created the heavens and the earth all alone; He is God the Son.

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