The scriptures tell us that God created all things. We are the special creation of God. Some verses say Jesus created all things, while other verses say the Father is the creator of all things. Is this two ‘persons’ that are creating the universe together? Is this a contradiction? If this is not a contradiction in Scripture, then this brings us to this question: who is our Creator?
Creation is not the cooperative work of a group of ‘people’. The Scriptures are clear there is only one Creator- Jehovah our LORD.
Isaiah 37:16 O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, that dwellest between the cherubims, thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth: thou hast made heaven and earth.
Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.
Malachi 2:10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us?
The Bible describes the one Creator as Jesus.
John 1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Colossians 1:16-17 16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Hebrews 1:10 And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands:
How is Jesus the Creator?
Hebrews 1:1-2 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Notice this verse doesn’t say the Son created. It says that God created by the Son. This verse makes a distinction between God and the Son of God. God created with the Son in view (Bernard, 1994, p. 55). Jesus did not create as the Son of God. The Son wasn’t born until Bethlehem.
1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.
This verse shows us that the Father is the Creator, and then explains that Jesus is the Creator. Jesus is the Creator as God. From his Deity, he is the Creator of all things. Jesus did not create from his sonship- his humanity. Jesus is the Creator from his Deity, as God. The one who was later manifest in flesh is the Creator.
Jesus is the Creator because he is Jehovah, the one God manifest in flesh.
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
1 Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
The Creator, the one true God, was manifest in flesh to become our redeemer. As our God, He is the Creator that would manifest himself in flesh to become our Savior. He did not create as the Savior- as the Son of God. He created as God. Jesus Christ is our God, our Savior, our Redeemer, our LORD, our Mediator, our Comforter, and our Father. All of this is possible because He was first our Creator.
Bernard, David K. (1994). Oneness view of Jesus Christ, The
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