OUR CREATOR IS THE ONLY GOD
Throughout the Bible, Yahweh identifies Himself as Creator. Many people think of the creation story as being unique to Genesis, however, the story of creation is throughout the Bible.
Isaiah called our God, “the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth…” The Palmists in Psalm 104:5 reminds us that “He set the earth on its foundations, so that it should not be moved.” Psalm 104 tells us much of God and His role as Creator.
One of the most moving prayers in the Bible came from King Hezekiah when the king prayed before the LORD and said, “O,LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubin, YOU are the God. YOU ALONE, of all the kingdoms of the earth; You have made heaven and earth.”A careful reading of scripture shows there is One God and One Creator.
THE WORD AND THE HOLY SPIRIT
In Genesis we read that God addresses Himself in the plural when He speaks of creation.
26 Then Godsaid,“Let Us makemanin Our image,according to Our likeness;and let them ruleover the fishof the seaand over the birdsof the skyand over the cattleand over allthe earth,and over everycreepingthingthat creepson the earth.”27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.…
We find that the part of God’s being called the Word spoke the world into existence.“Let there be…”
When mankind was created in what God termed, “our likeness”, the Holy Spirit was involved as well.
Genesis 1:1 And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
God breathed life into the man.
CHRIST AND CREATION
Did you ever wonder why New Testament writers clearly associate Christ with creation, since there is only One Creator and He is God? Below are verses concerning Christ and creation:
John 1:3 All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
1 Corinthians 8:6 …yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities–all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Hebrews 1:2 …in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world.
Nothing God does or says is without purpose. His word never fails. Everything recorded in scripture has a purpose. So what could be God’s purpose here? We know that all scripture is given by inspiration for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. (2 Timothy 3:16) So It seems to me that we should look at what the Creator wants us to realize and recognize here.
What is taught about Christ? He was present and involved in the Creation of all things.
Who would be rebuked by this? Would it not be those who say that Christ will destroy His own followers at Armageddon if they believe that Jesus and the Holy Spirit are a part of the One God, YHWH or I AM.
Who is corrected? Could it be those who teach that Christ is created, since ALL things were created through Him? Also, those who teach that Jesus is an angel, because the Bible teaches that angels are subject to Christ:
Hebrews 1:1 God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high; 4 having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
How does this train us in righteousness?
Romans 8:1-5 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. …
He hath made all things beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11
God’s creative powers extend to us today “in Christ.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 18 All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; 19 that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.