What Child is This

What Child is This? Creator and Savior! Part 2

 

By Clint Bishard

Jesus Created Ministries

Before Christmas, I discussed some of the Scriptures that reveal Jesus is truly God in the flesh. Therefore, that baby in a manger, the second Person of the Trinity, is the preexistent Creator and Savior. Interestingly, there are Scriptures that refer to all three Persons of the Trinity, individually, as the Creator. Today, I want note some of these Scriptures showing God the Father and God the Son as our Creator. Next week I will discuss some of the Scriptures showing God the Holy Spirit as our Creator and finish this series on Who created us.

God the Father Created

·        Isaiah 64:8 – “But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand”

·        1 Cor. 8:6 – “yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live”

·        There are also many other verses that do not explicitly state the Father, but in their context point to the Father as Creator. For example, Is. 44:24; 45:12; Ps. 33:6.

God the Son Created

·        John 1:1-3 – ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2He was in the beginning with God. 3All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.’ These first verses of John’s gospel start out as the parallel to the first verse of the Old Testament. It is a direct reference to Jesus as God and Creator of all things. John continues “He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him” (John 1:10) and "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us" (John 1:14).

·        Col. 1:15-17 states “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.” These verses show Jesus as the creator of the invisible, such as angels, as well as the visible creation. Jesus is the only physical representation of God we will ever see. Yet He is all we need to see since He is the visible image of the fullness of the Godhead (Colossians 2:9 “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead in bodily form.”). 

·        Heb. 1:1-3 “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, 2has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; 3who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person

I hope you will join me next week as we continue this discussion concerning our wonderful Creator.

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