Sunday, September 2, 2012


When we think of creation, we usually think of God, the Father, creating the universe.  After all, the verse in the Bible says, "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth."  Here, the word "God" is from the Hebrew אֱלֹהִים ('elohiym), which is a plural noun.  In the Hebrew, nouns are either singular (1), dual (2), or plural (3 or more).  In this case, 'elohiym denotes a minimum of three persons.  Since we have clear evidence from the New Testament that God is a Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), it makes sense that the word 'elohiym was used.  The same Hebrew word is found in Genesis 1:26 where God says, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. . . ."  Note that the pronouns "us" and "our" are plural.

This presents us with a problem.  The New Testament teaches that Jesus is the Creator of the universe.  In John 1:1-3, we read, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made."  Then, in verse 14, we find that the "Word" is in fact, Jesus!  Therefore, the verse would be accurate if it read, "In the beginning was Jesus, and Jesus was with God, and Jesus was God.  Jesus was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by Jesus, and without Jesus was not any thing made that was made."

In Ephesians 3:9, we read, "And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ."  Colossians 1:16-17 reads, "For by Him (Jesus) 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: and He is before all things, and by Him all things consist."  And again, in Hebrews 1:1-2, we read, "God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 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."

Born again believers know that the Word of God is inspired by Him, and therefore cannot contradict itself (2 Tim. 3:16).  There is only one solution to this apparent contradiction; Jesus is God!  There are multitudes of verses that present Him as such, but the fact that God created, and Jesus is the Creator, clearly states that Jesus is God!

Unbelievers may not like hearing it, but they reject Jesus, they reject God!   


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