Credo

Credo

  • Submitted By: JJShin
  • Date Submitted: 06/26/2013 10:35 AM
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Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. The Bible begins with creation, and the fact that God is Creator is always in view from Genesis to Revelation. The Bible clearly and repeatedly claims that God made the heavens and the earth and everything in nature.
In Genesis 1:1 to 2:3 God is the subject of most of the sentences. We read that God created, God said, God saw, God divided, God called or named, God made, God set or appointed, God blessed, God rested, and God sanctified. The rest of the Bible continues this emphasis on God as the Creator, bringing it into many facets of our relationship to Him. We are to worship and serve Him as the Creator (Isaiah 40:26,28,31). We are warned not to strive against our Maker (Isaiah 45:9). We are to commit the keeping of our souls to Him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator (1 Peter 4:19). We also recognize that our help comes from the One who made the heavens and the earth (Psalms 121:2; 124:8; 146:5,6), and there is nothing too hard for Him (Jeremiah 32:17).

Another important fact of biblical revelation is that creation was the cooperative work of the Trinity. The Old Testament shows that the Spirit of God had a part (Genesis 1:2). The New Testament further reveals that Jesus, who is the one Mediator between God and humankind (1 Timothy 2:5) in our redemption, was also the Mediator in Creation. Christ, who is called “the firstborn” because He has first place, the place of the heir (Colossians 1:15), was the active Agent in creation. “Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:3). The Greek word translated “through” is a word of secondary agency, used, for example, where God spoke by the prophets. So God created by or through Jesus. Jesus was the living Word through whom God spoke the worlds into existence. He was the One who made humankind from the dust of the earth. He is before all things and is the Creator of the invisible angelic world...

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