Who created the world? God the Father or the Son?

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The Bible teaches that Christ was associated with the Father in the work of creation. “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” (1 Cor. 8:6).

Paul announces the great truth that God, and God alone, brought “all things” into existence, and that He did this through the active agency of Jesus Christ, the Son, who is the second person of the Godhead (John 1:1–3, 14; Col. 1:16, 17; Heb. 1:2). God the Father used His Son, as a fellow worker.

Likewise, John presents Christ as the Creator of all things. And in John 1:14, he sets Him forth as the agent of divine kindness and grace for the restoration, or re-creation, of all things. Thus, from past eternal ages, Jesus was not an inactive being, but was actively and intimately allied with the Father in the creation and administration of “all things.”

Not only are we created through the mediating ministry of God the Son, we are saved from death through Him. All things, both creation and salvation, and everything that is included in those terms, originates out from the Father through the intercession of Christ the Son. And because He is the Creator, He is able to make man “a new creature” and restore His divine image in him (2 Cor. 5:17).

Therefore, all created things in this world owe their continuing existence and salvation to the Godhead that “worketh all in all” (1 Cor. 12:6). “For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever” (Rom. 11:36).

Christ didn’t just create this world but all that was ever made “For 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” (Col. 1:16). This includes the whole universe. All things, material or immaterial, are covered by this term. And the exercise of creative power was evidence to the deity of Christ.

When we consider the greatness of God’s creation, the countless millions of heavenly bodies around God’s throne, not only do we have a greater idea of who God is; we are led to proclaim with David, “What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him?” (Ps. 8:4). And He invites man to become a partaker with Him in glory.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team