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


By BibleAsk Team

Created by Christ

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 Corinthians 8:6). Paul announces the great truth that God, and God alone, brought “all things” into existence. He did this through the active agency of Jesus Christ- the Son (John 1:1–3, 14; Colossians 1:16, 17; Hebrews 1:2). God the Father endowed 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 for the re-creation, of all things. Thus, from past eternal ages, the Son of God was an active Being. He was actively and intimately allied with the Father in the creation and administration of “all things.”

Saved by Christ

Not only are we created through the mediating ministry of God the Son but we are saved from death through Him. All things, both creation and salvation, and everything that is included in those terms, originate 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 Corinthians 5:17).

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

God’s Infinite Love for His Creation

The supreme expression of divine love is the Father’s gift of His own Son. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Through God’s gift, it becomes possible for us to be “called the sons of God” (1 John 3:1). “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).

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?” (Psalm 8:4). And He invites man to become a partaker with Him in glory. “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20). Through the study of the Bible and prayer, believers can learn of God’s love to man.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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