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Christ The Creator

"All things were made by Him; and without Him was not anything made that hath been made" (John 1:3).

The first verse in the Bible is simple, yet majestic: "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth". We are not told how He did it, except that "He spake, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast" (Psa. 33:9). It is sad to see men spending their lives trying to probe the beginning 6f the earth, and human life on it, while they ignore the Creator. The everlasting power and divinity of God are clearly seen, Paul wrote, in the things that are made (Rom. 1:20).

There are many scientists today who are worshippers of God, and who use their reasoning powers to explore the secrets of God in nature. True science is a knowledge of the work and design of the Creator. The President of the British Association in 1860, after outlining the achievements of science in his day, spoke of scientific research as "a glorious hymn to the Creator's praise". Since then, because of the spread of false philosophies about the beginning of the earth, many have been turned from the Scriptures and from the fear of God. We can see the effect of this in the world today.

"In six days", Moses said, "the LORD made heaven and earth" (Exod. 31:17). How was it done? We read,

"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made;

And all the host of them by the breath of His mouth" (Psa. 33:6).

The psalmist had no problem about the creation of the heavenly bodies. Nor had Moses, for he wrote, "He made the stars also" (Gen. 1:16). The Christian too - if he esteems the word of God above the changing thoughts of men - need have no problem about the creation of the heaven and the earth, nor about the beginning of the human race. Whatever conflicting views of creation the young disciple at school or college may encounter he can rest assured that the Genesis account is infallible, for the Lord Jesus said, "From the beginning of the creation, male and female made He them" (Mark 10:6). In this He quoted from Gen. 1:27. He knew, for He was the Creator!

Unbelievers scan the heavens, and take the glory to themselves for discovering the marvels of God's creation, but they do not glorify the Creator. How desperately sick their hearts are! (Jer. 17:9,10). He who created the heavens, is also the Searcher of human hearts. It is the Creator who calls to His creatures "Look unto Me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else" (Isa. 45:22).

How can men live apart from their Creator? How impossible it is for them to be saved unless they acknowledge and so glorify Him.

"Thus saith God the LORD, He that created the heavens... that spread abroad the earth ... that giveth breath unto the people upon it... I am the LORD; that is My Name: and My glory will I not give to another" (Isa. 42:5,8).

These are days of change and uncertainty. But "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yea and for ever" (Heb. 13:8). And His word remains. He said, "Heaven and earth shall pass away: but My words shall not pass away" (Luke 21:33). Of Him Paul wrote, "All things have been created through Him, and unto Him; and He is before all things, and in Him all things consist (or hold together)... it was the good pleasure of the Father that in Him should all the fulness dwell" (Col. 1:16-19).

This glorious Person who "spake and it was done" is the One who came into the world to be our Saviour. What a stoop He took from the glory of heaven to the poverty of earth ! The great marvel of creation was followed by the marvel of incarnation, "the Word became flesh and dwelt among us". And lower still He came to be subject to death -the death of the Cross. The Creator willingly suffered at the hands of His creatures, and died for their sin. We bow our hearts in contrition and adoration.

"And can it be, that I should gain

An interest in the Saviour's blood?

Died He for me, who caused Him pain?

For me, who Him to death pursued?

Amazing love! How can it be

That Thou, my Lord, shouldst die for me?"

This is the mystery of godliness that He (God's Son) was manifested in the flesh. He died here in the world His hands had made. But He is risen and glorified, the Lamb upon the Throne. To Him the Father has given all authority in heaven and on earth. And when at last all things have been brought into subjection to the Son; then the Son Himself will be subject to the Father, that God may be all in all (1 Cor. 15:28). This is the great consummation in the purposes of Deity.

Reader, have you acknowledged Him as the Creator of all? Have you accepted Him as your Saviour? Have you bowed to Him as Lord and Master? Do so today. Christian friend, hold firmly in your heart, allegiance to Christ. Do not be shaken away from His word. Heaven and earth will pass away, but His word will not pass away. If we endure with Him, we shall also reign with Him.