1325 God, the Creator

1325 God, the Creator

God’s power is revealed in the initial creation and the continuing sustenance of the universe. Humanity represents the climax of the Creator’s purposes.

God is the Creator

Ne 9:6 See also Ge 1:1; Isa 45:7; Isa 66:2; Eph 3:9; Rev 4:11

God’s creative activity demonstrates his uniqueness Ps 96:5 See also Isa 37:16; Jer 10:11

God’s creative activity implies that he is good 1Ti 4:4 See also Ge 1:4,31

God creates all things

He creates the physical world Isa 45:18 See also Ge 1:1-25

He creates the spiritual world Ps 148:2-5 See also Ro 8:38-39; Col 1:16

The human race is the apex of God’s creation Ps 8:3-8 See also Ge 1:26-28; Ge 5:1; Ge 9:6; Ps 100:3; Ps 139:13; Isa 42:5; Ac 17:26-28

The Creator’s agents

He creates through Jesus Christ 1Co 8:6 See also Jn 1:3; Col 1:16; Heb 1:2

He creates by the Spirit Job 33:4 See also Ge 1:2; Ps 104:30

He creates by his word Ps 33:6 See also Job 38:8-11; Ps 33:9

He creates by wisdom Pr 3:19 Wisdom is personified and is active with the Creator. See also Pr 8:30; Jer 10:12-13

He creates from nothing

Heb 11:3 God creates out of non-existent material, which emphasises the absolute dependence of all creation upon him. See also Job 26:7; Ro 4:17

The Creator sustains the created order

Isa 44:24 The Hebrew indicates continuous activity. See also Dt 30:20; Job 9:8-9; Ps 104:2-4; Isa 42:5

Examples of God sustaining creation Mt 5:45 See also Job 5:10; Job 38:31-33; Mt 6:28-30

The Creator watches over his creation

Ps 33:14 See also Ps 121:2-8

The creation is a vehicle for God’s self-revelation

Ro 1:20 See also Ps 19:1; Isa 40:26; Am 4:13

God renews his creation through redemption

Jn 3:17; 2Co 5:17 See also Jn 1:12-13; Ro 4:17; Ro 6:4; Ro 8:19-23 The redemption of the physical world must wait until the sons of God are revealed at the end of time; Gal 6:15

God renews his new creation of believing people

2Co 4:16 See also Col 3:10

God will reveal a new universe

Rev 21:1 See also Rev 21:5; Isa 65:17

See also

1330God, the provider
1440revelation, creation
2303Christ as creator
3266Holy Spirit in creation
4007creation and God
4110angels
5002human race & creation
5056rest
5273creativity
6723redemption, NT
6728regeneration
8145renewal, people of God

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