2303 Jesus Christ, as creator

2303 Jesus Christ, as creator

Scripture identifies the pre-existent Jesus Christ as involved in the work of creation, and relates this to his work in redemption, by which a new creation is brought out of the ruins of the old.

Jesus Christ’s creation of the present world

Jesus Christ created all things Jn 1:3 See also Jn 1:10; Ac 3:15; 1Co 8:6; Col 1:15-16; Heb 1:2

Jesus Christ sustains the created universe Heb 1:3 See also 1Co 8:6; Col 1:17; Rev 3:14 The word translated “ruler” can mean either “beginning” or “first in rank”.

Jesus Christ will bring the entire work of creation to perfection Eph 1:9-10 See also Ro 8:19-22; Col 1:20

Jesus Christ makes a new creation possible

Jesus Christ recreates people through a new birth 2Co 5:17 See also Jn 1:12-13; Jn 3:5-6; Gal 6:15; Jas 1:18

Jesus Christ’s work of new creation should be evident in believers’lives Eph 4:24 See also Eph 3:15; Col 3:10

Through Jesus Christ a new heaven and earth will be created 2Pe 3:13 The promise was given in Isa 65:17; 66:22. See also Rev 21:1,4-5

See also

1325God, the Creator
2018Christ, divinity
2069Christ, pre-eminence
3230Holy Spirit & regeneration
3266Holy Spirit in creation
4005creation
6723redemption, NT
6728regeneration

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