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God is the Creator of All Things

June 26, 2024

What is something you have created? Maybe you have made art, music, photos, home improvement items, plant arrangements, or a wonderful meal. Take a moment and ask yourself, “Why did I create it?”

Have you ever wondered why God created the world? God needs nothing, yet He created the world and all that is in it, including human beings. God didn’t create a world because He needed anything. He created it so that He might share His love with human beings who are made in His image and can respond to His love.

How can you know that God is the Creator of all things?

In the Bible, individuals whom God has spoken to directly or those who experienced God supernaturally record what God said and did. The Bible is a revelation of God through His acts in history. For example, three men—Abraham and Moses in the Old Testament and the apostle Paul in the New Testament—lived in different time periods and locations, but they all wrote that God is eternal or everlasting, having no beginning or end.

After encountering God personally on several different occasions, Abraham worships God and describes Him as eternal.

Then Abraham planted a tamarisk tree at Beersheba, and there he worshiped the Lord, the Eternal God. Genesis 21:33

Moses wrote a prayer song that describes God as always existing.

Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God. Psalm 90:2

The apostle Paul calls God eternal when he writes to the believers in Jesus living in Rome that God has revealed Himself to the people of that day through the Scriptures (i.e., prophets’ writings which they had at that time in history) and through the person of God, the Son—Jesus Christ.

Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as my Good News says. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan kept secret from the beginning of time. But now as the prophets foretold and as the eternal God has commanded, this message is made known to all Gentiles everywhere, so that they too might believe and obey him. All glory to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, forever. Amen. Romans 16:25-27

These three men, Abraham, Moses, and Paul did not live at the same time in history, nor did they live in the same location when writing this truth about God, and yet, God communicated the same truth about Himself to all three of them that He is eternal or everlasting, having no beginning or end.

Furthermore, the Bible was written by more than 40 authors over a period of approximately 1,500 years and recorded in 66 books, organized by type rather than chronologically, is all about God—who He is and His acts in history. In fact, the Bible begins with the revelation about God’s action—His Creation.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1

This opening verse of the Bible communicates that God is the Creator of the heavens and earth. God acts and creates everything that exists. God is outside of His creation. God is the uncreated Creator. God is eternal.

You may have heard someone ask, “Who made God?” This question may seem like a good question at first and is often used by people who are trying to discredit God’s existence. But this question, “Who made God?” is nonsensical because God reveals that He is eternal. This question only makes sense if God does not have the attributes that those who encountered Him personally and recorded His revelation to them is false or a lie. God is either who He is described to be in the Bible by those who have met Him personally or He is not.

Why would God go to all the effort to reveal Himself to all these generations and have them record lies or falsehoods about Him? In Genesis 1:1-27, Moses records all that God created. Creation is attributed to God, the Father, in Acts 4:24, and to God, the Son, in John 1:1-3, and to God, the Spirit, in Psalm 104:30. The apostle Paul teaches that Jesus Christ is God. He existed before anything was created, and the physician and writer, Luke, records Paul’s teachings in the book of Acts. At the same time, the author of Hebrews describes God as the maker and sustainer of the universe.

Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through Him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He made the things we can see and the things we can’t see—such as thrones, kingdoms, rulers, and authorities in the unseen world. Everything was created through Him and for Him. He existed before anything else, and He holds all creation together. Colossians 1:15-17

He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since He is Lord of heaven and earth, He doesn’t live in man-made temples, and human hands can’t serve His needs—for He has no needs. He Himself gives life and breath to everything, and He satisfies every need. … For in Him we live and move and exist. Acts 27:24-25, 28a

Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son. God promised everything to the Son as an inheritance, and through the Son He created the universe. The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and He sustains everything by the mighty power of His command. Hebrews 1:1-3a

Why would all these different people, living in different times and locations on the earth, using different languages, all come to the same conclusion— that God created everything? They record what God said and did and concluded that:

  • God is an infinite being. God is eternal or everlasting with no beginning or end. God is self-existent. God was not created.
  • God is self-sustaining. God needs nothing to exist.
  • God brought everything into existence. God created everything out of nothing.
  • God is a divine being who is The Creator of all that exists.
  • God is separate from His creation. God is distinct and different from human beings He created. God created human beings in His own image.
  • God is a personal being. Therefore, God makes it possible for human beings to interact with Him personally. God wants to make Himself known to you.
Consider the following questions:
  1. If biblical writers have throughout history recorded what God said and did to describe accurately who He is, how might that impact your daily life? How might you approach life differently because God created everything?
  2. If you believe God created every human being, how might you treat others knowing God is their Creator?
  3. How does it make you feel that God would create you in His image so that He might share His love with you, and so you can respond to His love?

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