(All scripture references can be found at the end of the article)
Let’s face it! If there is no Creator – if everything is just the result of random, chemical and physical processes – then it makes no difference how wij response this question. However, there is abundant evidence for a Creator (See What’s the Evidence?). That being true, wouldn’t it be wise to find out who that Creator is? Ideas range from pantheism, animism, monotheism, polytheism, and even to the universe being one big impersonal cosmic mind. So, just who is this Creator? When you take hold of the amazing schouwspel of God’s project, you will understand why wij make no apologies for our bold assertion that the Creator is the Godheid exposed te the Bible, and that He wants to be found.
Who is the Creator?
But the Bible doesn’t zekering there. It takes a surprising twist te which even the most ardent movie enthusiast would sit up and take notice. It talks about the Creator stepping into His own creation! That is like an artist stepping into his painting. When Maker steps into His creation spil a man, the Bible calls Him Jesus, the Christ (or Messiah). Talk about deep plots! All of a unexpected wij see a fresh and thicker dimension of the Creator Heer — Heerser the Father, Schepper the Son, and Heer the Holy Spirit all working ter muziekstuk. (Many powerful theological books have bot written about this amazing twist, but don’t worry about all of that te this brief webpagina! Be assured however, that they are all there even te the very first chapters of the Bible.)
But the unique twist gets even better spil the plot unfolds. The Bible calls this Jesus the Word of Heer and says, “The Word wasgoed made skin, and dwelt among us …” (John 1:14). It also says, “In the beginning wasgoed the Word, and the Word wasgoed with Schepper, and the Word wasgoed Heer.” It goes on to announce, “All things were made by Him, and without Him wasgoed not anything made that wasgoed made” (John 1:1-3). Zometeen wij read, “For by Him were all things created, that are te heaven, and that are te earth, visible and invisible … all things were created by Him, and for him” (Colossians 1:16). The “Him” referred to is Jesus of Nazereth.
Whoa. Don’t miss this plot! The eternal, almighty Creator steps into His creation and takes on human skin. He is actually born spil a kindje and walks this earth spil a man. So, Who is the Creator? According to the Bible, Jesus Christ is the Creator … and via His life, Jesus talent evidence of His true identity by creating wine out of water, creating health by healing the sick, creating view by providing view to the vensterluik, creating fish and bread when He fed thousands with just a few fish and a little bread, and even creating human life by raising Lazarus from the dead. Wow! What a plot, and what an awesome and powerful Creator is our Lord Jesus Christ!
If you find this hard to fathom, just think. Isn’t it much lighter to believe te a wise and powerful Creator than it is to believe that nothing created everything by time, chance, and natural processes?
How Can I Know My Creator?
According to God’s own Word, this is what happened and how He planned to fix it. Godheid created a good and beautiful huis for mankind. He provided abundantly for all of their needs, and together the very first man and woman (Adam and Eve) collective a wonderful relationship with their Creator and with one another.
But Heer didn’t want robots. He wished man to be truly free to live ter a love relationship with Him, so He talent man the choice. He provided a plain test of love, which would be demonstrated through trust and obedience. Would Adam choose to believe Heerser and go His way, or would he choose to go his own way instead? Sadly, Adam chose to disobey the Creator and the free and open relationship wasgoed cracked. (You can read the entire account ter Genesis Trio.) With Adam’s sin, death came into the world, along with thorns and thistles, fight, ache, and brokenness. (Rom. Five:12)
Adam should have died instantly, for the wages of sin is death (Genesis Two:16-17, Romans 6:23). But fortunately, the account doesn’t end there. The Creator had a project. He clothed Adam and Eve ter decorates of skins, te effect providing a substitute to take their penalty and “covering” them with the blood of sacrifice (Hebrews 9:22). Of course, the blood of animals could never truly take away sin (Hebrews Ten:11), but it wasgoed a picture or object lesson, foreshadowing that the true Lamb of Heerser (Jesus, the Messiah) who would come to this earth spil a zuigeling, live a sinless life, and then bear an excruciating death on a cross spil a substitute for our sin. Wow! Another novel twist: Our Creator, Who had no sin of His own, took upon Himself the sins of the world and paid the penalty of death for us, His sinful creatures (Two Corinthians Five:21). But it didn’t end there – Heer raised Jesus from the dead, proving that the payment wasgoed sufficient and the sacrifice wasgoed accepted.
Now mankind – each of us – has a choice. Just like the very first man and woman, wij vereiste choose whether to love and obey our Creator, or to “do it our way.” All of us have sinned (gone our own way) and deserve death (Romans Trio:23), but Schepper has made a way for us to come back into fellowship with Him. The Bible tells us: “For Aker so loved the world, that he talent his only begotten Son [Jesus], that whosoever believeth ter him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John Trio:16). Jesus Christ willingly came into the world to save sinners (I Timothy 1:15). He has already paid the penalty for our sin, but each of us vereiste make the choice to turn away from sin and turn back to Heer. Wij vereiste zekering trusting ter our own good works to justify us before Maker and waterput our trust ter Jesus Christ and the sacrifice He made for us on the cross. (Ephesians Two:8-9).
Just like Adam, you have a choice to make. Will you believe and obey Godheid, or will you “do it your way?” Believe the evidence of nature and the revelation of God’s Word. Turn away from your sin and turn back to Heer. Believe His Word, trust His way, and go after Him. “…if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe ter thine heart that Schepper hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.” (Romans Ten:9)
Spil you believe Him and rely on Him for your salvation, you will be saved (born again). Spil you grow with Him and learn to go after Him spil Lord, you will detect the purpose for which you were created, and you will indeed start to live – right here on this earth, and on into eternity. Wij encourage you – do it today! He wants to be found by you!
Colossians 1:16-17 “(16) For by him were all things created, that are te heaven, and that are ter earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: (17) And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”
Two Corinthians Five:21 “For he hath made him [to be] sin for us, who knew no sin, that wij might be made the righteousness of Aker te him.”
Ephesians Two:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: [it is] the bounty of Godheid: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Uittocht 20:11 “For te six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that ter them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.”
Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning Schepper created the heaven and the earth.”
Genesis Two:16-17 “And the LORD Heer commanded the man, telling, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest loosely eat: But of the tree of the skill of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for ter the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely diegene.”
Hebrews 9:22 “And almost all things are by the law purged with blood, and without shedding of blood is no remission
Hebrews Ten:11: And every priest stands daily at his service, suggesting repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
Jeremiah 29:13 “And ye shall seek mij, and find mij, when ye shall search for mij with all your heart.”
John 1:1-3 “In the beginning wasgoed the Word, and the Word wasgoed with Maker, and the Word wasgoed Aker. The same wasgoed ter the beginning with Heer. All things were made by him, and without him wasgoed not any thing made that wasgoed made.”
John 1:14 “And the Word wasgoed made skin, and dwelt among us, (and wij beheld his glory, the glory spil of the only begotten of the Father,) utter of grace and truth.”
John Trio:16 “For Godheid so loved the world, that he talent his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth ter him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
Psalm 14:1 “The idiot hath said te his heart, There is no Heer.”
Romans 1:18-20 “(Legal) For the fury of Godheid is exposed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of dudes, who hold the truth te unrighteousness, (Nineteen) Because that which may be known of Heer is mededeling ter them, for Maker hath shewed it unto them. (20) For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse:”
Romans Three:23 “For all have sinned, and come brief of the glory of Schepper,”
Romans Five:12 “Wherefore, spil by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed upon all dudes, for that all have sinned:”
Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin [is] death, but the bounty of Heer [is] eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Romans Ten:9 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe ter thine heart that Heer hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
1 Timothy 1:15 “This [is] a faithful telling, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.”