The Apostles’ Creed declares, “I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.” In actuality, all three Persons of the Godhead were active in the creation. God the Father is the originator of all things. His thought, His heart-desire, His will becomes reality. However, we see from several places in Scripture that God the Son is the One Who carried out the creating that originated in God the Father’s heart. The Son, Who is The Word, spoke creation into being: “Let there be light … Let there be a firmament … Let the waters bring forth …” (Genesis 1) — and He did it by the power of the Holy Spirit.
How do we know it was the Son Who put creation into action? John 1:3 says of The Word, “All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” Hebrews 1:2 says, “[God] has in these last days spoken to us by his Son … by whom he also made the worlds.” And Colossians 1:16 declares, “For by him [the Son] were all things created that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible…. All things were created by him and for him.”
Not only was it the Son who created through speaking the word, but the creation is continuously held together by Him. The King James Version translates Colossians 1:17, “ And he is before all things, and by him all things consist,” but the majority of translations phrase that last part, “by him all things are held together.” Hebrews 1:3 says He is “upholding all things by the word of his power.”
Jesus is at the helm of the universe, steering it and holding it all together on a moment-by-moment basis, so that it does not collapse into utter chaos. If He is doing all that, He can certainly be trusted to keep our lives safe from destruction as well.
Excerpted from Before Whom We Stand: The Everyman’s Guide to the Nature of God — available in print from Full Gospel Family Publications and Amazon and in e-book form from many fine ebook sellers.