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Who is the Creator? Part 1

14 September 2012, 13:55

Who is the Creator? Part 1 

Which God is the creator as there can only be one? A Muslim will believe that Allah created all things and a Jew would say that Yahweh did it. A Christian will say that Jesus Christ did it. An ancient Greek would say that Zeus did it and an ancient Egyptian would point to Ra as the creator. (1) So it would depend on which religion you belong to as your religion will lay a claim and boast about their God being the creator. 

The Bible gives an account in Genesis of the creation of the universe and the origin of matter by God (Bible God); it then describes that mankind is under an obligation to worship God by being  eternally grateful, full of thanksgiving and to serve him in humility and submission for all the days of their life’s. Yet most sacred books of ancient and current religions point to a creator God and suggest the very same thing. Therefore before we begin to worship and praise God we should first embark on a journey of discovery to find out which God indeed is the creator (Part 1) or did the universe as the evidence suggests create itself?. (Part 2) 

When Christians debate with atheists they rarely speak about “Bible God” or “Christian God”. To them there is only one God and he is the Christian God the creator of the universe. But the God they are implicating as the creator is commonly known as the “God of the Gaps”. There are gaps in science and one of these gaps is “how did the universe begin” which means there must have been a “first cause” which can only be filled by God. They forget to ask themselves the question who caused God, so when asked they respond by saying he is the “uncaused cause”. They reason they follow this train of thought is because if they can get an atheist to concede; that there must have been a first cause caused by an uncaused cause, they can then direct that person to “Bible or Christian God” as being the “uncaused cause” who initiated the “first cause” (Creator God).  (More about the “uncaused cause” in Part 2) 

In order to convince Jewish and pagan sceptics the Gospel writers of the NT had to proclaim that Jesus Christ was the creator God of the whole “shebang” . We read in John 1:3 that Jesus Christ (The Word) created every thing in the universe:  

“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

(King James Bible - Cambridge). Barnes, a Christian theologian, from his book “Notes on the Bible” explains the verse as follows: “All things mean, literally all things - The universe and very thing in it. The expression cannot be limited to any part of the universe. It appropriately expresses everything which exists - all the vast masses of material worlds, and all the animals and things, great or small, that compose the worlds were made (created) by Jesus Christ”.

So we have proved beyond a shadow of doubt that when Christians are engaged with God/creator debates with atheists they are referring to Jesus Christ as being that creator, even though they do not say so. Well what is the probability that Jesus Christ made the universe and all things in it? First of all Jesus would have to be God. But that is another discussion, another article, perhaps titled “Is Jesus Divine?” 

In order to substantiate such an outrageous and improbable claim, that Jesus is the creator, you would think that there would be corroborating evidence some where in the texts of the Bible. There is nothing and considering the lack of evidence one can only arrive at the conclusion that there is no possibility what so ever that Jesus Christ created all things. 

Paul and the other writers knew very little if anything about the universe and you would think that Jesus would have told them about it if he had created it. He could have said “Paul, Peter, James I am the creator and this is how I did it.  I used dark matter, dark energy, Higgs boson and the laws of physics and so one.” The reason he told no one about it is because he did not create the universe. 

I would worship Jesus as God and creator if he told Paul what grade 12 students know today about cosmology. So a few questions remain “what do you think is the probability that Jesus Christ is the creator of all things?” If your answer is “yes of course he is” please let us know why you think he is. If Jesus is not the creator God than who according to Christianity is the creator God? I wait with bated breathe. 

To be contd …….

References

(1) http://www.sacred-texts.com/egy/eml/eml04.htm 

Egyptian creation myth - Ra spake at the beginning of Creation, and bade the earth and the heavens to rise out of the waste of water. In the brightness of his majesty they appeared ….When Ra, according to his desire, uttered the deep thoughts of his mind, that which he named had being. When he gazed into space, that which he desired to see appeared before him. He created all things that move in the waters and upon the dry land. Now, mankind were born from his eye, and Ra, the Creator, who was ruler of the gods, became the first king upon earth. He went about among men; he took form like unto theirs, and to him the centuries were as years….

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