worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear”(Hebrews 11:3).The evidence regarding the divine persons involved in Creation to this point reveals that God created everythingthrough His Word. In the light of the fact that we accept that God is Trinity we should consider whether the Father,Son, and Holy Spirit were united in the work of Creation. As we investigate this we find clear evidence that all threemembers of the Godhead are actively involved in Creation.
The Father’s work in Creation
It is never questioned amongst those who upholdScripture (and to some extent this includes thecults) that God the Father is the Author of creationand that it is the work of His hands and word. Thereferences seen above reveal this fact, yet thereare others which confirm these, “Thus saith theLORD, Thy redeemer, and He that formed theefrom the womb, I am the LORD that maketh allthings; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone;that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself” (Isaiah44:24); “I have made the earth, and created manupon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out theheavens, and all their host have I commanded”(Isaiah 45:12). These are clear statements of directcreation by God.
The Lord Jesus’ work in Creation
Jesus is described as The Word in John 1:1-3, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and theWord was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.” It is of great significance that John begins his Gospel account with the same words asGenesis, I.e. “In the beginning”. Since we understand that it was through God’s spoken word that all things werecreated it should not surprise us to see that Jesus is “the Word”. But John goes further and tells us that the Word is“God”. Therefore we see Jesus is seen as very much active in the work of creation. So as to emphasis what he intendshis readers to understand the apostle John tells us that the Word - the Lord Jesus Christ created everything that it inthe universe. In fact we are informed by Jesus Himself that He existed before the creative words were spoken,“Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, whichthou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24). This is why Jesus is called“The Alpha and Omega I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending” (Revelation 1:8).The apostle Paul also reveals that Jesus was the Creator of the universe and all that is in it. We read in Colossians1:16-17, “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whetherthey be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: and He isbefore all things, and by him all things consist.” The “all things” must include heaven and earth, material and spiritual,visible and invisible. Since only God can create things out of nothing (ex nihilo) we have to agree that Jesus must beGod. In Romans 11:36 we read, “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.”Such words can only be applied to the Creator. As Creator Jesus continues to sustain all created things by His power,for it is He that holds the created universe together.Hebrews chapter one offers us further information regarding the work of the Lord Jesus Christ in Creation. In versesone to two we read, “God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by theprophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He hath appointed heir of all things, by whom alsoHe made the worlds”. This reveals that there is nothing that Jesus Christ did not make. By combining this with whatJohn said at the start of his Gospel, how that “without him was not any thing made that was made” we come to aclear conclusion to what Jesus’ role was in Creation.