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Biblical Studies Journal Volume 5, Number 1

March 28, 2001

The Nature Of Deity: God the Creator

   God created and sustains the universe and, in particular, the human race. The nature of the Creator-creature relationship is central in understanding God's dealings with humanity.

The Eternal Creator Has No Equal

    As the bible opens, the Genesis account of creation clearly shows one true God, in contrast to the false gods of the pagan world.

    Pagan deities are limited by time and space, and they fight with rivals; God's rule, on the other hand, is incontestable.

    Moses takes great pains to record that the universe did not contain other than God in the beginning, no other deities needing to be defeated or mollified.

The Creator Provides Order

    One Creator controls everything.  He does not fight with nature in order to make it follow his plan and purpose.  The Creator is sovereign, God's mere command which, when spoken, produces the desired result in creation.

    Reflecting on the power and majesty of the Creator, we say with the prophet:

    You alone are the LORD. You made the skies and the heavens and all the stars.  You made the earth and the seas and everything in them.  You preserve and give life to everything, and all the angels of heaven worship you. (Nehemiah 9:6)

                         --Greg Tidwell

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