First Chapters: Confronting Creation is Confronting Christ
January 2, 2016 § Leave a comment
The apostle Paul famously declared in the first chapter of Romans that the existence of our Creator can be deduced from observing creation.
“For what can be known about God is plain to them…since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” Rom. 1:19-20
But creation brings us further than the general revelation of God to the Gospel of Jesus. Three other first chapters reveal that in nature we not only confront God the Father, but God the Son, through whom all things were created. From John 1, Colossians 1 and Hebrews 1:
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him was not any thing made that was made.” John 1:1-3
“[Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created…” Col. 1:15-16
“…He has spoken to us by His Son, whom He appointed the heir of all things, through whom also He created the world.” Heb. 1:2
From what God made in the first chapter of Genesis and what He has revealed about His Son, we are “without excuse” to deny not just our Creator, but our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ, who was with us from the start.