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Jesus Christ as creator

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Scripture identifies the pre-existent Jesus Christ as involved in the work of creation, and relates this to his work in redemption, by which a new creation is brought out of the ruins of the old.


Jesus Christ’s creation of the present world

Jesus Christ created all things

John 1:3 NASB95
All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being.
See also Jn 1:10; Ac 3:15; 1 Co 8:6; Col 1:15–16; Heb 1:2

Jesus Christ sustains the created universe

Hebrews 1:3 NASB95
And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
See also 1 Co 8:6; Col 1:17; Re 3:14 The word translated “ruler” can mean either “beginning” or “first in rank”.

Jesus Christ will bring the entire work of creation to perfection

Ephesians 1:9–10 NASB95
He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him
See also Ro 8:19–22; Col 1:20

Jesus Christ makes a new creation possible

Jesus Christ recreates people through a new birth

2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB95
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
See also Jn 1:12–13; Jn 3:5–6; Ga 6:15; Jas 1:18

Jesus Christ’s work of new creation should be evident in believers’ lives

Ephesians 4:24 NASB95
and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
See also Eph 3:15; Col 3:10

Through Jesus Christ a new heaven and earth will be created

2 Pe 3:13 The promise was given in Isa 65:17; 66:22.
See also Re 21:1; Re 21:4–5
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