Jesus as Creator

January 19, 2012 at 8:03 AM

The problem with trying to understand Jesus as God has to do with the fact that He was also a Man.  There was a duality within Jesus that no other man has ever or will ever experience.

Jesus was fully God and after incarnating as Man, was also fully Man.  He is the God-Man.  Because of that, confusion arises as to the reality of Jesus.

We see passages of Scripture like that of John 5:30 which states, “I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”  This makes us think, “See? Jesus really doesn’t have the power in and of Himself.  He can’t be God.”  This is a misnomer because at times like these, Jesus was simply responding to life’s circumstances as a Man would do.

The object of Jesus’ life on earth was to:

  1. fulfill the dictates of the Law – all of it
  2. live a life that modeled the way we are supposed to live

With respect to number 1, only God would be able to live a life that fulfills the Law.  I’ve run across orthodox Jews who tell me that obeying the Law is not that difficult at all.  Of course that’s the case if you are merely looking at externals.  Anyone can live a life of following the letter of the Law, but that’s all they’ll be doing.  This is why Jesus spoke of internal lust which amounts to adultery as far as God is concerned.

So Jesus lived a perfect life; a life only God Himself could live.  Regarding number 2, He showed us how to live our lives from the human perspective.  We were created to live a life completely submitted to God the Father.  Rather than simply tell us about that, He showed us how to do it and He did it perfectly because He was/is God.

So with respect to John 5:30, there is no contradiction.  Jesus is God and is Man.  It’s that simple to state, but difficult to comprehend, as He had two complete natures; deity and humanity.  We have only one and it is racked by sin.

Now, there are many passages in Scripture that showcase Jesus’ deity.  One such passage is found in John 9.  Let’s look at it.

As He passed by, He saw a man blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he would be born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” 6 When He had said this, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and applied the clay to his eyes, 7 and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went away and washed, and came back seeing. 8 Therefore the neighbors, and those who previously saw him as a beggar, were saying, “Is not this the one who used to sit and beg?” 9 Others were saying, “This is he,” still others were saying, “No, but he is like him.” He kept saying, “I am the one.” 10 So they were saying to him, “How then were your eyes opened?” 11 He answered, “The man who is called Jesus made clay, and anointed my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash’; so I went away and washed, and I received sight.”

Here we have the perfect example of Jesus creating.  You can disagree with that all you want, but never has anyone – so-called faith-healer or other – ever done what Jesus did.  Here we read that Jesus spat on the ground, made clay, then took the clay and rubbed it into the man’s eyes.  Jesus was essentially creating eyes that could see for the man!  Note the man was born blind, which means the nerves to the eyes and back did not work correctly.  Who knows if they were even there?

Jesus did what He did in Genesis 1-2, when He took dust from the ground and formed Adam.  This act of healing the man’s blindness is reminiscent of that initial act when Jesus first created humanity.

We know that Jesus existed before all time.  Jesus says He is “I Am” in reference to being before Abraham.  Colossians also tells us that He created all things and He holds all things together.  We also learn this from Hebrews and let’s not forget that John tells us “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” (John 1:1).

The beginning of what? Time.  Jesus was already here when He created time.  But there is also a passage from Isaiah that says this:  “I am Jehovah, that is My name.  And My glory I will not give to another…” Isaiah 42:8.  In fact, there are many passages like this throughout Isaiah, the Psalms, and elsewhere.

If God will not share His glory with another, how is it that Jesus could do what He did if He was not God?  In this case, obviously Jesus would be an imposter.

The fact that He did and said things which claimed deity tells us that either Jesus was/is God or He is simply attesting to something that is untrue.  It can’t be that God gave Jesus the ability to do what He did knowing that Jesus would receive praise, honor, and even glory.  Had God done this, then He becomes a liar, doesn’t He and God is not a liar!

Jesus is God.  He proved it over and over.  Whom do you say that He is and what is your reasoning for doing so?

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