as creator, has ultimate authority over everything created. Paul said on
Mars Hill that "God made heaven and earth and all things therein": and then
concluded by saying "he has appointed a day in which he will judge the
When we say "God created" we must include Jesus Christ in that. "Let us make
is in the plural. Elohim (God) is plural is form. "In the beginning was the
word, and the word was with God and the word 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"
"For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in
earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or
principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him"
which was with God and was God, "became flesh and dwelt among us"
"Great is the mystery of godliness, God was manifest in the flesh"
(1 Tim. 3:16).
The greatest evidence for the existence of God is the fact that God came in
the person of Jesus Christ. The historical Jesus can be explained on no
other basis than the fact that he was divine, as he claimed to be. While he
took upon himself the form of a servant, he did not give up the qualities
which made him deity. He was "Immanuel, God with us"
Two things are of note in that statement. (1) He was "with us." He dwelt, or
tabernacled among men and they beheld his glory (John 1:14). In the flesh he
was subjected to the experiences common to flesh. He "suffered in the
flesh." But (2) he was God in the flesh. He did not cease being deity. He
was at once the "Son of man" and the "Son of God."
The Promised Lawgiver
"For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God
raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all
things whatsoever he shall say unto you. And it shall come to pass, that
every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among
No wonder on the mount of transfiguration the voice of the Father sounded
and said, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him"
And no wonder that when the three apostles with him heard this "they fell on
their face, and were sore afraid"
In Christ, the lawgiver had come and the challenge went forth, "Hear him."
The Superior Spokesman
There is a
progression in the book of Hebrews which begins in the first verse and
reaches a climax in
"God, who at sundry times and divers manners spake unto the fathers by the
prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son"
What a blessing that the God who formed the world has spoken. The natural
world testifies to his "eternal power and Godhood"
but without God speaking to man, he could not know what direction God wanted
him to take. How did God speak? He spoke to the fathers in direct terms, in
dreams and visions. He spoke to the Israelites through prophets. They were
often referred to as "My servants the prophets." What a noble lot they were:
Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos,
Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah,
Malachi, and a number of lesser known men who faithfully spoke God's word to
the people of their time. But great as these were, none was equal to God's
spokesman in these last days.
realm of human spokesmen and entering that of a heavenly sphere in which
angels serve as divine messengers, even there, God's spokesman now is far
above all of these. The law of Moses was given by the "disposition of
It was "the word spoken by angels"
Whether Michael, Gabriel, or unnamed heavenly messengers, all diminish in
grandeur when placed beside God's spokesman for these last days. Never to an
angel did the Father say "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee"
When he brought his Son into the world he said, "And let all the angels of
God worship him"
It was the Father who said of the Son, "Thy throne, O God, is forever and
It was of the Son that the Father said that when the world is ready to be
folded up like a garment, God's spokesman will remain the same. His years
shall not fail
It is that same spokes-man who is now seated at the right hand of the Father
He has "all power in heaven and on earth"
No wonder the
warning is sounded about giving heed to what he said and not drifting away
the climaxing appeal is made: "See that ye refuse not him that speaketh."
"God has spoken in his son." Don't refuse what he said! Such refusal comes
at the peril of the soul. Jesus said, "Except ye believe that I am he, ye
shall die in your sins"
The Confirmed Word Jesus said "If I do not the works of my Father, believe
John said of the miracles of Christ which he recorded, "These are written,
that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the son of God; and that
believing ye might have life through his name"
On Pentecost, Peter preached, "Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God
among you by miracles and wonders and signs"
It is not
enough to declare Jesus Christ a good man, an able teacher, a noble
philosopher. If he was not the Son of God, not the word made flesh, then he
was a false prophet for he claimed all that and more. Good, noble teachers
do not practice deception. Any philosophy built on deception and fraud is
useless. No, my friends, Jesus Christ was Emmanuel - God with us. The
creator condescended to live for awhile among the creatures. What he said
will judge us in the last day, that day of judgment to which Paul referred
in Athens and to which he connected the thought that "God made the heavens
and earth and all things therein."
rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the
word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day"
You cannot refuse Christ and his word and still honor the creator of
Guardian of Truth—April 18, 1996
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