Christ and Creation

Christ and Creation

The experimental method has limits in documenting all of the factors involved in the creation of the universe. We simply do not have the tools or the understanding to measure everything that is involved. So we must rely on other ways to understand the creative process.

There are two sources of knowledge: experience and revelation.

Experience results in knowledge obtained by observing events in space-time. Human experience gives knowledge that comes from outside of the individual through the senses such as observing a beautiful sunrise or by feeling a warm breeze or experiencing an exciting sports event. Science is experience that is organized for the purpose of obtaining knowledge

Revelation is knowledge that that is perceived as coming from outside of oneself and is of human or divine origin. Human revelation may come from human reasoning as in that expounded in the world’s philosophies.

Much of divine revelation is knowledge communicated by God to inspired writers who canonized their revelation. Divine revelation may be given directly to any of us when we hear God’s voice.

By divine revelation certain characteristics of God can be known.

For example:

In Gen 1:1

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

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בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָֽרֶץ׃

earth and the heavens the divine ones made In the beginning

ha-eretz v-eth ha-shamiyim eth elohiym bara bereshiyth

It is evident that God (elohim-the divine ones) created (bara) the heavens (hashamiyim) and the earth (haeretz). Scholars of ancient Hebrew accepted the fact that God created the cosmos.

בָּרָא (bara) comes from the Qal Hebrew vowel stem in the active voice and means to create, always with God as subject. It is a theological term and is appropriate to the concept of creation by divine fiat. The term denotes the initiation of something new but does not necessarily require that creation was made from nothing, ex nihilo. This was the level of revelation given to Moses during the Passover Age.

There was a greater revelation regarding the creator given to the Apostle John at a later time, in the Age of Pentecost. It read as follows:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1

The same was in the beginning with God. John 1:2

All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being John 1:3 (NASB).

The term word is important because God spoke space and time into existence.

Paul, like John wrote of his revelation during the Pentecostal Age. Both attest that Jesus Christ was the creator of all things. This revealed knowledge to Paul is found in his following writings:

Eph 3:9 …the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ and

in Hbr 1:10 “you, lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of your hands

The Law of the Double witness has been satisfied by John and Paul, so the matter has been established that Christ is the creator. What is the evidence that this is indeed the fact? Ultimately it is a matter of faith since no one was there to observe the process but there are certain statements in the revelations that agree with current scientific understanding.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. Gen 1:3

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וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי אֹור וַֽיְהִי־אֹֽור׃

owr hayah owr hayah ‘elohiym amar

light and there light let there the divine and uttered

was be ones

The consonants that make up the first hayah (he-yod-he-yod) is contracted to (yod-he-yod) because it is a Jussive conjugation expressing a mild command or a strong wish. This means that within the Godhead there was not only a desire to form light in the creation but an agreement to do so and indeed “there was light”.

The Jussive conjugation also expresses the relationship of the Father with the Son. There was a relationship of the Creator as being both a servant and a son. A servant being obedient to his master’s command and a son being in agreement with his father out of love. This love relationship existed even before space and time. It was ever present. It was God’s plan to create an imperfect cosmos, so He could perfect it Himself through Christ over time in love because, God is love 1 John 4:8

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life John 3:16.

Christ had to be the foundation of the universe because He alone could perfect creation and present it to His Father.

Creation will be complete when God is all in all.

Basics of Biblical Hebrew 2nd ed., G. Practico, and M. Van Pelt, Zondervan Publishers 2007, pg 133


Light was uttered into existence. The word amar means to utter or to speak and caries with it a subvocal creative intent. In Genesis it is used 10 times in this regard. (SWOT 118) Theological Wordbook off the Old Testament

John records Jesus saying:

While I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.” John 9:5

ὅταν ἐν τῷ κόσμῳ ὦ φῶς εἰμι τοῦ κόσμου

Hotan en to kosmos o phos eimi tou kosmou

This, then, is the first evidence of Christ in a pre-incarnate form in the earth.

It was important for Christ to be present in creation from the beginning because the process of restoration leading to perfection had to start at the beginning through Him. From the beginning, God’s plan for creation was to reconcile all things through Himself in order to make them complete. This was to be done by faith, one of the elements of the restoration process.

“I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness. John 12:46

Light is electromagnetic radiation, particularly radiation of a wavelength that is visible to the human eye (about 400–700 nm), or perhaps 380–750 nm

In physics, the term light sometimes refers to electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength, whether visible or not.

Light exhibits properties of both waves and particles (photons). This property is referred to as wave–particle duality

So light in the created space time realm, can be understood a two levels:

· As a series of electromagnetic frequencies from the very lowest to the highest

· As a particle, a Quantum, as a foundational unit of creation

According to Richard Feynman, a quantum physicist, light behaves like a particle even though it has characteristics of a wave. For convention’s sake it was called a particle instead of a new word like a “wavicle”

Richard Feynman, QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (1985), p. 15


Oscillations take place over time, and are measured as cycles per second. Since light and time exist together, the creative process took time as revealed to Moses, so too the perfecting of creation is a continuing process that will take place over time.

Other Dimensions

According to Calabi-Yau string theory there are six dimensions other than length-width-height and time that cannot be measured by normal scales of sight. Other dimensions have been suggested.

Calabi, Eugenio (1954), “The space of Kähler metrics”, Proc. Internat. Congress Math. Amsterdam, pp. 206–207; Tian, Gang; Yau, Shing-Tung (1991), “Complete Kähler manifolds with zero Ricci curvature, II”, Invent. Math. 106 (1): 27–60

The smallest quantum that can be measured electromagnetically is the dipole, which is made of positive and negative charges. These particles oscillate to form a continuous wave that radiates.

The first quantum or particle in creation was Christ. He was spoken into creation by the Godhead, as a wave, and manifested himself as a particle of light. He is the light of the world that continually radiates between God and the created realm.

We should look for qualities that reflect the character of Christ in the yet to be defined, non-measurable dimensions of creation.


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