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The Creator (list)

   Below is a list of Bible verses that states, who the Creator of the heavens and earth is (some verses are shortened, including only what is needed). The list shows clearly that God “Jehovah” is the Creator of all things. The New Testament often refers back to Exodus 20:11: which is the 4th Commandment, showing ownership and the authority of God Jehovah. I often hear from the pulpit and see in writings that Jesus Christ is the hands on Creator of the heavens and earth but that is not Biblical. In the original language, God’s name, Jehovah is used so no mistake is made, according to the author of the Bible, the Son of God, being the "Word of God", and He was direct and clear who the Creator was and stated no credit to Himself. Jehovah is also the Father/Creator of the human race, stated in Genesis 2:7 “And Jehovah God formed the man out of dust from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living thing.”       Unfortunately, the name of God, Jehovah is not used in most Christian Bibles, instead, it has been substituted with a title “Lord” causing confusion, since Jesus is also given this title, "Lord" in the New Testament. Throughout the Old Testament, Jehovah was "Lord", "And in that day the Lord Jehovah of host..." (Isaiah 22:12). From the verses listed below, one can reasonably support that Jehovah is the Creator, “When He (Jehovah) gave the sea its limits…when He (Jehovah) decreed the foundations of the earth; then I (Jesus) was at His side, like a master workmen ("as one brought up" KJV)…” (Proverbs 8:29,30). If Jesus is the Creator (contrary to His own words) there would be no need or reason to inherit or be given authority over heaven and earth, so logically this authority came from the Creator, His Father Jehovah. Several New Testament verses claim everything is done through Jesus, and this is understood to mean that Jesus was the literal Creator and His Father just gave Christ the plans and power. This needs better understanding and further investigation: The Son of God (now Jesus), begotten of the Father, Jehovah, was as His Father, with the same makeup and powers, hence the Son of God did not need His Father's powers for creation. Can we compare this to Christ working His powers "through" us to accomplish His will? This cannot be similar because we are powerless humans. It does say in Colossians 1:16, “…all things were created "through" Him and for Him (Jesus)”. The Father, Jehovah did want everything to go to Jesus, since Jesus would pay the price of sin for us with His own blood and because we are to be co-inheritors with Christ (Romans 8:17), but to maintain consistency throughout the Bible, the word "through" chosen by the translators, needs to be investigated, which will be addressed after the provided list.

   I also searched “Jesus”, "Christ" and "Son of God" along with “creator” and found no matches using the KJV Bible. I did other similar word searches and found nowhere in the Bible that Jesus is/was the Creator, only part of the process, which is also addressed after the list, “And God said, Let Us make man in Our image…”(Gen 2:26). When the name of God is used (as it was inspired by Jesus through all His writers), there is no doubt that Jehovah, being the one and only God is the stated Creator, according to God’s only Book.


ALL VERSES USE THE INTERLINEAR BIBLE’S LITERAL TRANSLATION


Exodus 20:11 “For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea

  and all which is in them, and He rested on the seventh day; on account of this

  Jehovah blessed the sabbath day and sanctified it."


Exodus 31:17 “It is a sign forever between Me and the sons of Israel; for in six

   days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth...”


Deuteronomy 4:31,32 “For Jehovah your God...” “...since the day that God

   created man on the earth...”


2 Kings 19:15 “...O Jehovah the God of Israel, who sits above the cherubs, You

   are God Himself, You alone, to all the kingdoms of the earth; You have made

  the heavens and the earth.”


2 Chronicles 2:12 “And Hiram said, Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel, who

  made the heavens and the earth.”


Nehemiah 9:6 “You alone are He, O Jehovah; You have made the heavens and

   the heavens of the heavens and all their host; the earth and all which is on it...”


Job 38:1,4-12 “And Jehovah answered Job out of the tempest and said...Where

   were you when I laid the foundations of the earth…”


Psalms 33:6-9 “Through Jehovah’s word the heavens were made; and all their

   host by the breath of His mouth, the waters of the sea were gathered like

  a heap,…”


Psalm 95:5,6 “The sea is His, and He made it; and His hand formed the dry land.

  O come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before Jehovah our Maker.”


Psalm 100:5 “Know that Jehovah, He is God; He has made us and not we

   ourselves His people and the sheep of His pasture.”


Psalms 102:25 “You have made the foundations of the earth of old; and the

   heavens are the work of Your (Jehovah) hands.”


Psalms 115:15 “You are blessed to Jehovah, He who makes heavens and earth...”


Psalms 121:2 “My help comes from Jehovah, the One making the heavens and

   the earth”


Psalms 124:8 “Our help is in the name of Jehovah, the One making the heavens

   and the earth.”


Psalms 134:3 “May Jehovah bless you out of Zion, He who made the heavens

   and the earth.”


Psalms 146:5,6 “...Jehovah his God” “who made the heavens and the earth,...”


Proverbs 8:22-30 “Jehovah possessed me in the beginning of His works…(25)

   Before the mountains were settled; before the hills, I was brought forth; (16)

   before He had made the earth, and the fields, or the highest parts of the dust

  of the world, (27) When He prepared the heavens, I was there; when He set a

  circle on the face of the deep; (28) When He set the clouds above; when He

   made the strong fountains of the deep; (29) when He gave to the sea it’s limit

  that the water should not go beyond His command; when he decreed the

   foundations of the earth (30) then I was at His side, like a master workman,

  and I was His delight day by day…”


Proverbs 30:4 “…Who has gathered the wind in His fist? Who has bound the

    waters in His garments? Who has made all the ends of the earth to rise?

   What is His name and what is His Son’s name? Surely you know.”


Isaiah 37:16 “O Jehovah of Host, God of Israel, who dwells between the

   cherubs, You are He, God, You alone to all the kingdoms of the earth. You have

  made the heavens and the earth.”


Isaiah 40:28 “Or have you not heard? Jehovah, the everlasting God, the Creator

   of the ends of the earth; He is not faint nor grows weary;…”


Isaiah 41:20 “…and understand together, that the hand of Jehovah has done this;

   and the holy One of Israel has created it.”


Isaiah 43:1 “But now so says Jehovah who formed you, O Jacob; and He who

   made you..”

         43:7 “everyone who is called by My name; and I have created him for My

   glory; I have formed him; yeah I have made him.”


Isaiah 44:2,21 “So says Jehovah, your Maker and your Former from the womb…”

         44:24 “So says Jehovah your Redeemer and your Former from the womb;

   I am Jehovah who makes all things; stretching out the heavens; I alone spread

   out the earth. Who was with Me?”


Isaiah 45:11,12 “So says Jehovah, the holy One of Israel, and his Former…I have

   made the earth and created man on it. I stretched out the heavens with My

   hands…”

         45:18 “For so says Jehovah, the Creator of the heavens; He is God, forming

   the earth and making it; He makes it stand, not creating it empty, but forming it

  to be inhabited. I am Jehovah, and there is none else.”


Isaiah 64:8 “But now, Jehovah, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You

  are our Former; and we are Your handiwork.”


Isaiah 66:1,2 “So says Jehovah; Heaven is My throne, and earth is the footstool

   of My feet. Where then is the house that you built for Me? And where is the

   place of My rest? And My hand has made all these things, even all these things

   exist, declares Jehovah…”

         66:9 “Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? Says Jehovah.

   Surely I cause birth, and hold back, says your God.”

         66:22 “For as the heavens and the new earth which I will make stand before

   Me, states Jehovah, so shall your seed and your name stand.”


Jeremiah 27:5 “I have made the earth, the man, and the animals that are on the

  face of the earth by My great power and by My outstretched arm; and I have

   given it to whom it seemed right in my eyes.”


Jeremiah 32:17 “Ah, Lord Jehovah! You have made the heavens and the earth

  by Your great power and You outstretched arm...”


Jeremiah 51:14,15,19 “Jehovah of host has sworn He has made the earth by

  Himself…His power; He has established the world by His wisdom, and stretched

  out the heavens by His understanding…He is the Former of all things, & the rod

  of His inheritance; Jehovah of host is His name.”


Amos 4:13 “For, behold, He who forms and creates the wind, and declares to

  man what His thought is; He who makes the dawn darkness and treads on

  the high places of the earth; Jehovah, the God of host, is his name.


Amos 5:8 “He who creates the Pleiades an Orion and turns the deep darkness

  into morning, and he darkened the day into night; who calls the waters of the

   sea and pours them out on the face of the earth; Jehovah is His name.”


Malachi 2:10 “Is there not one Father to us all? Has not one God create us all?…


Mark 13:19 “…from the beginning of creation which God created until now…”


John 1:3 "All thing came into being through Him, and without Him not even one

    thing came into being that has come into being."


Acts 4:24 “...they with one passion lifted voice to God and said, Master, You are

   the God, who made heavens and the earth and the sea and all…” (referring

   to Ex 20:11)


Acts 7:49,50 "...what house will you build Me, says the Lord; or what is the

place of My rest?  Did not My hands make all these things?" (from Isaiah

66:1,2) "So says Jehovah...Where then is the house that you build for Me?

And where then is the place of My rest? An My hand has made all these

things, even all these things exist, declares Jehovah..."


Acts 14:15 “...preaching the gospel to you to turn you from these vain things to

  the living God who ‘made the heavens and the earth and all...” ( again

   quoting Ex 20:11)


Acts 17:24 “God, the One who made the world and all things in it, this One

   being Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made by hands”


Colossians 1:15,16 “who is the image of the invisible God, the First-begotten

   of every creature” “For all things were created in Him...all things have

   been created through Him and for Him”


Ephesians 3:9 “…the One creating all things through Jesus Christ.”


Revelations 10:6 “and swore by the One living to the ages of the ages ‘who

   created the heavens’ ‘and the things in it’ an the earth’...” (also referring

   to Ex 20:11)


Revelations 14:7 “saying in a great voice, fear God and give glory to Him,

   because the hour of His judgment has come; also worship Him ‘who has

  made the heaven and the earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters”

   (again Ex 20:11)


   I would like to address some verses that may seem questionable or contrary to all the Old Testament verses and some of the New Testament verses, but first I need to explain that, I look for and believe that there is and must be a consistency in God's word, so I take what is the majority of God's words, then, what does not seem to be consistent, I look deeper into those verses that seem to lean another direction. John 1:3 is an important verse, "All things came into being through Him, and without Him not even one thing came into being that has come into being." The Strong's number for through is #1722 with a large host of English meanings: the list contains "through" "in" and "by" but also "for sake of" and "with". I choose "with" because it is consistent with the rest of this verse, that states three words after "without" and is more consistent with rest of the Bible, since Jehovah gives everything to His Son, showing ownership of His creations. Colossians 1:16 is another of those verses, "for all things were created in (KJV uses "by") Him, the things in the heavens, and the things on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or rulers, or authorities, all things have been created through (KJV uses "by") Him and for Him." (Colossian 1:16) "And coming up Jesus talked with them, saying, All authority in Heaven and on earth was given to Me." (Matthew 28:18). Again, to be consistent with the rest of the Bible, I chose "for sake of" from the list for #1722 instead of "in". For "through" which is from #1223, again with a host of English meaning and "through" is in the list but also: because of, for sake, by reason of, and I choose "because of" since His Father wanted all things to go to His only-begotten Son. Unfortunately, the translators have a power to direct our thoughts by the words they choose, and there are many translators and many translated Bible and many languages that need a translation from God's word. If we look at several versions we can see the various choices the translators make. Not all display a consistency with the rest of the Bible.

   Another verse is Hebrews 1:2 "in these last days He spoke to us in (KJV uses "by") the Son, whom He appointed heir of all; through (KJV uses "by") whom He indeed made the ages;" In this verse "in" again is used for #1722 but to be consistent, since Christ is our Mediator, I choose "by" or "through" from the list in #1722. Strong's #1223 through is the other word in question, "in regards to channeling", but to be consistent, again I choose "with" or "for sake" because in Proverbs 8:22-31, God's Son says, He was by His Father's side at the creation process as being trained, "then I was at His side like a master workman..." (Proverbs 8:30). Strong's  #525, the Interlinear Bible translators used master workman (the KJV uses one brought up"), the Hebrew word "amown" list: in the sense of training; skilled, e.i. an architect (like 542): one brought up. Both, the KJV and the Literal Translation failed to include the "in training" part of the meaning. In my understanding, "with" works best, "through" fails to represent the Father's work as Christ clearly indicates in His inspiration to the writer, even if you read the KJV, which gives credit for creation to the Father.

    Because of the love of the Father for His only-begotten Son, He wants to give all to His Son, the earth, the heavens and foremost, us. This is also a human tradition, established by Jehovah, given to us as a natural desire. To balance this relationship between the Father and Son, Jesus gives all credit to His Father and God, Jehovah, "All things were delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father; and who the Father is except the Son..." (Luke 10:22) "Jesus answered them and said, My teaching is not Mine, but the One who sent Me." (John 7:16) and "...I am going to the Father, for My Father is greater then I." (John 14:28), "...but the Father who abides in Me, He does the works." (John 14:10). To look at this from another direction, it would be out of character for Christ to make all things for Himself, but perfectly in character for the Father, as Creator to give His creations to His Son.


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