Who Is the Creator?

A verse of Scripture that is often used by people to teach about the Sacred Name is Proverbs 30:4;

“Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His son’s name, if thou can tell?”

Besides teaching us that the Creator has a name, this verse also teaches us that the Creator is not His son. The Creator has “established all the ends of the earth,” not the son. This is in direct contradiction to those who teach that Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ), the Son, is the Creator.

Let’s find out exactly who this Creator is. The very first verse of the Bible tells us;

“In the beginning Elohim (God) created the heaven and the earth.”

Since “Elohim” is a title that does not clearly identify the Creator, we need more information. Genesis 2:4 reads;

“These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that Yahweh Elohim made the earth and the heavens.”

It is quite clear that the Elohim of Genesis 1:1 is Yahweh, and He is the Creator.

Some may argue that the title “elohim” is plural, suggesting that Yahweh had assistance in creating and that His assistant was His Son Yeshua. They will also refer to Genesis 1:26 to support their belief in a plurality of Creators. Can this be justified? In the Hebrew of Genesis 1:1, the verb “created” is singular, therefore, for the verb and noun to be in agreement, “Elohim” must also be singular. Indeed, as the Hebrew shows throughout the Bible, Elohim can be either singular or plural based on the context. For example, the woman in Endor who had a familiar spirit said to Saul, “I have seen an elohim coming up out of the earth” (1 Samuel 28:13). When Saul asked what he looked like, she said, “An old man is coming up . . .” (vs. 14). Can it be said that this apparition of Samuel is a plurality?

As Gesenius, the father of Hebrew grammarians, has said, when Elohim is applied to Yahweh, or any single deity, it is the plural of excellence or majesty, not a plural of beings. The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament concurs. It says, “The plural ending is usually described as a plural of majesty and not intended as a true plural when used of God. This is seen in the fact that the noun elohim is consistently used with singular verb forms and with adjectives and pronouns in the singular.”

As for Genesis 1:26;

“And Elohim said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth,”

It is pure assumption that “us” refers to Yahweh and Yeshua. In fact, verse 27 shows that only one person did the actual creating.

“So Elohim created man in his own image, in the image of Elohim created he him; male and female created he them.”

The use of “us” in verse 26 is to be understood in the same sense as a group of people sitting in a dark room where one person says, “Let’s turn on the lights,” but only one person actually flips the switch.

Consider Isaiah 42:5;

“Thus saith Elohim Yahweh, He that created the heavens, and stretched them out; He that spread forth the earth, and that which comes out of it; He that gives breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein.”

It does not say, “They that created the heavens, . . .”

Yahweh himself declares that He is the Creator in Isaiah  45:12;

“I have made the earth, and created man upon it: I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.”

Verse 18 reads;

“For thus saith Yahweh that created the heavens; Elohim Himself that formed the earth and made it; He has established it, He created it not in vain, He formed it to be inhabited: I am Yahweh; and there is none else.”

For some reason people refuse to believe Yahweh created all things by Himself. They insist on exalting His Son as a co-Creator of sorts.

Again we read;

“Thus saith Yahweh, thy redeemer, and He that formed thee from the womb, I am Yahweh that makes all things; that stretches forth the heavens alone; that spreads abroad the earth by myself;” (Isaiah 44:24). See also, Job 9:1, 7-9.

Even the Son himself declares that he is not the Creator. In Mark 10:6 he says;

“But from the beginning of the creation [Yahweh] made them male and female.”

Notice Yeshua didn’t say, “I made them . . .” See also Mark 13:19.

The book of The Revelation comes to us from Yeshua. It, too, declares that Yahweh is Creator. Revelation 4:10,11 reads;

“The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne [Yahweh], and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O [Yahweh], to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Then, Revelation 5:6-7 says;

“And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of [Yahweh] sent forth into all the earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.”

Notice that the Lamb, Yeshua, takes the book from Yahweh who sits on the throne. We just saw, in Revelation 4:10-11, that the one who sits on the throne is the Creator. Therefore, the one who takes the book from the Creator cannot also be the Creator.

One other reference worthy of mention is found in Acts 17:22-31. The Apostle Paul was declaring the “Unknown Elohim” to the men of Athens. Verse 24 reads;

“[Yahweh] that made the world and all things therein,. . .”

He then continues to declare Yahweh unto them and in verse 31 says;

“Because He [Yahweh] has appointed a day, in which He will judge in righteousness by that man [Yeshua] whom He has ordained.”

The Apostle declared that the Creator and the ordained judge are two different people. The ordained judge is not “The Unknown Elohim” who created all things.

The Son (Messiah Yeshua) as our supposed Creator

There are several reasons for the confusion concerning who created all things; poor translations, poor exegesis, and added words in the KJV that are not found in the Greek text. There are three main references that need clarification beginning with Ephesians 3:9;

“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in [Yahweh], who created all things by Jesus Christ:” KJV.

The oldest Greek manuscripts do not have the words “by Jesus Christ” which would lead one to believe that he was involved in creation. The NIV, among others, correctly omits this phrase.

The second reference is John 1:1-5;

“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 any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” KJV.

Aside from the obvious problems of how to translate “God”, we have a problem of how to understand “the Word”. Since verse 14 says, “And the Word was made flesh,” and since Revelation 19:13 says Yeshua will be called “The Word of Yahweh,” the translators imposed their own understanding into the translation. They understood the Word to refer to Yeshua thereby having to translate the Greek “autou” as “him”.

According to Strong’s Greek Dictionary, “Word” is a translation of the Greek word “logos” meaning, “something said (including the thought).” It refers to Yahweh’s spoken word, not to a person who is called “the Word.” Yahweh’s word is an “it”, not a “him”. Verse 3 should read, “All things were made through it; and without it was not anything made that was made.” That is how it is translated in the Emphatic Diaglott as well as most English Bibles prior to the KJV. For more info on this, please read the study entitled, “The Historic Translation of John 1:3-4”.

To understand how “the Word” can refer to Yahweh’s spoken word, we need to read Psalm 33:6;

“By the word of Yahweh were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of His mouth.”

Couple that verse with the Genesis account of creation, as in Genesis 1:3;

“And Elohim said, Let there be light: and there was light.”

It becomes clear that Yahweh spoke creation into existence. Genesis 1:24;

“And Elohim said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.”

Yahweh commanded and it came to be. Yeshua did not create anything.

Eventually, Yahweh spoke Yeshua into existence. His word became a living seed in Miriam’s womb. His word was made flesh. It was only then that Yeshua could be called “The Word of Yahweh.” Prior to Miriam’s conception Yeshua was not “the Word.”

The final verse used to “prove” that Yeshua is the Creator is Colossians 1:16,17;

“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: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.”

The problem, once again, lies in erroneous translation based on the translator’s preconceived ideas. Since the translators understood Yeshua to be the eternal “Word” and a member of the “Holy Trinity”, they assumed he had a hand in creation. So they translated the Greek word “en” as “by” in verse 16a and 17, instead of “in” which is correct. This can be seen more clearly in Ephesians 2:10; “For we are his workmanship, created in Messiah Yeshua unto good works, which Yahweh hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” This verse teaches that Yahweh created “in” Yeshua, not “by” Yeshua.

They also translated the Greek word “dia” as “by” in verse 16b, instead of “through”. All things were created by Yahweh through Yeshua and for Yeshua.

In verse 17, the word “before” is a translation of the Greek word “pro”. It can mean “before” concerning place, time, or superiority. As in James 5:12 and 1 Peter 4:8, “pro” should have been translated “above” or “superior to”. Yeshua is above all things; he did not exist before all things.

The same erroneous translation of “dia” is found in Hebrews 1:2;

“Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he [Yahweh] hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he [Yahweh] made the worlds;”

It should read, “through whom also He made the worlds.” Yahweh created everything through Yeshua, through the Lamb slain before the foundation of the worlds.

When Yahweh created all things, He did it because the lamb slain before the foundation of the world needed a venue or a stage, so to speak, for that to be fulfilled. Therefore, the impetus for creation was the Son. Without the Son in Yahweh’s mind there would be no creation. It was done “through” the Son. At the same time, Yahweh created everything “for” His Son. It was part of His plan to give all power and authority to His Son so that he would rule the entire Kingdom forever.

The teachings of the Holy Scriptures are very clear once we understand the erroneous translations of Trinitarian translators who imposed their preconceived ideas into scripture. Yahweh’s prophet, Malachi, said, “Have we not all one father? hath not one Elohim created us?” (Malachi 2:10a). Yes, one Elohim created us and His name is Yahweh. He did not have any help nor did He need any. To exalt Yeshua the Messiah to the position of Creator is to “worship and serve the creature more than the Creator” as the Apostle Paul taught in Romans 1:25.

Yahweh is the Creator and to Him be the glory for the great work He has done. Yeshua the Messiah is also worthy of much glory and praise for the great work he has done, but only where glory and praise is due. He is not to be glorified as our Creator or as Yahweh our Heavenly Father.

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