The New Testament reveals that Christ is both the Creator as well as the means of creation. Speaking of the Son, Hebrews 1:10 says, “You in the beginning, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Your hands.” This verse from the Psalms is applied here to Christ indicating that He, as God, is the Creator. Yet Christ is also the means of creation. John 1:3 says of Christ, “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being which has come into being.” We see in Genesis that God accomplished the work of creation simply by speaking. He said, “Let there be light: and there was light” (Gen. 1:3). Thus as the Word, Christ is the means of God’s creation. While physicists and astronomers continue to search for the origin of the universe, we can boldly declare that Christ is the Creator as well as the means of creation. He created all things, and everything came into being through Him. (Witness Lee, Conclusion, 269-270)

Christ is both the Creator as well as the means of creation.


It is also essential to see that in all of creation Christ has the preeminence. Colossians 1:15 designates Him as “the Firstborn of all creation,” In God’s view, Christ is the first of all the creatures. According to our finite understanding, Christ was born only about 2,000 years ago and died on the cross 33½ years later. However, Revelation 13:8 declares that Christ, as the Lamb, was “slain from the foundation of the world.” Accordingly, He must have been born before that. Thus from God’s eternal perspective Christ is the Firstborn of creation, occupying the first place among all God’s creation. From our perspective, and in our daily lives, may we give Him the first place in all things! (Witness Lee, Conclusion, 271-275)

The Godhead | The Divine economy | Creation | Incarnation
Human living | Crucifixion | Salvation | Resurrection
Ascension | His Return | The Millennial Kingdom
Eternity in the New Jerusalem | Hymn | Various Aspects