The Creation Explanation
|The Age of the Earth|
Jesus Christ, Lord of Time and of all Creation
Time is a created thing. This is clear from the definition of time offered in the opening section of this chapter and from the first verse of the Bible, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Heaven and earth include the entire physical universe composed of space, matter, energy, and time. Without space, matter, and energy, there can be no possibility of a succession of events in a real world. Thus time also was created in the beginning, the beginning of all things including time the beginning, that is, of all things except God the Creator.
While the Scriptures show that creation was the work of all three Persons of the triune Godhead, in a unique way the Son is said to be the Creator. In John 1:3 we read, "All things were made through Him; and without Him nothing was made that was made." And in Colossians 1:16, "For by Him all things were created... All things were created through Him and for Him." But in the opening verses of the Epistle to the Hebrews an especially significant aspect of creation is attributed to Jesus Christ: "God...has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds..." The word worlds is the Greek word aion from which comes the English word "aeons" or "eons." This word relates to the vast ages of unending time.
Jesus Christ is the Lord of everything not only because the Father has made Him heir of all things, but also because Jesus Christ is the Creator of the ages. That is to say, the entire plan of the ages for the outworking of every purpose of the triune Godhead, has been created by the Son of God. He is the One whose sacrificial death, bodily resurrection, and providential upholding of all things (Hebrews 1:3) guarantee perfect fulfillment of the divine plan to the glory of God the Father. The consummation of all things in Jesus Christ is pictured for the believing heart in the pages of the Revelation or Apocalypse (Unveiling), the final book of the Bible. There will be no part of God's creation no creature, no angel, no man or woman or child who will not in that day bow the knee to Christ Jesus our Lord (Philippians 2:9-11).
It is the right of Jesus Christ not only to receive glory, honor, and praise in that day of consummation, but to be honored and acknowledged as Creator today in this present age. Thus The Creation Explanation has been written to demonstrate how the facts of the sciences support what the Bible says about creation and the providential rule over the world by Jesus Christ. To believe that the world and its creatures are the result of a fantastic series of fortuitous accidentsthat billions of years of purposeless time is in a sense the creatoris to deny Jesus Christ the honor due Him as the Creator and Ruler of all creation and of all time, of all the ages. Truly to honor Christ as Creator is also to receive Him as Savior and Lord, to know Him and through Him the Father, which is life eternal (John 17:3).
"The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching
peace through Jesus Christ He is Lord of all..."
"You put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over
all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.