Is Jesus or God the creator of all things?

Isaiah 44:24 and Colossians 1:16-17

  1. God created all alone (Isaiah 44:24) - "Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, "I, the Lord, am the maker of all things, stretching out the heavens by Myself, and spreading out the earth all alone."
  2. All things created by/through Jesus (Colossians 1:16-17) - "For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created by Him and for Him. 17And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together."

There is no difficulty here at all when we realize that the Trinity is involved.  The Trinity is the doctrine that God is three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The Son is the Word, which was God and with God (John 1:1), that became flesh in Jesus (John 1:14).  Since Jesus is the second person of the Trinity, and He has two natures, divine and human (Col. 2:9), we can then have Jesus being the creator and God being the creator alone.  In other words, Jesus is God and God created all things alone.

 

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