Creator
 
The gospel of John begins with these words… “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.”
 
Without a Creator nothing could exist. This is a profound statement. It is the starting point of the gospel just as it is the starting point for the whole Bible, where Genesis begins with the simple statement…
 
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
 
True science, freed from the prejudices of the religious faith of atheistic naturalism, points to this truth. The laws of thermodynamics tell us that all the processes of nature are driving unrelentingly to an end point. Sooner or later, the energy that drives every natural process will eventually be spent. The Universe is like a clock winding down. In eternity future, all the stars will have been born and burned themselves out. In time, the Universe will eventually reach what scientists describe as “Heat Death.”  This is why we know the physical universe hasn’t always been here. Because if it had existed eternally, then it would have died an eternity ago. It had to have a beginning.
 
This means that all the physical dimensions of mass, space and even time itself came into being at the beginning of the universe. How could the natural physical universe spontaneously create itself? This is beyond the natural laws of the natural universe that we can know. So the “supernatural” in one sense is a self evident fact. And that’s where the Bible story takes its starting point.
 
Of course some will immediately ask, “If God had to create the universe, then where did God come from?” The difference between God and the natural physical universe is that the physical universe is constrained by the physical laws of time, mass and space. Outside of the physical universe what is time? What is space? What is mass? Asking “When did God begin?” is about as sensible as asking “What does God weigh?” or “How wide or how tall is God?”
 
Philosophers love to argue about these kinds of things. If the first cause had a cause then it is no longer the first cause. Like looking at a mirror through a mirror eventually our view disappears into infinity. Can finite people ever really understand eternity? Can we expect to get our minds around a being who is eternal? For whom there is no such thing as time? Having eternally existed when there was no past?
 
As Jesus faced His death on the cross He prayed these words… “Father, the time has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent… And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began.”
 
This Jesus is our Creator, the eternal God of whom the Psalms say… “Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.”