Monday, April 20, 2015
God As Savior Is Necessarily Connected To God As Creator
A reoccurring truth I'm seeing throughout the New Testament is that the work of God as Creator and as Savior are wholly connected. They are inseparable. To deny one is to deny both. (2 Cor. 4:6; Rom. 11:36; Rev. 4:11; Heb. 1:2,3,10; Heb. 2:10; Heb. 11; Col. 1:13-20; Eph. 3:9-11).
2Co 4:5 For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
2Co 4:6 For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Eph 3:9 and to bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things,
Eph 3:10 so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.
Eph 3:11 This was according to the eternal purpose that he has realized in Christ Jesus our Lord,
Eph 3:12 in whom we have boldness and access with confidence through our faith in him.
In Isaiah the same thing is found.