Tag: creator

You are the Maker of all time. If, then, there was any time before you made heaven and earth, how can anyone say that you were idle? You must have made that time, for time could not elapse before you made it.

— St. Augustine, Confessions (New York: Barnes & Noble, 1992), Book XII, Section 7, 384–85.

Psalm 104: A Poetic View of Creation

Here I present an article by my RTB colleagues, Krista Bontrager and Fazale Rana–excerpted from their latest booklet, Psalm 104: In Wisdom You Made Them All, available from reasons.org in May. **** While you may not have noticed the connection with Genesis 1, Psalm 104 offers a poetic meditation on key themes presented in the first chapter of the Bible.…

Realizing our moment-by-moment dependence on God the Creator for our very existence makes it appropriate to live lives of devotion, commitment, gratitude, and loyalty toward him, and scandalous not to.

— J. I. Packer, Concise Theology (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1993), 22.

The Trinity and the Creator-Creature Distinction

According to the Bible, the Creator of the universe is an infinite and morally perfect being. However, the same scriptural text states that human beings are (by nature) creatures, which means they are finite and, because of sin, imperfect. Yet, for the creature to encounter the Creator, the creature must first acknowledge his or her limitations, boundaries, and imperfections. Thus,…