Dr. Dan Hayden • 

Who created the world? Well, you say, — God did! But, would it surprise you if I told you that Jesus did?

The Bible is clear that it was God who created the universe, including the world and everything in it. But the Bible is also very explicit in telling us that the creator God visited our planet in the person of Jesus Christ. You see, according to the Bible, Jesus Christ is God; and as God, He is the creator of all things.

I’m reading from Colossians 1:15-16 today, where it says that Jesus is “the image of the invisible God…for by Him all things were created.” It’s that little word “all” that intrigues me. Jesus created all things.

“All” is the Greek word pan. We see it in our English language in words like Pan-American—or “all-American.” It is an all-inclusive word, and it means just what it says—“all, or everything.”


Actually, Colossians 1 goes on to tell us what “all” includes. Verse 16 says, “for by Him were all things created, things in heaven, and on earth visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers, or rulers, or authorities—all things were created by Him and for Him.” So, who created the world? Well it was Jesus, “for by Him all things were created.”

So, how about it? Did you know that Jesus was the creator of all things?