Dr. Dan Hayden •
Who created the world? Well, you say–God did! Would you be surprised if I told you that Jesus did? I guess that would make Him God.
In Hebrews 1:2, when speaking of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, it says, “through whom also He made the world.” It was through the Son (through Jesus) that the world was made.
The normal word for “world” in the Greek New Testament is kosmos (from which we get our English word “cosmic.”) But the word used here in Hebrews 1:2 is a more encompassing word. It is the word ione from which we get our English word “aeon”–an indefinitely long period of time. Actually the word here doesn’t mean “world” it really means “universe.”
If I said the word “baseball” I would be referring to a very specific game. But if I said “sports,” that would be a more encompassing word referring not just to baseball, but to every other athletic contest as well. And that is the difference here. You see, when Hebrews 1:2 says “through whom also He made the world,” it is really saying “through whom also He made the universe.” The writer is saying that Jesus not only created the world, He also created the stars and the planets and the galaxies. He created the universe.
Say, do you know that the Creator of the universe died for your sins?