Creation as a Triune Act

Robert W. Jenson

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 1/1/1982

Issue: The Triune God (Vol. 2, No 1, Winter, 1982)

Creation is one of the few churchly dogmas—perhaps the only one—that appears in the Bible as dogma. According to Genesis, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (1:1). According to John, "...all things were made through [Christ]" (1:3). The christological doctrine of Chalcedon, for contrasting example, answers questions posed by Scripture and gives answers consonant with Scripture; but that Christ is "one person in two natures" is not itself said in Scripture. But that the God of Israel is Creator of all is.

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