The Middle Man by Donald T. Williams

The Middle Man

by Donald T. Williams

"Begotten, not made."

There is a sharp demarcation that runs through the universe. Imagine a line drawn down the center of a whiteboard. On one side is the Creator; on the other, the creature (all the creatures). On that side is everything that was "made." The Creator is eternal, the creature temporal; the Creator can create ex nihilo, and the creature can only create out of pre-existing material; the Creator is transcendent, the creature dependent. Everything is on one side or the other of that line.

According to the Nicene fathers, the Son belongs on the side with the Creator. And in this they agree with John: "Through him all things were made, and without him nothing was made that was made." And that is why Paul can say that there is one God and one Mediator between God and man, the man Christ Jesus.

Donald T. Williams is Professor Emeritus of Toccoa Falls College. He stays permanently camped out on the borders between serious scholarship and pastoral ministry, between theology and literature, and between Narnia and Middle-Earth. He is the author of fourteen books, including Answers from Aslan: The Enduring Apologetics of C. S. Lewis (DeWard, 2023). He is a contributing editor of Touchstone.

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