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 Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Toccoa Falls College and the author of Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis (Square Halo Books, 2016) and Ninety-Five Theses for a New Reformation: A Road Map for Post-Evangelical Christianity (Semper Reformanda Publications, 2021).
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