The God we meet on the first page of the Bible is triune: "In the
beginning God [the Father] created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form,
and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God [Holy
Spirit] was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said [spoke: the Word], 'Let there
be light'; and there was light." (Genesis 1:1-3). "Then God said, [...]; and it was so."
We learn in the Bible that the True God is the Creator. Jeremiah
proposes a simple test for discerning the true and living God from the crowd of imposters and fakes
adored by the nations: the true God is the Creator: "But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God
and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be
able to endure His indignation. Thus you shall say to them: 'The gods that have not made the
heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under these heavens.' He has made
the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, And has stretched out the
heavens at His discretion." (Jeremiah 10:10-12).
Paul's thumbnail identification of the God he served, before the
pagans, is this: "God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and
earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands."
(Acts 17:24). Creation is the dividing line
between the false "vanities" and true God: "...and saying, 'Men, why are you doing these things? We
also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these
useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are
in them..." (Acts 14:15).
Isaiah 44:24 states that God alone created the universe: "Thus
says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: 'I am the LORD, who makes all
things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth
by Myself...'" No outside help was wanted or needed.
And who is this One God who created the world alone? The Bible teaches that the God
who created the world was Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
"The Son of His love" created the world:
"...giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of
the inheritance of the saints in the light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and
conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom
we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the
invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all
things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth,
visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were
created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist."
"[T]he Son of His love" is also known to the Bible as the Word, a.k.a.
Jesus Christ: "...and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning
of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ..."
"By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, And all the host of them by the
breath of His mouth...For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast."