Jesus Christ - Creator and Lawgiver
An excerpt from Signs of the Times - October 12, 1920
by W. H. Branson
"Far back somewhere in the eternity of the past, before any of the worlds and suns now comprising the vast universe were created, before angels or men were brought into being, GOD, WHO HAD EXISTED FROM ALL ETERNITY, BROUGHT FORTH A SON. THIS SON WAS ‘THE IMAGE OF THE INVISIBLE GOD, THE FIRST BORN OF EVERY CREATURE,” Colosians 1: 15. Paul declares that He was "the brightness of His glory, and the express image of His person." Hebrews 1: 3. God bestowed upon His Son all the glory He Himself had, and made Him a coworker with Him in all His subsequent acts. He was to be one with the Father, exercising the same power, bearing the same titles, and sharing equally in the glory that should come to the Father through the things He should create."
"And not only was Christ with the Father when the worlds and the universe were created, but He became the Father's active agent in bringing all things into being. In the American Revised Version, Proverbs 8: 29, 30 is rendered thus: "When He marked out the foundations of the earth; then I was by Him as a master workman." God the Father drew the plans, He marked out the foundations of the earth; but Christ was the master workman who took the plans and carried them out until the whole work of creation was completed."
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