Jehovah - the Grand Creator

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Psalms 97:9 ''For you, O Jehovah, are the Most High over all the earth; You are very high in your ascent over all [other] gods.

Did you notice that Jehovah is described as 'the most high'? 5o times, the Bible describes Jehovah as the most high. Jehovah is so fittingly described because no one else can compare to him. At Revelation 10:6, the apostle John further alluded to the highness of Jehovah when he identified Jehovah as the one who lives forever and ever, who created the heaven and the things in it and the earth and the things in it. Jehovah is the great first cause, he alone is uncreated. He alone is without beginning.

Psalms 113:4,5 ''Jehovah has become high above all the nations; His glory is above the heavens.
 5 Who is like Jehovah our God,
Him who is making his dwelling on high?

Jehovah alone holds the supreme and ultimate position in the universe. He holds the unique position as the only creator of all created things. None of the angels, not even his firstborn son, can be compared or equated with Jehovah. Jehovah indeed is the most high God.

But, the wise man, Solomon, describes Jehovah in yet another manner.

Ecclesiates 12:1 ''Remember, now, your Grand Creator in the days of your young manhood, before the calamitous days proceed to come, or the years have arrived when you will say: “I have no delight in them”;

Here, Solomon aptly describes Jehovah as THE GRAND CREATOR. This denotes excellence or grandeur. It conveys Jehovah's incomparable position, denoting his unmatched majesty, his unmatched dignity, his supremacy, awe-inspiring glory and power.

The opening statement of the Bible, the inspired word of God, gives credence to the grandness of Jehovah. Genesis 1:1 '' In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth.'' Simple.! The creation of the universe makes Jehovah, the grand creator. Jehovah has always existed but the universe has not always existed. Genesis 1:1 says in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth ie the universe. This means the universe had not always existed. It means the universe had a beginning. If the universe had always existed, the expression, ''in the beginning'', as contained in Genesis 1:1 would not been appropriate.

Today, scientists generally acknowledge that the universe did have a beginning. One prominent theory that attempts to describe this beginning is known as the Big Bang. “Almost all recent discussions of the origin of the universe are based on the Big Bang theory,” a cosmic “explosion” as “literally the moment of creation.”13 But, as astrophysicist John Gribbin admitted in New Scientist, though scientists “claim, by and large, to be able to describe in great detail” what happened after this “moment,” what brought about “the instant of creation remains a mystery.” And, he mused, “maybe God did make it, after all.”14 27 However, most scientists are not willing to attribute this “instant” to God. Hence, the explosion usually is said to have been chaotic, like the explosion of a nuclear bomb. But does this type of explosion result in better organization? Do the bombs that fall on cities in wartime produce superbly designed buildings, streets and signs with traffic laws? On the contrary, such explosions cause wreckage, disorder, chaos, disintegration. And when the explosive device is nuclear the disorganization is total, as experienced by the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. 28 No, a mere “explosion” could not create our awesome universe with its amazing order, design and law. Only a mighty organizer and lawmaker could direct the powerful forces at work so that they would result in superb organization and law. Hence, scientific evidence and reason provide solid backing for the Bible’s declaration: “The heavens are declaring the glory of God; and of the work of his hands the expanse is telling.”—Psalm 19:1. 29 Thus, the Bible comes to grips with questions that evolutionary...
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