30th of September, 2013
By what agency does God create? By His Word.
So His Word is not created, then? No.
He cannot be created, because “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.”
It is funny that Islam managed to copy this from Judeo-Christian theology, that God just says “‘be’, and it is.” But Islam lacks an answer to those questions: is the word of God also created? How? By what agency? By who?
Islam is an incoherent lie.
Tellingly, for us, the very first sentence in the gospel account of the disciple whom Jesus loved is exactly what the Nicene creed goes on to emphasise. Begotten, not made. And indeed Jesus is more than just the Word. The “word” translates from logos in Greek. This is the word that gave us “logic” (whereby Christ is the Explanation) and “-logy” (whereby Christology becomes the queen of the sciences). So then Jesus Christ is the Word by Whom all is created, when God says “Let there be …”; the Word, Jesus Christ Himself, cannot be also created. Only begotten of the Father.
And then the Nicene creed further clarifies: Light from light. Because the Word of God is eternal, pure, holy, “full of grace and truth,” the Word of God is not merely a disembodied angel. This Word—not the scripture, the “writings”, the Bible, but rather the Word Himself—is God.