TRUTH TRIUMPHANT I:
Creation and Incarnation
The one Supreme Being, who existed before all things, will also exist forever. That Supreme Being is God himself, the “Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, . . . which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty” (Revelation 1:8). To distinguish the One True God from multiple errors,1 he may be viewed as the Supreme Builder, as in the book of Hebrews — “whose builder and maker is God” (Hebrews 11:10). In this context God can be represented as the Original Construction Engineer, who built this universe as a magnificent mansion.
Pantheism and Panentheism
Since God is the Builder, he does not constitute the mansion, as pantheists (God is everything) claim, nor is he in every particle of the mansion, as panentheists (God is in everything) believe.
At the other extreme, this mansion of the universe did not build itself in the absence of a Supreme Being, as atheists (there is no God) assume.
Neither did an evil god build this beautiful mansion in order to imprison the One True God, as Gnostics (esoteric knowers) have long claimed.
Nor did God create the mansion in order to abandon it, as deism claims.
Furthermore, the mansion of this universe is not the creation of multiple gods, as polytheism believes.
Finally, humanity need not be wholly ignorant of the Divine Creator, as agnosticsm (humanity cannot know God) asserts.
As “builder and maker (Hebrews 11:10),” God had the privilege and right to adapt to and adopt aspects of his Creation in order to positively relate to, with and for his living created beings. This he did, and thus he became “all the fulness of the Godhead bodily” in his incarnation as Jesus Christ (Colossians 2:9).
For I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth . . . ” — Job 19:25.
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. — I Corinthians 13:12.
Because the One True God is the ultimate Truth, we are admonished to “clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph” (Psalm 47:1)!