When God created the world, did He change and become the Creator?

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There is no change in His being, in Himself. He always had the sovereign power to do whatever He wanted to do. The actual exercise of that in space and time is not a change in the being of God.

He was Creator before He created. He was Savior before He sent His Son. He was Rescuer before He brought anyone home to heaven. Those engagements of His qualities and attributes are not a change in His being, in Himself.

This is a transcript of Derek Thomas’ answer given during our 2019 National Conference and has been lightly edited for readability. To ask Ligonier a biblical or theological question, email ask@ligonier.org or message us on Facebook or Twitter.