“The world was created through him.”
To indicate that a man did a job all by himself, we say it was done by him. But to indicate that he sent another man to do the job, we say that the job was done by the first man through the second. This is why John said the world was created through the Son of God. God is the Creator; even Jesus said that (e.g., Mk. 13:19). However, God created all things through His Son. The writer of Hebrews said, “God spoke to us in these last days by a Son . . . through whom also He made the worlds” (Heb. 1:1b, 2b). Jesus confessed that the Father was greater than he and that he did and said only what the Father wanted him to do or say. He was the perfect Son and the perfect Servant of God. The Son did not create anything on his own; God created everything in heaven and earth through him.