…demands a creator. A creator is instrumental. In other words, a creator draws upon what exists to produce novelty. This state of affairs is true even if the creator engages in rote copy-work.
There is an ‘if’ hidden in all creation – otherwise, the created must simply remain the extant. Creation necessarily occurs in context.
So, do theologians really mean to call their gods creators? Maybe they mean something else, or maybe they mean to achieve something other than explanation in attributing creative powers to their gods.