How can Jesus be God when he is described as being the firstborn of “all” creation?
(Col 1:15) who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; (Revelation 3:14) And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God:
- 😌Lv 62 years agoFavourite answer
Hebrews 1:1,2 - "Long ago God spoke to our forefathers by means of the prophets on many occasions and in many ways. Now at the end of these days he has spoken to us by means of a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the systems of things."
In this scripture it shows us clearly that God spoke to people BY the prophets of old. You agree, right?
Ok, so then it goes on to say that God has also spoken to us BY means of a Son. Do you believe that God is the prophets that he spoke to people BY? So, why would God then be Jesus who he also spoke to people BY? This is showing that God spoke to us BY means of the Prophets And BY means of a Son (Jesus). A separation. As we continue in verse 2 we see that God also appointed Jesus heir over all things and Jesus is the one THROUGH whom God made the worlds. Not all have Bibles have THROUGH and BY in the same place but it's there for us to understand that yes, ...Source(s): All other things were created THROUGH Jesus. Begotten means created, Jesus being the Firstborn of all creation. We just went through the fact that God created the worlds THROUGH or BY Jesus as he would have spoken to us BY or THROUGH The Prophets in verse 1 of Hebrews 1. Rev. 3:14 is useful, too.. Praise Jehovah Always.
- Anonymous2 years ago
Jesus is Not GOD and there are over 250 places just in the New Testament that state this!
It is the KJB onlys and the Catholics that believe as you ask. The Catholic religion has never even taught the Second Commandment, ask and they skip to the third. All from the KJB only religions claim "If we do not know what it means, then we do not have to obey it."! Thinking they may getaway with their laziness and disobeying of the Bible. Pick only as they each want.
GOD made Jesus! GOD made the Holy Ghost!
If one takes GOD's name in vain; they are greatly Sinning!
If one takes Jesus' name in vain; they are Not sinning at all!
- The AmbassadorLv 52 years ago
Because He is also a man, for He is the mediator betwixt God and man. He is the Alpha & Omega. If you deny the Son, then you have not the Father. And remember this: the Lord our God stated that He wouldn't share His glory with one other - please read John 17:5. Amen & SDG.
- violaLv 42 years ago
Right God was never born but Jesus was.
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- 2 years ago
You seem very confused.Jesus always addressed God as father and neither was described as the firstborn of anything.Are you catholic?That could explain your confusion.
- MalcolmLv 72 years ago
This passage, vv. 15,16 serve several purposes. "image..." found here and in 2 Co. 4:4. Heb. 1:3 expresses Christ as the "radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of His being"[NIV] This expresses 2 truths: 1. God is invisible, John 1:18. 2. Jesus, the Son of God, the God-man both reflects and reveals Him, John 1:18,John 14:9. "firstborn …" had rights in Biblical times so Christ has certain rights over all creation - priority, preeminence, sovereignty, vv. 16-18.
ALSO vv.15-20 Might be an early Christian hymn, used here to counteract false teaching in Colosse. It is in 2 parts: Christ's supremacy in creation and supremacy in redemption.
- Chi girlLv 72 years ago
"This idea of “prototokos” is seen clearly in the Old Testament. For example, the Septuagint translators utilized “prototokos” in their rendition of Exodus 4:22: “Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the LORD, “Israel is My son, My first-born.”’ ” (LXX: “prototokos”).
Obviously here the emphasis is on the primacy of Israel’s relation to God. Of all nations, Israel is chosen specially by God to occupy a place of high honor and esteem."