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In what sense is Jesus the beginning of creation ?

Does the bible say that Jesus is the beginning of creation ? This is very important as if Jesus is God and we do not believe then we are in danger of losing eternal life. If Jesus is a created being then we need to worship the Father . But in what sense is Jesus the beginning of creation ? Let us find out

If Jesus was a created being, then we would have a problem with many other bible verses that say Jesus is not a created being . Then what do we do ? When studying the bible a very important principle that few people apply is that we need to take all the verses on the topic of the divinity of Jesus and study them carefully before coming to a conclusion .

Let us remember that if we come to a wrong conclusion we become liars. As all honest people will accept the truth . We cannot take a verse out of the context of the chapter and of the bible . The bible never contradicts itself. This is the first thing we need to remember . The bible will never say one thing, then say another thing somewhere else. Yet there are many apparent contradictions which are only so because God wants us to read carefully . In this case many times the bible says Jesus is God and not created. Then we need to find out why some verses seem to indicate that Jesus is created.

How can Jesus be created when Jesus says I am the alpha and omega , the beginning and the end . We see that Jesus cannot have a beginning if He himself is the beginner of things. What is the word Beginning in Greek ? It is ARCHE What does it mean ? The word ARCHE means the originator, the beginner, the initiator.

When we ask ourselves in what sense is Jesus the beginning of creation ? We need first to ask ourselves does the work in Greek mean beginning or did the bible translators make mistakes. Remember that , the bible was not written in English , thus sometimes the translators did not get the right translation, and we need to find out the real translation of the word.

In the Greek Nave Lexicon it says

Original Word

Word Origin


from (756)

Transliterated Word

TDNT Entry


  1. the person or thing that commences, the first person or thing in a series, the leader

  2. that by which anything begins to be, the origin, the active cause

  3. the extremity of a thing

    1. of the corners of a sail

  1. the first place, principality, rule, magistracy

    1. of angels and demons

We see that the beginning is not translated correctly, then we conclude that the mistake comes from the translation and nothing else. If we are honest we will not conclude that Jesus is a created being from this verse. As we know that this is not aligning itself with the rest of the bible . In the sarongs concordance it says

2. the person or thing that commences, the first person or thing in a series, the leader: Colossians 1:18; Revelation 1:8 Rec.; ; (Deuteronomy 21:17; Job 40:14(19), etc.).

3. that by which anything begins to be, the origin, active cause (a sense in which the philosopher Anaximander, 8th century B.C., is said to have been the first to use the word; cf. Simplicius, on Aristotle, phys. f. 9, p. 326, Brandis edition and 32, p. 334, Brandis edition (cf. Teichmüller, Stud. zur Gesch. d. Begriffe, pp. 48Ff

560ff)): ἡ ἀρχή τῆς κτίσεως, of Christ as the divine λόγος, Revelation 3:14 (cf. Düsterdieck at the passage; Clement of Alexandria, protrept. 1, p. 6, Potter edition (p. 30 edition Sylb.) ὁ λόγος ἀρχή θεία τῶν πάντων; in Ev. Nicod. c. 23 (p. 308, Tischendorf edition, p. 736, Thilo edition) the devil is called ἡ ἀρχή τοῦ θανάτου καί ῤίζα τῆς ἁμαρτίας).

This is the verse we are talking about

RE 3 14 'And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God'

Correctly translated it would say

RE 3 14 'And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the originator of the creation of God'

We have another verse that seems to say Jesus is a created being. There are very few which proves that the bible teaches that Jesus is God . What does the bible mean when it says that Jesus is the firstborn ? Does it mean that Jesus is a created being ? No let us read the verse .

CO 1 15 'Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:'

Here to the same principle applies. The translation is it a correct translation ? Also let us remember the king James bible was written in 1611 The words used then need to have their meaning from back them . As words change meaning . For example the word gay used in

JA 2 3 'And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:' The word gay did not mean as today homosexual. It meant someone rich or happy . We see that the words in the bible change meaning and we need to use the meaning of the words when the bible was translated as the writers of the bible in 1611 had the true meaning of the word from 1611 .

In Genesis God says to refill the earth . We know that the earth was not filled before. What does the bible mean ? It means that the word meant something else. In 1611 if a glass was never filled, someone would say refill the glass. Even if nobody drank fro it before. When God says refill the earth, it means fill the earth . Words change meaning but the meaning of the words need to be taken from 1611 and not today .

Seeking to find out in what sense is Jesus the beginning of creation ? We first need to find out is the translation is right, then we go to find out if the word was correctly translated, then we need to study the contest of the chapter and the whole bible . When the bible says Jesus is the firstborn. The word FIRSTBORN does not mean the first person that was born. The word means the first in importance, the first in pre-eminence.

If we say Hilary Clinton was the first lady in USA, does it mean the was the first American woman to have been born ? No it means she was the first woman in importance in USA . Translating the verse correctly if would read

CO 1 15 'Who is the image of the invisible God, the first person in importance of every creature:'

In what sense is Jesus the beginning of creation ? Proskuneo

What does proskuneo mean ? It means adoration . This word is always used for the Father. In revelation it says that creatures worshipped the Father, they proskuneo the Father.

RE 4 10 'The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship

(proskunew)him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, 11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.'

We know that only God deserves worship. If Jesus was a created being ? Would He deserve worship ? No as no created being deserves worship which belongs to God the creator the infinite one only . Did you know that when talking about Jesus the bible uses the same word ?

JN 9 37 'And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped (proskunew) him.' We see that Jesus must be God also as only God deserves worship and PROSKUNEO can only be used for God .

In Hebrews chapter one the Father asks all the billions of angels to worship His son . Here too we have a dilemma as if Jesus is not God , then why would the Father asks all the angels to worship Him ? HE 1 6 'And again, when he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship (proskunew)him.' How can God the Father ask all the angels to worship Jesus if Jesus was not God , is the Father committing blasphemy ? Or could it be Jesus is truly God and divine ? Jesus is God and divine,

In what sense is Jesus the beginning of creation ? Divinity of Jesus

Other verses we have that say Jesus is God is the famous JN 1 'In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.' All things were made by Jesus, a created being cannot create anything .

IS 9 6 'For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.' This can only refer to Jesus as it talks about a child being born . Jesus was born in Bethlehem . Jesus is the the Mighty God .

DA 9 25 'Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.'

This verse talks about the baptism of Jesus to be 483 years in the future. It says Jesus is the Messiah capital letter, and the most holy verse 24. There is no doubt that Jesus is God like the Father. There is a hierarchy in the Godhead, as there is in a family. The father is greater than the wife, yet the wife is still part of the family . Father God thank you for this amazing truth help us to believe the truth, bless, heal and prosper us . Give us your righteousness, may your 3 angels message go all over the world and billions receive the truth in the name of Jesus amen I counsel you my friend to read these 2 amazing books

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