Now, we all know that Jesus was actually born as a baby just over two thousand years ago.
Even “liberal” theologians now accept that there was a human being called Jesus who walked the earth and was crucified; the debate comes about when we discuss what happened after His death!
So, He was born, but there were obviously many, many people born before He was.
Colossians 1 v 15 cannot therefore be talking about His human manifestation so what does being firstborn of every creature mean?
Was Jesus born as God?
Verse 18 makes it clear this was not the case; Jesus always was, always is and always will be.
According to Revelation He is the alpha and omega, the first and the last.
So Jesus could not have been born as God.
This verse in fact is not talking about actual or physical birth, it is talking about pre-eminence.
It is just saying that Jesus comes before all other things; He is given pre-eminence over all.
Jesus is the most important and most valuable thing in the world, in heaven and in the universe.
Jesus is the be all and end all of everything.
Speak this out today….”Thank you Lord for the truth that we read about Jesus, thank you that He is God and thank you that He was born as a man”.
Colossians 1 v 15….. Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature