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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
1:15 Who is - By describing the glory of Christ, and his pre - eminence over the highest angels, the apostle here lays a foundation for the reproof of all worshippers of angels. The image of the invisible God - Whom none can represent, but his only begotten Son; in his divine nature the invisible image, in his human the visible image, of the Father. The first begotten of every creature - That is, begotten before every creature; subsisting before all worlds, before all time, from all eternity.
Col 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God. He came in order to reveal the Father in his own person. See Joh 14:10 Heb 1:3. The love of God is revealed in Christ. He was the visible representative of the invisible God. The firstborn of every creature. The thought is that he existed before creation began; born of God instead of being created by the divine fiat; born before any creature was called into existence. The passage does not say that he was the first created, but the first-born. He was before creation. See Joh 1:1,2.
Mike's comment on 2013-09-19 08:45:56:
Jesus is the Son of Jehovah the Most High God, only true God, the almighty God, the Sovereign Lord.
Robert Ross's comment on 2013-02-03 11:44:53:
Paul first emphasizes that Christ is completely God and man. When we look at Jesus we see who God is.
Darnell's comment on 2012-11-17 14:22:43:
Did anyone notice that the verse says 'image' of God? Last time I checked the image of something or someone was not the same as being that thing or someone.
Elder Vann's comment on 2012-08-01 13:57:39:
According to to all these Bible scriptures and the Hebrew prophets there is no Son of GOD who is not also! GOD(Hebrews1:6-13) because if he is not God manifest in the flesh then he's not the son of God either (1Timothy 3:16)Psalms 100:2 says know ye that the Lord he is God" How many Gods do you think there are? To say that Jesus is separate from God contradicts the words of Jesus himself (StJohn10:30) even the Devil knows there's one God and trembles, to believe there's more than one God is to be a heathen(Deuteronomy6:4 (James2:19) (Isaiah 9:6_(40:3..6(44:6..8)(45:20..23)(Psalms110)Revelation 22:3..5 tells us int the end there is no more curse but the throne of God and of the Lamb is in it that concludes the whole prophetic word of redemption, once the son ship is over! Jesus Christ in his eternal glory is the eternal God.
Ricky's comment on 2012-01-01 18:04:12:
Have you ever thought that this may mean in one accord. If Jesus is God, then explain Matt 3:17, is he referring to himself? What about John 1:14, John 14:28,1 Corinth 11:3 and of course John 3:16? So tell me if Jesus is God, then when Jesus was a baby, who was over the universe?
Fernando's comment on 2011-11-25 18:12:21:
Jesus is God because He is One with His Father.
Jonathan White's comment on 2011-11-19 00:59:56:
I completely agree with Kelly!
Kelley's comment on 2011-06-27 15:33:49:
Well I know that this scriputer shows that he is the first born of all creations and he is the visble image of the invisable God! Jesus is seprate from God he is the SON of GOD.
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