Jesus was part of God’s Creation

Colossians 1:15 (ESV) calls Jesus “the firstborn of all creation.” Scholars disagree on what this phrase means, but that is primarily because the doctrine of the Trinity obscures its simple meaning. Trinitarian doctrine states that Jesus is “eternal,” but if that is true then he cannot be the firstborn “of all creation,” because that would … Continue reading Jesus was part of God’s Creation

Proverbs 8 – Jesus is The Beginning and was Begotten by God

There is simply no question that Paul was referencing Proverbs 8, and that he understood it to refer to the Son of God. His use of this unique title for the Son of God, “The Beginning” is a direct quote of Proverbs 8:22 LXX. Paul’s emphasizing the Son’s direct participation in creating all things, including the angelic realm, is derived directly from Proverbs 8:27-30 as well as his statement “He is before everyone,” pointing to all of the “before” statements in Proverbs 8:23-25.

Peter’s First Sermon – Acts 2:15-21

Ten days before Pentecost Jesus ascended to heaven. He had just commanded His Apostles to preach the Gospel to all the nations. Yet, just before ascending, He told them to delay their mission until they received the Spirit's power. "And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to … Continue reading Peter’s First Sermon – Acts 2:15-21