He Is Before All Things – Part 1

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 

‘And he is before all things’ He is an eternal being (Isa. 7:14; 9:6-7; Mic. 5:1-2; John 1:1-2; Heb. 1:8; Rev. 1:8-11; Ps. 90:2). The person who was to be born in Bethlehem of the tribe of Judah of the nation of Israel was to be God – an eternal Being “whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting” (Mic. 5:2; Isa. 9:6-7; John 1:1-3, 14; Heb. 1:8; Rev. 1:8; 2:8; 22:13). As man He had a beginning, was begotten, and was brought into being; but as God, He had no beginning, was not begotten, and did not come into being From John 1:1 we see the following: “In the beginning [dateless past] was the Word, and the Word [Jesus] was with God, and the Word was God [part of the Trinity].”

From Acts 13:33 we see Psalm 2:7 quoted: “Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.” This refers to the incarnation when the second person of the Divine Trinity took a human body to redeem (Php. 2:5-11; Isa. 7:14; 9:6). It was when God had a Son through Mary (Matt. 1:18-25; Luke 1:35; John 1:14). This happened on a certain day: “This day have I begotten thee” (Heb. 1:5-7). Therefore, we cannot say that God had a Son before this time. This proves that sonship in connection with God had to refer to humanity and not deity.

To be continued…

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