Paul never knew Jesus in the flesh! Jesus chose 12 other men, one betrayed him. Saul was a persecutor of Christian’s, then converted and brought his own personal religious ideas to the new religion about Jesus!All of the responders to this question are struggling trying to create a scenario that is false … or struggling with rationalising a false concept.
‘Firstborn of creation’… means ‘The most loved of creation’.
The context is not about chronological birth.
‘Firstborn…’ - the head of …. The most loved … the dearest one ….
Jesus Christ is the firstborn (most loved) of the Father’. Hence Jesus is called ‘Son of God’ and ‘Only Son of God’ because Jesus proved himself to be able to be sinless and follow the commands of God… even to his death like a pure sinless meek lamb.
‘Therefore God set him above his brethren’.
This irreverent idea that Jesus was somehow ‘pre-existent, or ‘born before the ages’ or whatever, must stop if you want to claim you are a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ did not teach that he was pre-existent, nor ‘born before the ages’ simply because he was not.
Anyone who tries to make such claims will struggle later on if they are called to give a synopsis of the life Jesus Christ from his beginning.
One obvious question and point would be ‘Was Jesus God’ because in the beginning there was only God.
The answer is naturally ‘No, Jesus was not God’.
So the next question is ‘If ye wasn’t God - and you agree that he wasn’t - then what was he … or how could he be since God was ALONE.
Trinity has had 2000+ years to create an answer and so far all they have done is created a confused answer!!
Now,,people here are saying that Jesus was God’s first creation….. where did Scriptures say that? ‘Firstborn’….? ‘Firstborn of all creation’… NO!!!!
The verse is translated BY TRINITARIANS who were trying to MAKE THE VERSE SEEM SO and failed if you are a true believer. The verse does not make sense which is why it is being questioned ….
‘Firstborn OF ALL creation’
‘Firstborn of all created beings’
Paul HAS NO IDEA ABOUT PRE-BORN Jesus. Paul is speaking about Jesus IN HEAVEN.
Read everything that Paul wrote and see that he never speaks of a pre- HUMAN Jesus.
Pails first encounter with Jesus was Jesus from Heaven. Paul was a zealot before this.
Paul is saying that Jesus Christ is the FIRST RAISED FROM the DEAD…. That Jesus is the highest of all mankind by being the first tasted from the dead… that Jesus Christ is therefore the HEAD of mankind … which he later says also that Jesus is the ‘Head of the body of the church’.
Yes, the head IS STILL A PART OF THE BODY… and the congregation is HUMAN and so also the head of the congregation is HUMAN.
And just in case anyone hasn’t joined the dots : It would mean to those tho whom I’m addressing this answer, that Jesus would have been the FIRST HUMAN…
And we know that that isn’t true because Adam was the first created human.
Do you see how the false idea finds problems - but the true idea brings rapid positive configurations.
Firstborn (most loved) - not first born (first from the womb)
The trinitarian translators chose to use ‘Firstborn’ instead of ‘First born’ because it aided their attempt to falsify scriptures. But you should be able to see from the context that ‘First born’ does not work - makes no sense as scriptures is speaking of Jesus Christ in Heaven.
Ask yourself: Is if confusing to have two works that, written slightly differently, makes such a difference????
‘Heaven’ and ‘heaven’ (or ‘heavens’)?
Do you know the difference? Do you care? Do you not understand?
Heavens is Sky, Celestial Space, the visible and non-visible universe.
Heaven … is the Spiritual realm… the ‘abode’ of God and angels…
God does not ‘abode’ in the heavens…
Do you ever wonder why there are two terms so similar: ‘Lord’ and ‘LORD’….?
And there are others… YES!! They are chosen so as to confuse the unwary and the ‘self proclaimed Intelligent!!!’.
You were warned of the Wheat and the Tares… they look the same growing but their seed are vastly different.
Context…. Is a tool for separating truth from lie - Wheat from Tares…
Be warned - Be wary - Seek the true word!!