Image of God

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him Colossians 1:15-16

Who Is the image of the invisible God? Of course its Jesus Christ! Immanuel, God in the flesh came to this Earth, born of a Virgin, Born to save us from our sins. Notice it also says “By Him (Jesus), All Things were Created”

When we look at the baby Jesus, this isn’t just another birth. This is God coming into human form to live among us. When you try to comprehend and understand this, you understand the significance of what happened that blessed day when Christ was born. The Creator essentially became created to bring grace and glory to the world

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. Colossians 1:17-18

Now some groups like Jehovah Witnesses will use will use the previous scripture “Jesus is the firstborn” (Colossians 1:15) to say Jesus is not eternal or he was a created being from God. However if you look at verse 17 it answers this mystery. Jesus is the firstborn from the dead , what is it talking about? The resurrection!

Its not saying Jesus was created by God, because we know Jesus is God. Its saying Jesus was physically brought back to life at the Resurrection, the firstborn. Therefor we can inherit eternal life through Christ at the resurrection also!

This essentially is the Christmas story, not just Jesus was born into human form. But he also died for our sins and then was risen from the dead and defeated sin and death forever! Amen!

3 thoughts on “Image of God

  1. Barb Hegreberg

    It is important to remember that Jesus is God is The Holy Spirit. The trinity has always existed. In our humanness it can be hard to comprehend the triune nature of God. We must believe it is true and accept that the Bible is the inspired Word of God.

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