The Creation of Jesus in Colossians 1.16 [1 page]
by Jay Dicken rated at 2.0 (7 votes so far)
Jesus existed within the plan of God “before” the creation, and the plan of creation existed “in” him, and came into being “through” him, though he did not personally “create” the universe. As a reward for his faithfulness, God planned on giving him full control over creation, so in this way it was created “for” him. -- 1 Corinthians 3:11; 1 Peter 1:19, 20
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How Can Jesus' Death Save Us If He Is not God?
by Jay Dicken [1 page]
rated at 1 (out of 5 votes)
The value of Christ's sacrifice lay in his human nature. So to insist that Jesus had to be God for his sacrifice to have value flies in the face of Paul's writings. If it is within the purposes of God to provide salvation by His Son, how can we whose thoughts are beneath His thoughts question and challenge His way of doing things?