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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When Did the Son of God Come into Existence?
by Ray Faircloth [10 pages]
rated at 1.6 (out of 6 votes)
The vast majority of the Scriptures provide no support at all for a doctrine of literal “pre- existence.” For instance, from the entire Hebrew Scriptures only Genesis 1:26; Proverbs 8:22, 30 and Micah 5:2 have been advanced in any attempt at such proof. Yet in the Christian Greek Scriptures there is no hint of pre-existence in Matthew, Mark, Luke, Acts, Romans, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, James, 1 and 2 Peter, 1, 2 and 3 John or Jude.