The Beginning of the Creation of God
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THE BEGINNING OF THE CREATION OF GOD: AN EXPOSITION ON JOHN'S WORDS IN REVELATION 3:14You are welcome to another edition of Insights from God's Word, a Bible study programme that is committed to sharing God's Word by allowing the Bible to speak for itself.
In this edition, we continue with our series on The Godhead. The topic for this study is: "... the beginning of the creation of God": An exposition on Christ's words in Revelation 3:14. The complete message in this text reads: "And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God" (
One of the popular interpretations in regard to the above text within Christendom today is that Christ is the "beginning" of God's creation. That is to say, Christ was the first to be created by God, and therefore He is not eternal or divine in nature. But beloved, this teaching that Christ was the first to be created by God the Father is contrary to the principle of the unity of the entire Scripture (see
Now since the Scripture does not contradict itself, it is clear that the text in
Friends, one clear argument in support of this point is found in the same book of Revelation. You see, in other portions of Revelation, Christ introduces Himself severally in the following divine manner: "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty" (
Besides the above point, the apostle Paul also reinforces the position of Christ's eternal divine nature with these clear words: "16 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: 17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist" (
Friends, how could it be said of Christ that "16 all things were created by him, and for him: 17 And he is before all things" (
From the scriptural passages we have reviewed so far, it is clear that the text in
Exhortation: In the opening lines of his gospel, the beloved apostle echoed the eternal divine nature of the Son of God in the following beautiful words:
1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.
1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made."
Stay blessed and keep shining for King Jesus.
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