The Preeminence of Christ

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” (Colossians 1: 15) Image is defined as a physical likeness or representation. How can Christ be a physical representation of an invisible God? In His own words Christ states, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father…” (John 14:9) Quite frankly this is beyond my comprehension. The authors are describing more than the physical sense of sight. Most certainly that was true for the Son of God.  Notice again the words of Christ “… the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.” (John 12:50) Could it be that our spiritual being has comparable “senses” to that of our physical self?

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him (Colossians 1: 16-19) Christ is much more than than a world champion … more than a super bowl ring owner … first place in everything! And the Father sent him to ” …  reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross.” That’s a BIG DEAL! And Christ was the only one who could do it. Accept no substitutes.

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