Was Jesus first to be created? Colossians 1:15 firstborn. Christian apologist Kelly Powers examines the false teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses about Jesus being the first to be created, the firstborn from Colossians 1:15. What does the Bible really teach about who Jesus is?
If you are wanting to talk with Jehovah’s Witnesses or you are already talking with Jehovah’s Witnesses, here are a few witnessing tips in how to talk with them. 1. When talking with Jehovah’s Witnesses be gracious, loving, and patient. 2. If you want to know how to talk with Jehovah’s Witnesses get familiar with Christian doctrine, through various Apologetics ministries, and through personal studying. 3. When talking with Jehovah’s Witnesses it is important to be discussion one topic at a time to have a rational conversation. 4. And remember to pray for the Lord to be with you, to help you in sharing your faith, and praying for the Holy Spirit to lead them to the truth of God’s Word. These are valuable witnessing tips on talking with the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have been taught by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society that Jesus is the first of Jehovah God’s creation, and they believe this because of how they view the word firstborn in the Bible. The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has taught Jehovah’s Witnesses to believe that the word firstborn means first created, but that is false and not what the word means.
Firstborn in the Greek is prototokos which means supremacy, higher in rank, preeminence. The word firstborn is used similarly in the Greek New Testament and in the Hebrew Old Testament, in which it has the same meanings depending upon the context of the Scripture. Therefore the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been lied to on what firstborn means, and they are teaching falsely concerning the identity of Jesus in Colossians 1:15.
In this video we look at what the Kingdom Interlinear Translation states concerning Colossians 1:15-17, Exodus 4:22, Jeremiah 31:9, Pslam 89:27, and John 1:3. According to the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society the Kingdom Interlinear Translation is the standard for accuracy for any Bible passage, and is to be used to examine what a verse means. The Kingdom Interlinear Translation is a valuable resource to use when witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Jesus was not created, not the first to be created, but the very One who created all things (John 1:1, 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Revelation 3:14). The Bible states in Isaiah 44:24, John 9:8, that the LORD (Jehovah) alone created all things. The Bible also teaches that the Father is Creator (Isaiah 64:8), the Holy Spirit is Creator (Job 33:4; Psalm 104:30), and therefore unless all three are the Triune God (One God revealed through 3 personages) then there are countless contradictions.
We hope this video is a blessing you and that you share it when witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses and others. There are many other false teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses on Jesus, the Trinity, eternal life, and other things we will examine in time. Things discussed in this video are for you to examine to see if these things are true and accurate. If you have any questions on how to witness to Jehovah’s Witness on this or other Bible verses and topics please let us know.
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