Many religious societies have tried to understand God but in their failure to use the yardstick or measurement stated in the scriptures, had used their own measurement to determine and also to give meaning to God. I have some friends whom I always fish out to chat with, these friends who because of their penchant to give meaning to everything they do not understand, have gone overboard by hitting themselves ‘below the belt’.
The watchtower popularly known as the ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’ in their desire to purge Jesus of who he exactly is; decided to eradicate, exterminate, annihilate Jesus of his title as God and so asserts the following in their book REASONING FROM THE SCRIPTURES Pg. 209 that Revelation Chapter 14 They postulates that Jesus was the first to be created by God, He God then used him to create the other things. This is what they say about Jesus, I quote from their Bible The New World Translation:
“Jesus Christ the only begotten Son of God, the only Son produced by Jehovah alone. This son is the first born of all creation. By means of him all other things in heaven and on earth were created” “And to the angel of the congregation in Iaodicea write: These are the things that the Amen says, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation by God – (NWT).
What is the meaning of CREATE? The Oxford Advanced Learners dictionary defines the word as: ‘To make something exist or happen“, and the noun Creation is ‘the act or process of making something that is new, or of causing something to exist that did not exist before’.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses are at it again; The Greek word translated “beginning” is “arche” which means “ORIGIN OR SOURCE”. Jesus is the source; of all created things, He is the “Arche” or origin of all creation; that is all creation came by and thru him. THERE IS NOTHING CREATED OR MADE WHICH WAS NOT MADE OR CREATED BY JESUS” John 1:3 states “All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made” (K. J.V).
All things where made or created by Jesus. Please can somebody tell me what ‘all things’ mean? Don’t you think all things mean some things? No! All things mean all; and if all things mean ALL, then John 1:3 means that ALL THINGS WHICH WERE CREATED WERE DONE BY HIM, if all things were done by Him then that excludes Jesus, BECAUSE HE WAS NOT CREATED and the ‘all’ is to tell you that he was not included as he could not have created himself. Jesus EXISTED.
The ‘Jehovah’s Witnesses’ changed ‘the beginning of the creation OF God’ to ‘the beginning of the creation BY God. The words “OF” and “BY” are two different words and have different meanings, but whether it is ‘by’ or ‘of. Jesus is the ‘ORIGIN OR SOURCE OF ALL CREATION.’
Dear Friends, please I expect you to ask questions and add or subtract to the lessons that our posted. That helps us to go deeper and understand the lesson well. God bless you.