Question #41: Scripturally prove that Christ created angels and all created things. What is the JW’s view regarding Christ and creation?
Answer: That Christ created angels and all created things is clear in the Scriptures, and besides, creation is a work that is properly attributed only to God. Jn 1:3 states that Christ created “all things” (cf: 10).
Col 1:16 includes all creatures in heaven and in earth, “visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him” (cf: Heb 1:2, 10). The JWs, however, grossly translate Col 1:16 ff as having “other” when it refers to the creatures or creation. Five times JWs in this passage purport that Christ is Himself a created being.
One-Minute Theology with Chaplain T features the question and answer portions of the Systematic Theology courses that were part of my seminary work at Piedmont Baptist Graduate School. I will be posting one Q & A everyday until my ordination council meeting set for February 2014.
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