First-Born of All Creation

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Here (Col. 1:1515Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: (Colossians 1:15)), as elsewhere (Psalm 89:2727Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth. (Psalm 89:27)), the title of first-born is taken in the sense of dignity rather than that of mere priority of time. Adam was the first man, but was not nor could be the firstborn. How could Christ, so late in His birth here below, be said to be the first-born? The truth is, if Christ became a man and entered the ranks of creation, He could not be anything else. He is the Son and Heir. Just so we are now by grace said to be the Church "of the first-born," although there were saints before the Church. It is a question of rank, not of date. Christ is truly first-born of all creation.