Was Jesus CREATED?
Is God a Family?
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Some believers think that the Word, Jesus Christ, was a created being. Revelation 3:14 is one scripture that is wrested in attempt to support this position.
"And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;" (Revelation 3:14, KJV)
This verse has been twisted to mean that the Amen, the Christ, who is also the Beginning, the Alpha as well as the Omega, came into being at his birth. It is true that Revelation 3:14 does not say that Jesus is the beginner of the creation but the beginning of the creation. So what does this verse mean? Of what is Jesus the beginning? In Ephesians 3:14-15:
"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named."
The whole family goes by the name God. Jesus Christ is the beginning of the God family. He is the “. . . firstborn among many brethren" (Romans 8:29). Before Jesus' birth, God was not a family with shared genetics. Before the birth of Jesus God (Elohim) was a kind of being.
Do Kinds become Families?
In the beginning, "God created . . . every living creature after their kind . . ." (Genesis 1:21). The first two dogs were not a family, but a kind. Once they produced offspring they became genetically related, but each a different genetic mix of the first two. In the beginning God (Elohim) was a kind of being. There were two beings of that kind, but only one kind. As it is written:
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." (John 1:1)
Are Angels related?
The angels are not really God Kind. They have one god-like attribute (spirit composition), but not "God genetics." It even would seem that they do not have genetics at all or at least are not a genetic mix, but were all individually created as it says of Lucifer "Thou [wast] perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, . . . " (Ezekiel 28:15). Possibly each of the various angel kinds are genetic clones.