"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 literal existence at his birth through Mary. So, what does this verse mean? Does it mean that God CREATED Jesus? Of what is Christ the beginning?
Existence before creation
Believe it or not, although Genesis 1:1 is the first literal verse in the Bible, it is not the first verse chronologically speaking! The first verse in time sequence is John 1:1, which says that BEFORE the 'beginning' was the Word (the Being who would become Jesus Christ) who was both WITH and WAS God. Verse 3 of John 1 states that ALL things (meaning the entire physical universe we can see and the spiritual universe which we cannot) were made by Christ. John goes even further and declares that there is not one thing (except, of course, God the Father and God the Son) in existence ANYWHERE that does not trace its creation to the Word! Therefore, the first verse of Genesis can rightfully be restated as 'In the beginning Jesus made the heavens . . .'
When do Kinds become Families?
The book of Genesis says that in the beginning God created living creatures after their KIND (Genesis 1:21) but made man after the image of the God kind (of which, at the time, was composed of two God Beings - Genesis 1:26).
A KIND does not become a family until they produce their first offspring who are genetically related to them. According to the online dictionary at Dictionary.com, a woman and a man that are married are technically NOT a family. They only BECOME a family when they produce at least one or more children that are genetically like themselves.
Ephesians 3:14 - 15 is the key passage that helps us answer our question. These two verses state that 'the whole FAMILY in heaven and earth' is named through God. The Bible also states in Romans 8:29 that Jesus is 'the firstborn among many brethren.' As stated previously, KINDS do not become families until the first offspring is produced. When Jesus was resurrected to an external existence he became 'the firstborn from the dead' (Colossians 1:18) and the beginning of the God family. He was the literal transition from God as a KIND to God as a family! Romans 1:14 confirms this when it states that he was "declared to be the Son of God with power . . . by the resurrection from the dead."
God did not create the Being we know as Jesus Christ. He did, however, make him the beginning of his family, a family where EVERY human being has the potential of entering.