He ranks higher than everything that has been made. He existed before creation began. Jesus was not created by God because all things were made through Jesus and there was nothing made that He didn't have a part in making.
The True Believer is Safe and Secure in Christ Forever Personal assurance and the enjoyment of my so-great salvation depends on my knowledge of the absolute certainty of the promises of God. The story is told of a western traveler in the pioneer days who came one winter night to the banks of a wide river.
He had to get across but there was no bridge. The river was coated with a sheet of ice but he did not know how safe it was. After much hesitation he gingerly tested it with one foot and it held.
Night was coming on and he must get across. With many fears and with anxious care he crept out on hands and knees, hoping to distribute his weight evenly on the uncertain ice.
When he had gone some distance painfully and slowly he suddenly heard the sound of horse hoofs and joyful singing. There in the dusk was a man happily driving a wagon load of coal across the ice, being pulled by a muscular horse. The man was cheerfully singing as he went.
He knew the ice was safe and he had no fears. Both of these men were absolutely safe on that ice. The ice was thick and solid.
It could have borne twice that weight easily. One man was in fear and doubt because he did not know how safe he was and did not realize how solid and thick the ice was.
The other man enjoyed his ride across the frozen river because he knew without any doubt that the ice would hold and that the foundation under him was solid and safe. A true believer is safe and secure in Jesus Christ.
No foundation could be any more safe or solid 1 Cor. The problem is that some believers are not familiar with the statements and promises of God concerning their absolute security in Christ and therefore they are not in the place to fully enjoy their so-great salvation.
It is to help such people that these pages are written. May our security in Christ cause our hearts to greatly rejoice: The more I realize how safe and secure I am in Christ, the more assurance I will have and the more I will be able to enjoy my relationship with Christ.
Sadly, there is another class of people who have a sense of false security. They think that they are safe when they are not safe at all. They think they are on solid ground when they are actually on sinking sand.
Their situation would be like the person who thinks the ice is thick and walks out on it, only to have it give way under his feet, plunging him into the icy waters.
Some have false security because they think that their good works will earn them entrance into heaven. Others have false security because they are trusting in some religious system for their salvation.
Anyone who trusts in anything or anyone other than Jesus Christ and Him alone is not safe!He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or .
THE LORD OUR GOD, THE LORD IS ONE. When viewed without bias or preconceived ideas, the Bible reveals quite a lot about the structure of the Godhead. Invisible Man is a novel by Ralph Ellison, published by Random House in It addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing African Americans early in the twentieth century, including black nationalism, the relationship between black identity and Marxism, and the reformist racial policies of Booker T.
Washington, as well as issues of individuality and personal identity. Colossians Parallel Verses. King James Version Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: Darby Bible Translation who is image of the invisible God, firstborn of all creation; Rosalind Goforth— How I Know God Answers Prayer.
Cross References. Psalm Colossians - He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.
The idea that God created Jesus just does not agree with the Bible. Jesus was not created by God because all things were made through Jesus and there was nothing made that He didn't have a .