John 1:3 , what do you think?

John 1:3 states “All things came into existence through [Greek dia] him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence”. This according to Trinitarians prove that Jesus is the creator. The other translations used “by” instead of through in John 1:3. So no wonder there’s a confusion. Looking at Strong’s... show more John 1:3 states “All things came into existence through [Greek dia] him, and apart from him not even one thing came into existence”. This according to Trinitarians prove that Jesus is the creator. The other translations used “by” instead of through in John 1:3. So no wonder there’s a confusion. Looking at Strong’s Greek dictionary , it defines dia as

dee-ah'
A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import: - after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) . . . fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through (-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition it retains the same general import.

Notice it states the CHANNEL of an act,THROUGH.

A channel is a “way, course, or direction of thought or action” according to www.m-w.com.
Update: We know that Jesus is the Way. Jesus is therefore the way/channel that God used in creation. Notice the same usage of the Greek word “dia” in John 1:17 – “17 Because the Law was given through Moses”. The Law’s real source and origin is God, not Moses. Moses is used by God as a means/channel to give the laws to... show more We know that Jesus is the Way. Jesus is therefore the way/channel that God used in creation. Notice the same usage of the Greek word “dia” in John 1:17 – “17 Because the Law was given through Moses”. The Law’s real source and origin is God, not Moses. Moses is used by God as a means/channel to give the laws to the Israelites. Moses is not the owner & source of the Law.

The difference of the source and channel is made clear in 1 Cor 8:5 ,6

6 there is actually to us one God the Father, out of whom all things are, and we for him; and there is one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things are, and we through him.

God the Father, Jehovah, is the source (OUT OF (Greek Ek, eX) whom all things are). Greek ek, ex means “A primary preposition denoting origin” . Notice ORIGIN. This word , ek, ex, differentiates God from Jesus. Jesus is the channel “THROUGH” whom all things are but the real source and origin (ek, ex) is the Father.
Update 2: That’s why when the Bible used the word Creator it is SINGULAR not PLURAL. See Romans 1:25 , 1 Pet 4:19, Isa 43:15, etc. Notice creator not creators, is not are, so it is only one not three.
Update 3: Col 1:16 also states “for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. – New Living translation Greek word "en" - A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a... show more Col 1:16 also states “for through him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. – New Living translation

Greek word "en" -

A primary preposition denoting (fixed) position (in place, time or state), and (by implication) instrumentality (medially or constructively), that is, a relation of rest ...

In Col 1:16 it used through/in/by (Greek "en"). Note that Jesus was used as the instrument by God in creating everything. (See usage of en in John 17:19, Luk 11:18 – KJ used through for these cases).

So the Bible agrees that Jesus was used as an instrument/channel through which God created everything.

That’s why in Col 1:15 Jesus is called “of all the CREATION/every creature ” he is the firstborn. It also agrees with Prov 8 where the figurative wisdom (Jesus) is called the master worker.

Thanks.
Update 4: Yes, Jesus has a role in the creation. But it doesn't mean that he is the Creator. Jesus is the channel/instrument used by the Father in the creation. The real source & origin is only one, God the Father. That's why Jesus confirmed that even his source of life is his Father (John 5:26)
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