Adhering to man-made doctrines, stops people from finding the real truth of God. Believing that Jesus was/is, the Word of God is the first and most blinding mistake. and sadly almost everyone believes this lie. It blinds them to all other Scripture, for when the foundation is wrong, the rest of the building will also be wrong.
So when one gets the fundamental teaching wrong, the rest will fall wrong in their understanding. ..or rather, lack of understanding.
Many Scriptures say that Jesus IS THE BEGINNING. Yet we find that people claim that Jesus is the Word. But see the same Scripture also says that Jesus is the ENDING. Now, why do they not follow through and learn what or how he is the ending...ending of WHAT?
Jesus was NOT a created being. He was BORN just as we are. He was NOT created by Jehovah. No Scripture teaches this. So then what is he the beginning of? What creation is he the beginning of ?
It is not saying that Jesus was created. It is saying that he is the beginning of the creation of God. So what is the creation of God? Gen 1:26...Let us make man in our likeness and our image.
So who was God speaking to here? To Jesus, but not way back in the start of a universe. It is not speaking about that creation.
It is speaking about when Jesus brought forth the only begotten Son of God, in God's likeness and image, THE DAY GOD RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD. Romans 1:4.
Acts 13...THIS DAY HAVE I BEGOTTEN YOU....THE DAY GOD RAISED JESUS FROM THE DEAD.
That Day the first man was made into the likeness and glory of the Eternal God. Adam was created in the likeness of God, a glorified being, to start with. He was not a MAN, BEING MADE INTO THE LIKENESS OF GOD.
I know it is hard for most of you to see this, but perhaps some true Sheep of God out there can hear the voice of truth.
Adam was not a man, who was later made into the image of God. He was an anointed cherub, in the likeness of God, who FELL into sin and therefore FELL FROM GRACE AND GLORIFICATION. He went from life to death.
Jesus and all other humans go from death to life....at our resurrection.
We are given a portion of this when we receive the Holy Ghost, but the fullness is when our body is redeemed into glorification. That is when our dust man is made into the image of God.
Jesus was the first one of us to accomplish this, by his perfect EARTHLY life.
He was the beginning of dust men being made into the image of God. This was the day he was resurrected. This was the beginning of fulfilling Gen 1:26. From then on, Jesus does this begetting of sons of God. He gives us the HG and he resurrects us into glory.
This is how he fulfilled the command of God, who said to him, in prophecy, Let US make man in OUR LIKENESS and our image.
But he was not created as was Adam. He was created a new creature into the heavenly world, at his resurrection. We are created into a new creation in Christ Jesus, the very same way. Jesus was the first of the New heaven and the new earth. On the Day of Pentecost, others came into this new heaven and new earth. Jesus put them there. Glory for his truth.