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I take εν αυτω as instrumental as in "with Jesus acting as his agent". However, this passage is not talking about making stuff but rather about "founding" the new regime, aka "the regime of his dear son". This is not talking about the making of Genesis 1 but rather of establishing a dominion. God, through his Anointed (designated to rule) has organized a ...


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Simply put, it means that "the Son of [the Father's] love" (cp. Col. 1:13), the Lord Jesus Christ, is omnipresent and therefore God. The apostle Paul writes, «ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα», which is translated as, "The universe was created in him." Of no creature could it possibly be said that the universe (i.e., all creation) was created in him.1 Therefore, by ...



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