Much damage has been done by so-called translators using words that have no place in the text.
God did not make the world or universe through Jesus, He made the ‘ages’.
Insisting on reading world or universe creates great disharmony with remaining scripture.
How God could make these things through Jesus, when Jesus wasn’t born yet is bewildering. John writes, ‘in the beginning was the logos’, not Jesus. If we insist on placing Jesus, ‘in the beginning’, we are not accepting what has been inspired by God, but some other source.
There is no verse placing Jesus ‘in the beginning’ anywhere! Approx 4 bc Jesus was born of Mary fulfilling many prophecies.
What does it mean by “Through” in Hebrews?
As Jesus was part of God’s plan from the beginning, nothing was intended to reach the fullness of God’s creative action by itself.
Man is only ‘made in God’s image’ in Jesus. On his own, certainly after the so-called fall, man was anything but in God’s image. Jesus called out the Jews saying their father was the devil - meaning, figuratively, they were not following after God’s image as intended. Indeed as has been pointed out by Paul, we are not capable of choosing God on our own.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desires John 8:44
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life Eph 2:10
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ Eph 2:13
put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him Col 3:10
The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Col 1:15
Certainly we are not remotely in God’s image alone, but only in and through Christ.