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How was everything created through and with Jesus?

Is Jesus really the creator or, perhaps, the "Assistant Creator"?

God’s purpose from the beginning is for the earth to be inhabited and filled with his glory forever.

Isaiah 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

Numbers 14:21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

This glory is to be in the form of men and women, created in his image and given the divine nature, with whom, and in whom, God will live forever.

He made man with free will, so that they could choose to be part of his purpose by voluntary obedience.

Adam and Eve disobeyed and brought sin and death upon themselves and their descendants.

God in his foreknowledge knew that this would happen and so his plan included the fathering of a son, born of a woman, who would rectify the situation.

This special Son would choose to be obedient even unto death and thus provide a way by which sin could be forgiven and faithful men and women raised from the dead and given the divine nature.

Thus we see that the whole purpose of God in creation was and is hinged upon Jesus Christ.

Without him the purpose of God would have failed.

The whole of God’s plan was for the eternal glorification of his Son, but also depended upon him for success.

God in his foreknowledge knew that Jesus wouldn’t fail but that doesn’t take away the magnitude of his victory over his inherited sinful nature of Adam.

We see then that the earth was created for Jesus Christ and will succeed because of him.

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things (has the pre-eminence), and by (because of) him all things consist.

So we read:

Colossians 1:16 For by (because of, on account of) him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by (because of, on account of) him, and for him:

God has therefore had the kingdom in preparation for his Son, and faithful men and women, from the beginning.

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

The glorification of Jesus Christ was also foreseen and prepared in the beginning.

John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

Jesus didn’t literally exist at the beginning, he was foreknown in the same way that all those who will be in the kingdom of God are foreknown.

1 Peter 1:20 ASV who was foreknown (proginosko) indeed before the foundation of the world, but was manifested at the end of times for your sake,

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow (proginosko), he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

Paul explains what is to happen:

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept. 21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming. 24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. 25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. 27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him. 28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

 
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