Study 03: Christ Before the World

Christ existed before the world

A spiral-shaped galaxy in the universe. with blue and orange spirals and a bright yello center.

Almighty God (Father) is from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 90:2). Long before mankind’s time, God devised a plan and created His Only Begotten Son, Jesus, who was the firstborn of every creature. Together, the Father and His Son created everything else in the universe, including mankind, as is evidenced in Genesis 1:26.

After mankind had been in existence for some time, God sent Jesus to earth to bring a message of hope and a new covenant to mankind. When Jesus completed this job that his Father had given him, he was crucified, raised back to life by his Father, and returned to be with his Father again in the highest of the heavens, where he had been before coming to earth. To read more about the endearing relationship of Jesus and God His Father, the respect that Jesus has for his own Father, and the delight the Father had in His Son, which began even before the rest of the creation was made, see Proverbs 8:22-36.

Study 03: Christ Before the World

John 6:38, 62
Christ went back to where he came from. He came down from heaven and ascended again to where he was before.

John 17:1-5, 24
Christ existed with God before the world was. To exist before the foundation of the world means the Son has been around for a very long time.

Colossians 1:12-18
The Son is the firstborn of every creature. By him and for him were all things made, both in heaven and on the earth. This shows he was involved in the creation. Also see 1 Corinthians 8:6 and John 1:3.

Revelation 3:14
God created the Son, the firstborn. Also see Revelation 1:5, which shows who this “faithful witness” is.

John 1:14-15
Christ has seen God and taught about Him. Jesus was begotten by God, not by flesh. John the Baptist, who prepared the way before Jesus, acknowledged Jesus’ existence before John himself.

Proverbs 8:22-36
Jesus (wisdom) was with the Father, helping with the creation. Also see Acts 13:29-34, which refers to the resurrection. Also see Psalm 2.

Hebrews 2:9
Jesus was with his Father before, and then was made lower than the angels when he became flesh and blood.

Additional references for further research:

  • Ascension of Isaiah 10:7-34, in the Apocrypha.
    This detailed story shows Jesus’ descent, his birth from Mary, his crucifixion, and his ascent back into the 7th heaven.

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