Jesus’ Nature Archive

How Can the Eternal Son of God Be the “Firstborn over All Creation”?

In his letter to the Colossians, the apostle Paul called Jesus Christ the “firstborn over all creation” (1:15). But how can Christ be both the eternal Creator of all things yet himself be the firstborn? First, in referring to Christ as the firstborn, Paul had in mind preeminence or “prime position.” This usage is firmly […]

Were Mark and Messiah mistaken about mustard seeds?

A tired old canard making the rounds these days is that the gospel of Mark and the God-man Messiah were both mistaken about the size of mustard seeds. The argument is typically framed as follows: Orchid seeds are smaller than mustard seeds. Thus when Mark records Messiah as saying that a mustard seed is the […]

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