Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Christ is the visible representation of the invisible God, the Firstborn and Lord of all creation.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
"In most solemn truth," answered Jesus, "I tell you that before Abraham came into existence, I am."
And now, Father, do Thou glorify me in Thine own presence, with the glory that I had in Thy presence before the world existed.
1 Corinthians 8:6
yet *we* have but one God, the Father, who is the source of all things and for whose service we exist, and but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom we and all things exist.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and to-day--yes, and to the ages to come.
"I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "He who is and was and evermore will be--the Ruler of all."
"To the minister of the Church at Smyrna write as follows: "'This is what the First and the Last says--He who died and has returned to life.
His reply to their accusation was, "My Father works unceasingly, and so do I."
For it is in closest union with Him that we live and move and have our being; as in fact some of the poets in repute among yourselves have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'
He brightly reflects God's glory and is the exact representation of His being, and upholds the universe by His all-powerful word. After securing man's purification from sin He took His seat at the right hand of the Majesty on high,
All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing that exists came into being.