COLOSSIANS 1:15-20The first Creation
|The Old Creation||Parallel in Hebrews||The New Creation|
|Col 1:15a - He is the image of the invisible God||1:3 - 'He bears...the very stamp of His nature...'||Col 1:19 - '...in Him all the fulness was pleased to dwell'|
|Col 1:15b - He is first in time and rank over Creation||1:6 - 'Let all God's angels worship Him'||Col 1:18b - 'He is the beginning...first-born...pre-eminent'|
|Col 1:16a - Creation was made subject to Him||1:2 - '...the heir of all things'||Col 1:18b - '...in everything He might be pre-eminent'|
|Col 1:16b - Creation was made through Him||1:2 - '...through whom He also created the world'
see also 2:10
|Col 1:20a - '...through Him to reconcile to Himself all things...'|
|Col 1:16c - Creation was made to Him||2:10 - '...for whom and by whom all things exist...'||Col 1:20a - '...to reconcile to Himself all things...'|
|Col 1:17a - He is above everything with regard rank and supremacy||1:2 - '...the heir of all things...'
2:8 - '...He left nothing outside His control...'
|Col 1:18a - 'He is the [authority] of the Body, the Church'|
|Col 1:17b - He sustains Creation continually||1:3 - '...upholding the universe by His word of power'||Col 1:18a - 'He is the [source] of the Body, the Church'|
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