This Come Out Of Her post reviews a video by Biblical Unitarian called Verses Used to Support the Trinity – Colossians 1:15-17.
A friend sent me this video, as they are Unitarians who believe that Messiah came into existence at His birth.
Here’s my feedback about the explanations in the ‘Verses Used to Support the Trinity – Colossians 1:15-17’ video:
Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature.
This video is against the Holy Trinity perspective of the relationship of the Father, Son and Spirit.
I agree that Messiah being the image of God, proves that He’s not the Father.
There are many more verses which prove that Messiah is separate from His Father and subservient to Him; and they prove that Messiah is divine, who was active in creation.
Read The Holy Trinity
Colossians 1:16 For by 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 him, and for him:
He dismisses the clear word ‘all.’ The verse defines what ‘all’ means, things that are in heaven and things that are in earth, visible and invisible. But he only limits it to thrones, powers, rulers and authorities (NIV).
Are thrones, powers, rulers and authorities in heaven? No! Are thrones, powers, rulers and authorities invisible? No! So his limitation is out of context and invalid.
Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
He dismisses that Messiah was before all things and makes it about Messiah having the top position of authority. What things was Messiah before? Verse 16 tells us, things that are in heaven and things that are in earth, visible and invisible.
So he’s removing the declaration that Messiah was before all things that are in heaven and things that are in earth, visible and invisible to defend his unitarian beliefs.
He takes clear statements in Scripture and twists them to remove the meaning. And he cites the NIV instead of the KJV, which is odd for someone who esteems himself as a Biblical scholar, as the NIV is based on corrupt manuscripts which removed some proofs of Messiah’s deity.
It’s interesting that the debate is between the Holy Trinity and Unitarianism, which ignores/hides the option of Messiah being divine, who is the literal only begotten Son of God, who is separate from His Father and subservient to Him.
Read The Holy Trinity