3.4.14 Jesus Christ as the head of the creation

According to Ephesians 1: 20-23, Christ has been set as the head above all "principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come." As the logos (see 3.4.2) Christ is the firstborn of all creation: "For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible ... All things were created through Him and for Him" (Colossians 1: 16). Through Him, God created the world (Hebrews 1: 2). As the head of the creation, Christ leads mankind, who has become mired in sin, "from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God" (Romans 8: 19-22). This will also be to the benefit of the creation and become reality in the new creation: "There shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away" (Revelation 21: 4).

SUMMARY

Even after the ascension, Jesus Christ is still present on earth in the Holy Spirit. (3.4.13)

The New Testament employs the image of the "body of Christ". It illustrates that the church of Jesus Christ is not merely an institution or organisation, but rather a living organism, led by Christ, the head. (3.4.13)

As the logos the Son of God is the firstborn over all creation. Through Him God created the world. (3.4.14)

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