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Christ as the beginning of Creation – Revelation 3:14

In revelation 3:14 Jesus is said to be the beginning of creation. What could this mean and what are the implications for Christian theology?
If the Jehovah’s Witnesses are correct then Jesus is the first created being in creation, if traditional Christian theology is correct then Jesus is the supreme power over creation. It is the purpose of this essay to defend the second position based on the possible range of meanings of Greek word “arche” that is translated as beginning. This essay will also provide a brief contextual summary demonstrating that the Jehovah’s Witness interpretation makes no sense within the context of the passage in question.