Jim MacLellan
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Proponents of Arius’ views and even some of his modified views, such as Jehovah’s Witnesses point to our own Bible and point out texts like (you will note that I am quoting from the KJV):

• “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16, KJV 1900); and texts like:
• “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:” (Colossians 1:15, KJV 1900)

The question last week had to do with the first case; the case of the “begotten”. I intend to answer that and also touch on the phrase “firstborn of every creature”. Both are often used in defense of this Arian doctrine.