WHAT HAS RELIGION DONE FOR MANKIND?
are in heaven or on earth . He is their heavenly Father, and as such he precedes every one of his sons. 6 There is one of his heavenly sons whom the Bible calls "his only-begotten Son" . This was the one who became for a time a man on earth named Jesus Christ . In order to return to heaven this only-begotten Son of God died so as to sacrifice his human nature for mankind's restoration to everlasting life, and God raised him from death to heavenly life again as a spiritual Son more glorious than ever before . This glorified Jesus confessed to being the first creation of God . This he did when he gave a revelation to his apostle John and said : "These are the things the Amen says, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation by God ." (Revelation 3 :14, NW; RS; Ro) So he was the chief one of God's creation . (Yg; Mk) Since God created him first, without the co-operation or agency of anyone else, because there were no other creatures then existing, he is rightly called God's "only-begotten Son" . He is also called "the only-begotten god" in these inspired words : "No man has seen God at any time; the only-begotten god who is in the bosom position with the Father is the one that has explained him ."-John 3 :16 ; 1 :18, NW; Ro; Sp; Ly. The eternal Jehovah filled his only-begotten Son with wisdom . He became the very symbol of 6. What did his "only-begotten Son" confess to being,
and so how was he properly the "only-begotten" One? 7. Under what symbol was his creation described in Proverbs, and how was he used and what title was he given?
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