Colossians 1:15 in Context

 “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation.” (Col. 1:15, NASB)

Many read this verse and get hung up on the term “firstborn”. What does that mean? How is He the firstborn? Jehovah Witnesses believe and teach “that by Christ being the firstborn over all creation, he is actually the first created being through which all other things are created (see their New World Translation).” Mormons believe and teach that “Christ is literally the firstborn child of [the] Heavenly Father and one of his goddess wives