All things were made by him
In John 1:3 we read, “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.” But as Jesus explains (“The power of Love to redeem men from sin and error,”) “John never said that by me were all things created that were created, and that I, as God, came to earth and became an indweller in the flesh. That is a mistake and an interpolation, for I never was God, neither did I ever create any part of the universe. I was only a spirit of God, sent by Him to work out man’s salvation, and show him the only way to the Heavenly Home that God has in keeping for those who receive the New Birth.”
Jesus, whom Helen Padgett described as, “If not God, then the mightiest personage in all God’s universe,” was, his immense glory notwithstanding, a mere progressive spirit–imbued with the Divine Love to a very high degree, but a progressive spirit nonetheless, and as such no different than other human souls. Jesus tells us, (“The Soul - What It Is and What It Is Not,”) “The Father has not revealed to me all the Truths and the workings and objects of His creative Laws, and neither has He given to me all power and wisdom and omniscience as some may find justification for believing in certain of the statements of the Bible. I am a progressive spirit, and as I grew in Love and knowledge and wisdom when on earth, I am still growing in these qualities, and the Love and Mercy of the Father come to me with the assurance that never in all eternity will I cease to progress towards the very fountain head of these attributes of Him, the only God, the All in All.”
A. G. Riddle explains (“Heaven is a Place as Well as a Condition of the Soul,”) that, “While the condition of the soul determined its place of living, yet that place is also existing and real and awaits the coming of that soul in a condition of harmony. In these heavens there is nothing nebulous or impalpable or only a reflection or image of the soul’s condition, but everything is real and substantial and lasting as the eternal hills; and when the soul finds a habitation, it is not the effect of its own condition, but a place already prepared for the habitation of that soul and in accord with its true condition.”
So, when we read in Colossians 1:16, “For by Him were all things created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones or dominions or principalities or powers: all things were created by Him and for Him,” we now know that Jesus himself was directly no part of the creation of any of it; except perhaps indirectly, by the state of his own soul development, which prompted the Father to create suitable Celestial abodes for him as he progressed in the Love as the first human soul ever destined to dwell in the Celestial Heavens. For, as Jesus said (“Jesus’ Supposed Temptation; Water Baptism; Spiritualism,”) “When I commenced my mission I had in my soul that sufficiency of the Divine Love which gave me possession and knowledge that my home was in the Celestial Heavens, a home among the mansions of God which had been created for me by my soul condition.”
For Jesus was the first human to possess the Essence of the Father; and, as a result, the first to have arisen from death to Life, the first to have been resurrected from death to the glories of Immortal Life. Just as was said, only two verses ahead, in Colossians 1:18, “He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He might have the preeminence.”
This content originally appeared on Mark Kramer’s web site divine-love.org, but some years ago he did not renew it and the site has disappeared. This content has been copied from the Way Back machine, as I believe his insights are unique. I have not however tried to reproduce this in the same unique visual style he created, but the words are unchanged.