The Supremacy of Christ

( [email protected] ) May 22, 2004 09:41 AM EDT

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (Colossians 1:15)

The question of who Jesus Christ really is has been a hot topic ever since he walked the dusty roads of Israel. Even his own disciples weren¡¯t sure who Jesus was until Peter finally confessed him as ¡°the Christ, the Son of the living God.¡± (Matt. 16:16)

Paul surely agreed with Peter¡¯s confession, but he went even further. He speaks about Jesus as ¡°the firstborn over all creation¡± and ¡°the head of the church.¡± Jesus is the Creator of the universe and the Savior of the world. Even more, in Christ all things hold together, and all things will be reconciled in him.

Describing Christ¡¯s greatness is not easy to do. The Emperor Napoleon put it this way: ¡°You speak of Caesar, Alexander, of their conquests; of the enthusiasm they enkindled in the hearts of their soldiers, but can you conceive of a dead man making conquests with an army faithful and entirely devoted to his memory? Alexander, Caesar and Charlemagne and I have founded empires . . . upon force. Jesus alone founded his empire on love: and at this hour millions would die for him.¡±

Source: Words of Hope