The Christian says, “No,” the Jehovah’s Witness says, “Absolutely.” They point to Colossians 1:15 in which Christ is referred to as, “...the firstborn of all creation.” as scriptural evidence that He was the first created being. However, the Christian counters with Psalm 89:27 where speaking of David it says,

“And I will make him the firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth.”

Was David the firstborn of the sons of Jesse? No! He was the youngest, what is going on here?


The Greek word for firstborn is a term that refers not to creation, but preeminence. Just as David was the most preeminent or highest ranked son of Jesse, Jesus is the preeminent Son of God.