note: All Scripture quoted is from the King James translation:
Colossians 1:18 KJV And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
In my studies I have noticed that Paul referred to Jesus as the firstborn.
Colossians 1:15 Romans. 8:29, Hebrews. 1:6.
Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation,
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Hebrews 11:28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
Hebrews 12:23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,
I have wondered if Paul, was referring to being dead to sin or being dead physically and being resurrected to eternal life, Something even more elusive to me?