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Jehovah's Witnesses believe that Jesus is God's only direct creation, and that it was Jesus who created all other things:

Since all created things had a beginning, there was a time when God was alone. Countless ages ago, however, God became a Creator. Who was his first creation? The last book of the Bible identifies Jesus as “the beginning of the creation by God.” (Revelation 3:14) Jesus is “the firstborn of all creation.” That is so “because by means of him all other things were created in the heavens and upon the earth, the things visible and the things invisible.” (Colossians 1:15, 16) Yes, Jesus was the only one directly created by God himself. (Who Is Jesus Christ? on wol.jw.org)

We see this most clearly in the Jehovah's Witnesses translation of Colossians 1:15-16:

Colossians 1:15-16 (NWT) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; because by means of him all other things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the things visible and the things invisible, whether they are thrones or lordships or governments or authorities. All other things have been created through him and for him.

But Isaiah 44:24 says that it was Jehovah who created all things by himself: note the last line of Isaiah 44:24 which says that no one else was with Jehovah, probably speaking primarily about humans, but also angels and other spiritual beings, which would seem to preclude God co-creating with Jesus.

Isaiah 44:24 (NWT): This is what Jehovah says, your Repurchaser,
Who formed you since you were in the womb:
I am Jehovah, who made everything.
I stretched out the heavens by myself,
And I spread out the earth.
Who was with me?

How do the Jehovah's Witnesses reconcile Isaiah 44:24 with their belief that Jesus is the only direct creation of God and it was Jesus who created all other things?

Question based on various revisions of this now deleted question by Mr. Bond.

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  • A point of order. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not actually teach that Jesus created all other things but that Jehovah created all other things by means of Jesus. Jesus is not a co creator but the agent or instrumentality through whom Jehovah the Creator worked.
    – user 14
    Jan 29, 2020 at 3:06
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    @Kris Sure, that's the kind of explanation I'd be looking for in answers.
    – curiousdannii
    Jan 29, 2020 at 3:08
  • Do you think bond will return? I wish he had not taken our efforts to help as being disrespectful. I have a sense that he may not use English as his first language. I admire his efforts to participate but he has a short fuse and likes to rant. I’m working on an answer.
    – user 14
    Jan 29, 2020 at 3:28
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    @Kris. Well your sense is wrong. I'm a full blooded American. Served in Vietnam in 1968, been a Christian now for 57 years, been married 51 years and have 3 daughters. Been in apologetics for 56 years. One of my main mentors was Dr. Walter Martin. I'm conversant about the cults and occult. Have had formal and informal debates with people in the cults including the Witnesses, Mormons, Unitarians, etc. Been on the radio in Los Angels (KKLA) years ago discussing the Word of Faith religious movement, i.e. Kenneth Hagin, Copeland and others. Lastly, I do frequent other sites and I like this one.
    – Mr. Bond
    Jan 29, 2020 at 4:14
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    @curiousdannii Well thank you! And none of this has anything to do with what Kris said, "disrespect." It was more of a matter of "frustration." You have and others have edited my post and I did not complain. So let's put this one behind us until you "frustrate" me again. Lol.
    – Mr. Bond
    Jan 29, 2020 at 4:34

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