They further say, "That is why the Bible calls Jesus "the firstborn of all creation by God, Read Colossians 1:15,16."

But at Nehemiah 9:6 it says, "Thou alone art the Lord, Thou hast made the heavens, The heavens of heavens with all their host, The earth and all that is on it, The seas and all that is in them. Thou dost give life to all of them and the heavenly host bows down before Thee." There is no "ambiguity" in this statement.

Moreover, Jehovah’s Witnesses teach, "Before he/Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Jesus lived as a spirit creature in heaven." They conclude that Michael is none other than Jesus Christ in his heavenly role.

Yet we have at Hebrews 1:6, "And when He again brings the first-born into the world, He says, "And let all the angels of God worship Him." The "Him" here is Jesus Christ. How do Jehovah’s Witnesses reconcile these clear discrepancies?

The "thrust" of my question mainly centers around Nehemiah 9:6. It clearly states the heavenly host/angles bows down and worships Thee/God, period. Since the Jehovah's Witnesses teach God created Jesus and then used him to make everything else, INCLUDING ANGELS and the Witnesses teach Jesus is Michael the arc angel how do they reconcile their teaching with Nehemiah 9:6?

Now, the second part of my question regarding Hebrews 1:6 is another contradiction from what the Witnesses teach and what Hebrews 1:6 is teaching. In this verse the Son is called "first-begotten" (prototokon). Paul said Christ was first begotten or "firstborn from the dead." Colossians 1:18. John wrote the same at (Revelation 1:5) Here "firstborn is an expression meaning Christ's resurrection from the dead.

Prototokon refers to either superiority in rank or first in time. Hebrews 1:5 spoke of Christ as the "begotten" in a quote from Psalm 2:7. the Father said to the Son, "This day have I begotten thee," but the statement refers not to a literal birth. Rather, it points to a position of rank. God later declared of the Messiah, "Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth," Psalm 8927. here "firstborn" suggest being "supreme in rank" rather than "first in time."

In other words, God would make His Son as the Messiah higher than all other kings of the earth and even higher than the angels. This is also why the word for worship in the Greek is "proskuneo" and is used in this verse. It is also used at Luke 4:8 where Jesus said, "It is written, You shall worship the Lord your God and serve Him only." The word is "not" used in the sense of "obeisance" by expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy.

As a side note the founder of the Jehovah's Witnesses Charles Taze Russell taught that Jesus is not Michael the arc angel and He should be worshipped. https://i.imgur.com/0uihs2K.jpg Read it at about the middle of the page.

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    – Ken Graham
    Nov 29, 2020 at 23:48
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    Please edit this to ask an actual question in the question title box. This is not the first time you've written a statement in the question box. You also seem to be asking two basically entirely different questions here.
    – curiousdannii
    Nov 30, 2020 at 12:41
  • @curiousdannii I edited what I posted in the form of a question. Thank You!
    – Mr. Bond
    Nov 30, 2020 at 14:38
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    Second paragraph states “God used Jesus to create everything else including the angels.” God is still the creator. An artist creates a paint brush then uses that brush to create countless works of art. Are the works of art created by the artist or the brush?
    – User 14
    Nov 30, 2020 at 21:56
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    In addition to the flawed premise of the question you are inserting prebuttals that detract from what should be a concise question. What is a prebuttal? An argument presented in anticipation of a critical response.
    – User 14
    Nov 30, 2020 at 22:19


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