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Two important points to consider. 1 Jesus is never referred to as the Firstborn of God. He is referred to as the "only begotten of the Father." and "only begotten son". This of course is because Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and this title "only begotten of the Father" is referring to the Incarnation, when Jesus (who ...


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Abraham's first-born son was Ishmael; but God referred to Isaac as Abraham's only son in Genesis 22:12: Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son. Abraham sent his first-born son, Ishmael, away, making Isaac his only son - his only legitimate son, just as God sent his first-born son, Israel, away (after ...


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