The freewill chick tried to tell me that not all are IN CHRIST… so I quoted Colossians 1:16 to her. She blew it off by saying “Oh no, it’s not all are created IN Christ, it’s all are created BY Christ!!!”.
I didn’t know how to respond… as she uses the King James bible… which does say BY… but I use the Concordant Literal which says IN.
BEHOLD… I PULL A RABBIT OUT OF MY HAT…
Look how many prepositions Paul uses in Colossians 1:15-20… he is just PUMMELING us with prepositions: IN, BY, THROUGH, OVER, OF, FOR, BEFORE, — It’s like Paul knew the freewill chick was hanging out there in bushes, ready to attack.. so Paul gave us enough ammo to deal with it.
13 Who rescues us out of the jurisdiction of Darkness, and transports us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
14 in Whom we are having the deliverance, the pardon of sins,
15 Who is the Image of the invisible God, Firstborn of every creature,
16 for IN Him is all created, that in the heavens and that on the earth, the visible and the invisible, whether thrones, or lordships, or sovereignties, or authorities, all is created THROUGH Him and FOR Him,
17 and He is BEFORE all, and all has its cohesion IN Him.
18 And He is the Head of the body, the ecclesia, Who is Sovereign, Firstborn from among the dead, that IN all He may be becoming first,
19 for IN Him the entire complement delights to dwell,
20 and THROUGH Him to reconcile all to Him (making peace THOUGH the blood of His cross), THROUGH Him, whether those ON the earth or those IN the heavens.