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Some people say that the “Almighty God stands alone as an eternal and all-powerful being and that Jesus was created by Him" how do we respond to this?

The Lord Jesus Christ was not created by God but is God.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1).

"For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one" (1 John 5:7).

The term "The Word" stands for "Logos" in Greek. It does not mean a word uttered, but it has a linguistic, philosophical and terminological significance. The term "logos" i.e. Logos, is derived from the verb "legw" in Greek, which means reasoning, from which is derived the word "logic" in English. It does not just mean then pronunciation, but rational utterance or reasoning expressed in words. Therefore the term "The Word" means God's Reason expressed or God's wise Utterance. It means both reasoning and utterance together. This is the Son's position in the Holy Trinity. Of course God is not separate from His Reason. God and His Reason are one entity. Since the Lord Jesus Christ is God's Reason and Utterance, He is then God and Eternal, because God's Reason existed with God since eternity. Therefore the Lord Jesus Christ is not created, because any created being only comes to existence after his being created. It is also impossible to say this of God. For can it be imagined that God was without Reason for some time, and then He created Reason for Himself? And how could He do so without having Reason?
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