What would you like me to address? Jesus isn't just first, but all.
I think you are referring to me saying, `it strikes at the very heart of the pre-eminence of the Lord Jesus Christ.`
`For by Him all things were created that are in heaven & that are on earth, visible & invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him & for Him. And He is before all things & in Him all things consist. And He.....is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the pre-eminence.` (Col. 1: 16 - 18)
Good to look at what it means.
Pre-eminence - Gk. `proteno` meaning to be first in rank, & from `protos,` foremost in time, place, order, importance, chiefest, first.
I think that gives us a bigger picture than just `first.` Over all those realms, visible & invisible, heaven & earth, & authorities, the Lord Jesus Christ is pre-eminent, in rank, in place, in time, in importance.
Would love to hear your thoughts also on this, Abdicate.