For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Note 5 at Col 1:16: The reason that Jesus is preeminent (Col 1:18) over all creation is that He is the Creator. This includes things in heaven and things on earth, whether visible or invisible. Christ created the material universe as well as thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers. These refer to the various ranks of angels. Instead of Jesus being an angel, as some cults teach, Jesus is the Creator of angels, and as such, angels are commanded to worship Him (Heb 1:6).
If Jesus is only an angel, as the Jehovah's Witness cult teaches, then angels are guilty of committing a most serious sacrilegious act by worshiping Him (Heb 1:6). Furthermore, if Jesus was a created creature as some cults teach, then angels are guilty of creature worship. Ne 9:6 states that angels worship Jehovah. This again is proof of the deity of Christ.
Note 6 at Col 1:16: Jesus created all things, whether visible or invisible. This is referring to all things whether physical or spiritual.
Note 7 at Col 1:16: These four levels of authority (thrones, dominions, principalities, and powers) include physical and spiritual kingdoms. Of course, all physical kingdoms are inferior to Christ, but so are all spiritual forces, whether angelic or demonic. Principalities and powers were specifically mentioned in Eph 6:12 as different levels of authority in Satan's kingdom (see note 6 at that verse).
Note 8 at Col 1:16: Everything was not only created by Jesus but for Jesus. Re 4:11 says it this way: "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created."
Even spirits that are now demonic were originally created for God's pleasure. This reveals that God did not create these spirits the way we now see them. There has been a rebellion among spirit beings that has produced their depraved natures and actions. God did not create them that way.
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