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Published on Feb 2, 2014
Sorry, but no Genesis act of creation here in this passage.
Here is what Paul is talking about:
16 ...in Him ALL THINGS were created BOTH IN THE HEAVENS AND ON THE EARTH... = 20 ...through Him to reconcile ALL THINGS to Himself... WHETHER THINGS ON EARTH OR THINGS IN HEAVEN...
The truth of the matter is right there before your eyes in the immediate context.
In verse 18 it says, "so that he might COME TO BE first in all things." It would be utterly nonsensical to say this about a Genesis Creator. It only makes sense of someone who was promoted to this position. Read what the verse says. Jesus is the FIRST-born out of the dead and for that reason he is FIRST in all things.
Being reconciled to God means being a new creation. God raised Jesus far above all thrones, dominion, rule, authority, and power and all things whether in heaven or on earth are Headed up in Christ because in him God reconciled the kosmos to Himself. For this reason, the firstborn out of the dead is before all all things and in him all things stand together - the Kingdom of the Beloved Son (v. 13).
Compare creation-reconcilation here to the same motif at 2 Corinthians 5:17-19.