**DOES “FIRSTBORN” MEAN JESUS WAS CREATED?** Ephraim was referred to…
**DOES “FIRSTBORN” MEAN JESUS WAS CREATED?**
Ephraim was referred to as firstborn (Jeremiah 31:9), even though he was the younger (Genesis 41:51–52).
# Jeremiah 31:9
They shall come with weeping, And with supplications I will lead them. I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, In a straight way in which they shall not stumble; For I am a Father to Israel, And Ephraim *is* >>>My firstborn.<<< # Genesis 41:51-52 **51 **Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: “For God has made me forget all my toil and all my father’s house.” **52 **>>>And the name of the second he called Ephraim<<<: “For God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction.” So if your quest is to rob Jesus of His deity, like JW attempt to do, you carelessly overlook the simple fact that ‘firstborn,’ like so many other words, can have a dual meaning. Firstborn, regarding Jesus, in no way implies that He is created, when multiple Biblical writers pen Him as Creator God!