This is one of several New Testament verses describing Christ as the beginning or first-born of God’s creation:

14 “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation. (Revelation 3:14)

As such it needs to be considered with the other similar verses, where there is more context to explain what the New Testament writers mean by this language.

The key passage here is Colossians 1, which is the most accessible of Paul’s explanations of the two creations in the Bible – the old creation and the new creation, and Christ’s position as firstborn from the dead, so firstborn of the new creation:

How is Jesus “firstborn of all creation” (Colossians 1:15)

Other answers worth consulting include:

Does “beginning” in John 1:1 refer to Genesis and the old creation, or to Christ’s work and the new creation?

Is “In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth” (Hebrews 1:10) about God or about Jesus?

Explain Hebrews 1:2 “by whom also he made the worlds.”

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