J. N. Loughborough
Moreover, he [Christ] is the beginning of the creation of God.
The language does not necessarily imply that he was created; for the
may simply signify that the work of creation, strictly speaking,
was begun by him. Without him was not anything made. Others, however,
and more properly we think, take the word (for beginning in Greek) to
mean the agent or efficient cause, . . . understanding
that Christ is the agent through whom God has created all things, but
that he himself came into existence in a different manner, as he is
called the only begotten of the Father. --J. N. Loughborough,
Insert A-1, Lest We Forget, Volume 4, Number 2, Second Quarter, 1994.
for Bro. Loughborough. Answers the question: What serious objection
is there to the doctrine of the Trinity?