1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,I find the passage majestic, and unusually clear in indicating that Christ is subordinate to the Father, looks like Him (His "express image"), is seated at His right hand, and has inherited glory from the Father, who begot Him. I find it succinct and beautiful.
2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
3 Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
4 Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they.
5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tonight my family's New Testament reading took us to Hebrews 1. My boys were struck with the clear language about the distinct nature and roles of the Father and the Son, and wondered how it could be squared with modern versions of the Trinity concept. I didn't have a good answer for them - maybe some of you do. Here's the passage:
Posted by Jeff Lindsay at 10:18 PM