STUDY SERIES: Erroneously understood verses to teach Yeshua is God

HEBREWS 1:10 - THE SON IS NOT THE CREATOR

 

(Hebrews 1:8a, 10)

8 But to the Son He says…

10 And:

“You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth,

And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

11 They will perish, but You remain;

And they will all grow old like a garment;

12 Like a cloak You will fold them up,

And they will be changed.

But You are the same,

And Your years will not fail.”

 

ERRONEOUS UNDERSTANDING

The writer of Hebrews (believed by many scholars to be Paul) supposed that The Son is the Creator who laid the foundation of the earth and made the heavens with His hands. However, let us understand that this verse is simply a quotation from the declaration of David recorded in the 102nd chapter of Psalm, and that the writer of Hebrews has taken the statement of David out of context - the same mistaken understanding that is also evident in verse 8.  

 

IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

In order to pinpoint the accuracy of Hebrews 1v10 in referring to The Son as the Creator, we need to compare this with the source text quoted (Ps. 102:24-28) which was stated by David. Did David refer to The Son of God as Him who created the earth and the heavens?

 

(Psalm 102:24-28)

24 I said, “O my God,

Do not take me away in the midst of my days;

Your years are throughout all generations.

25 Of old You laid the foundation of the earth,

And the heavens are the work of Your hands.

26 They will perish, but You will endure;

Yes, they will all grow old like a garment;

Like a cloak You will change them,

And they will be changed.

27 But You are the same,

And Your years will have no end.

 

Paul,believed to be the Hebrew writer, excluded in his quotation verse 24 that points to God as the One witnessed by David as the Creator who made heavens and earth with His hands. Instead, he credited The Son to be The Creator. Which is logical to accept, David's testimony or the misinterpretation of Paul? It would only be logical to point to David's original testimony.

 

Why are we sure that David did not mean The Son to be The God who created heavens and earth? Because in his prophecy concerning The Son (or The Messiah) he clearly pointed out the fact that it is not Him who is God but the One who anointed Him:

 

(Psalm 45:7)

7 You love righteousness and hate wickedness;

Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You

With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.

 

The God whom David recognized - the same Creator of heavens and earth, is not the One anointed but the One who anointed. As The Savior is the One anointed referred by David, therefore, it could not be Him whom David referred as God - the same One who is also The Creator!

 

Could it be that David recognized The Son also as God?

 

(Psalm 86:10)

10 For You are great, and do wondrous things;

You alone are God.

 

David could not recognize The Son to be God also because he only recognized one God, the same and only God who anointed The Messiah? The Messiah himself, whom David prophesied and whom Paul has mistaken to be the Creator, can confirm who is the ONLY true God:

 

(John 17:1-3)

Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should[a] give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

 

The Messiah pointed to The Father as the only true God - meaning there is no one else other Him! He did not point to himself nor to The Holy Spirit as also Gods or persons of God. Who could disprove this testimony of The Christ Yeshua himself!

 

We have just proven how dangerous it is to jump into a conclusion that The Son is The God and Creator by referencing to Hebrews 1:10 without considering the source text. That would only lead to a dangerous and illogical conclusion for it would conflict with the teaching of the Prophet David as well as of The Savior. If The Savior taught that believing in The Father to be the only true God is eternal life, then no one should dare question it nor teach anything that go against it.

 

(John 8:32) 

". .. the truth shall make you free.”

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