WHAT DOES HEBREWS 1:1,2 TRULY MEAN?


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WHAT DOES HEBREWS 1:1,2 TRULY MEAN?


Does Hebrews 1:1,2 teach us that Jesus pre-existed in eternity past? Does verse 2 teach us that Jesus is the creator? What does Hebrews 1:1,2 truly mean in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God? Let us read Hebrews 1:2 by itself first with an emphasis on certain words to make it SEEM as if Jesus is the creator.


Hebrews 1:2.


“Has in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he has appointed heir of all things, BY WHOM he MADE the worlds;” 


Some Christians INTERPRET verse 2 to mean that Jesus is the creator who created the universe and everything that exists. And, therefore, to those Christians, Jesus must be Almighty God Himself because the one true God ALONE is the creator. 

The Oneness Pentecostal Christians interpret the Scriptures, in general, to mean that Jesus is a manifestation of God or that Yahweh the Father “manifested” Himself to become flesh but yet remained the fully Almighty God having two natures at the SAME time, one human, and one divine. So to Oneness Christians Jesus IS one and the self-same BEING as the Father, as in, Jesus IS the Father and the Father IS Jesus because God is ONE God in ONE person.

The Trinitarian Christians interpret the Scriptures, in general, to mean that Jesus is God the Son, the second person of a Trinity Godhead who has always existed without ever having a beginning. Trinitarian Christians believe that the ONE God who ALONE is the creator is ONE God in THREE persons.

Biblical Unitarian Christians, and I myself, believe that Jesus did, indeed, have a beginning. We believe that Jesus came into existence by the spoken word of prophecy being fulfilled or coming to pass as Yahweh Himself PERFORMS His own spoken word of PROPHECY that came forth OUT FROM the MOUTH of Yahweh. We believe that the word LITERALLY became FLESH void of any divine nature and that the Son of MAN, Jesus, was fully HUMAN. In other words, we do NOT believe that Jesus is the CREATOR of the universe. We interpret Hebrews 1:2 as Yahweh the Father Himself as being the creator who made the worlds FOR His Son to INHERIT. Let us read Hebrews 1:1,2 together while emphasizing different words and adding a comment to show the true meaning of a mistranslated word in verse 2. I will highlight the words and pronouns that refer to the Father in orange and the words and pronouns that refer to Jesus in yellow.


Hebrews 1:1,2.


God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 

2.  Has in these last days spoken unto us by His Son, whom He has APPOINTED HEIR of all things, BY (Or more specifically FOR) whom also HE made the worlds;” 


Clearly, anyone with eyes to see and ears to hear can see that Almighty God Yahweh the Father is the CREATOR who created the worlds FOR His Son to INHERIT. For you see, the creator already OWNS everything that He creates. So if Jesus is the creator then he would have already owned the worlds which he supposedly created or will yet create. But yet, these verses of Scripture here in Hebrews 1:1,2 clearly teach us in SIMPLICITY that Almighty God the Father APPOINTED His Son to be the HEIR of all things. The mistranslated word that I am talking about is the English word BY” that I emphasized but I did not highlight. It would be more accurately translated as FOR whom also He speaking of Yahweh the father made the worlds yet to come for His Son to INHERIT.


Here is how E-Sword defines the Greek word translated as “by” in verse 2.


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διά

dia

dee-ah'

A primary preposition denoting the channel of an act; through (in very wide applications, local, causal or occasional). In composition it retains the same general import: - after, always, among, at, to avoid, because of (that), briefly, by, for (cause) . . . fore, from, in, by occasion of, of, by reason of, for sake of, that, thereby, therefore, X though, through (-out), to, wherefore, with (-in). In composition, it retains the same general import


One of the meanings of the word “channel” of an act means a course or method used to bring something in the DIRECTION TOWARD the END. God declared the END from the beginning. God PROPHESIED His word out from His mouth as the method or as the channel of an act to bring His human Son into existence to be highly exalted to be made Lord and God over the earth in the world yet to come for 1000 years. So then, FOR or FOR the SAKE OF God’s Son, Yahweh the Father is the creator of the worlds speaking of originally creating the earth, RESTORING the original earth that BECAME void and empty to become THIS PRESENT world, the world yet to come FOR His Son to INHERIT and rule FOR Yahweh IN the NAME OF Yahweh as the God of the whole earth, and God creating the New Earth at the end of the Millennial reign of Jesus. In other words, the whole PURPOSE of Almighty God Yahweh the Father creating the earth, or more precisely for RESTORING the earth that BECAME void and empty by the WAR between Lucifer and God ALONE and BY Himself, is FOR His Son to INHERIT.

So to me, Hebrews 1:2 does NOT mean that Jesus is the creator. NOR does verse 2 prove that Jesus pre-existed as God’s Son in eternity past. In fact, the context of Hebrews 1:2 actually proves that Jesus did NOT pre-exist in eternity past. Let me show you what I mean. Let us read Hebrew 1:1,2 again while I emphasize different words to show you that God did NOT speak to us through His Son in the Old Testament as the so-called “THEOPHANIES” where supposedly the Son manifested himself as the “Angel” of the Lord.


Hebrews 1:1,2.


God, who at sundry times (Or at a little at a time) and in divers manners (Or at a little at a time, here a little and there a little) spake in time past unto the fathers BY (Or instrumentally through) the prophets, (In others words, Almighty God Yahweh the Father did the SPEAKING to the fathers in the Old Testament TIMES by way of the PROPHETS. Almighty God the Father sent His words down to His prophets by way of His angels. God gave His prophets visions. God gave his prophets dreams. And God spoke to His prophets through the still small voice of His own self-same Holy Spirit. Notice that there was NO Son doing the speaking in the Old Testament times. It was the SAME creator God who created the worlds FOR the now highly exalted glorified Son of MAN to inherit who did the SPEAKING whether it was though one of His prophets or one of His angelic beings. In other words, Almighty God Yahweh the FATHER)

2.  Has IN THESE LAST DAYS spoken unto us BY (Or instrumentally through or by way of) His Son,(Speaking of the Son of MAN, Jesus, who was also a PROPHET, according to Deuteronomy 18:15, Acts 3:22, and Mark 6:3-5)  whom He has APPOINTED HEIR of ALL things, BY (Or for the SAKE OF) whom also He made the worlds;”


Also, know and understand that every word Jesus spoke was put in his mouth by his God and Father, according to the prophecy found in Deuteronomy 18:18. Please notice that I also highlighted the phrase “ALL things” because the English word “things” is NOT in the original Greek text. In other words, there is no “Greek” word in the original text from which the English word “things” can be translated. Please read the LITERAL translation so you can see it for yourself.


Here is the LITERAL translation of Hebrews 1:2.


“On last ones of the days these speaks or these talks to us IN His Son whom He places tenant of ALL through whom AND the eons He MAKES”


Read this verse as if there is a period after the tenant of ALL. In the last days, speaking of this present world and in the world to come, God speaks to the world IN or by way of His Son whom He places HEAD over ALL. And FOR whom God MAKE the worlds, speaking of the world to come and the New Earth after the Millennial reign of Jesus. Now, every Christian agrees that IF Jesus would NOT have obeyed his Father to suffer and die on the cross for the sins of the entire world then there would be NO ALL of whosoever believes to be saved. No Jesus, no salvation. So WITHOUT Jesus, not even ONE person could become one of the ALL of whosoever believes in Jesus because there is no salvation WITHOUT Jesus suffering and dying on the cross. No SLAIN LAMB, no salvation. No slain Lamb, no NEW CREATION created IN Jesus. God chose us to be saved IN Jesus before the foundation of the world. Please read Ephesians 1:3-9. Again, I will highlight the word and pronouns referring to the Father in orange and the words and pronouns referring to the Son in yellow.


Ephesians 1:3-9.


“Blessed be the God AND Father OF our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places IN Christ

4.  According as He has chosen us IN him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love: 

5.  Having predestined us unto the adoption of children BY (Or because of, by reason of, and for the sake of) Jesus Christ TO Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will

6.  To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein He has made us accepted IN the beloved

7.  IN whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace; 

8.  Wherein He has abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 

9.  Having made known unto us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He has purposed in Himself:”


When Christians see that Yahweh the Father ALONE is the creator who is ACTIVELY and presently CREATING a NEW CREATION of righteous people in his OWN image of perfect righteousness then they can see that the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES were MADE BY Jesus and WITHOUT him NOT ANY new creature created IN him is MADE that has been MADE.

Now let us read John 1:3 with God’s NEW CREATION of the ALL of whosoever believes in mind because that is what God's PURPOSE as His good pleasure is BEFORE the foundation of the world.


John 1:3.


All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.”


AGAIN, there is NO Greek word in the original text from which the English word “things” can be translated. The word “things” was ADDED by the translators. So let us read John 1:3 again without the English word “things”.


John 1:3 without the ADDED word “things”.


All were made by him; and without him was not ANY made that was made.”


Now, with God’s NEW creation in mind which is the whole purpose of God’s plan of salvation to save ALL of WHOSOEVER believes IN Jesus so we can be God's workmanship, let us read John 1:3 again with my comments to help you see the TRUE meaning of John 1:3.


John 1:3 without the ADDED word “things” and my comments.


All (Of WHOSOEVER BELIEVES) were made by him; and without him was not any (OF the WHOSOEVER BELIEVES were) made that was made.”


Let us read John 1:1-3 from the LITERAL translation.


“In beginning was the SAYING and the SAYING was TOWARD THE God and God was the SAYING.

2. This was in beginning TOWARD THE God

3. ALL through SAME came to be and apart from SAME came to be NOT YET ONE which has come to be”


There is way too much to point out to you in this study concerning John 1:1-3 so please read the study “WHAT DOES JOHN 1:1-3 TRULY MEAN?” The beginning is NOT the first beginning in eternity past. The beginning is the RESTORING of the earth that BECAME void and empty. The word TOWARD “THE” God has great significance. The phrase “and {a} God was the SAYING” is paramount to understand. The fact that the word is referred to as an IT in earlier English translations needs to be made known to Christians. And all of this is in the study linked above. But for now, let us focus on the ALL of whosoever believes WITHOUT the ADDED word “things” confusing the TRUE meaning of John 1:3.

In other words, the ALL of whosoever believes came to be saved BECAUSE OF the word made flesh who died for the sins of the world. BUT WITHOUT the SAYING being made FLESH to suffer and die on the cross NOT YET ONE of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES came to be that has come to be. To say this another way, not yet ONE saved person has come to be WITHOUT the SAYING being made flesh and the Son of MAN, Jesus suffering and dying of the cross. Now let us see WHO did the creating of the ALL of whosoever believes IN Jesus Christ. Please read the following two passages of Scripture so you can see that Almighty God Yahweh the Father is the creator who creates the ALL of whosoever believes in His Son to be saved to become NEW CREATURES created IN Jesus Christ.


Please read Ephesians 2:4-10.


“But God, who is rich in mercy, for His great love wherewith He loved us, 

5.  Even when we were dead in sins, has (He) quickened us together WITH Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 

6.  And (He) has raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places IN Christ Jesus

7.  That in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through (Or BY instrumentally working together with the ANOINTED Son of MAN)  Christ Jesus

8.  For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God

9.  Not of works, lest any man should boast. 

10.  For we are His workmanship, created IN Christ Jesus unto good works, which God has before ordained that we should walk in them.” 


Again, anyone who has eyes to see and ears to hear can CLEARLY see that Yahweh the Father is the CREATOR who created the ALL of whosoever believes in His Son as the atonement for their sins. We are NEW CREATURES created IN Jesus BY Almighty God Yahweh the Father.


Please read Ephesians 3:9.


“And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world has been hidden in God, who created ALL things by Jesus Christ:”

 

Now please read 2 Corinthians 5:17-21.


“Therefore if any man is IN Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things have become new. 

18.  And ALL (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES. The word “THINGS is NOT in the original text) things are of God, who has reconciled us (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) to Himself BY (Or because of, by reason of, and for the sake of) Jesus Christ, and has given to us (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) the ministry of reconciliation; 

19.  To wit, that God was IN Christ, reconciling the world (Speaking of the ALL of WHOSOEVER believes) unto Himself, not imputing their (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) trespasses unto them; (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) and has committed unto us (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) the word of reconciliation. 

20.  Now then we (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be YOU reconciled TO God. (In Christ’s stead means we are AMBASSADORS standing in the place of Jesus who was the FIRST APOSTLE sent or COMMISSIONED by God to reconcile the world TO God. Can you not see that it is Almighty God Yahweh the FATHER who is doing the WORK of reconciling THE ALL of whosoever BELIEVE to HIMSELF by way of His Messiah, His Christ, His ANOINTED chosen one from among the people whom He PROPHESIED into being?)

21.  For He has made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God IN him.” 


Jesus was the FIRSTFRUITS unto God, according to 1 Corinthians 15:20-28. Jesus is the FIRSTBORN of EVERY CREATURE in the IMAGE OF the invisible God, according to Colossians 1:15-19. Jesus is the BEGINNING of God’s NEW creation, the firstborn of the dead ones, the firstborn among many BRETHREN according to several verses of Scripture which you can read all about in the study “WHAT DOES FIRSTBORN OF EVERY CREATURE TRULY MEAN?” And Jesus was the FIRST human to be made PERFECT, according to Hebrew 5:9 which we will go ahead and read now.


Please read Hebrews 5:9.


“And BEING MADE perfect, he BECAME the author of eternal salvation unto ALL them (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) that obey him;”


And we who BELIEVE and OBEY the teachings of Jesus under the New Covenant written in the New Testament to be conformed in the IMAGE of God’s dear Son will be MADE PERFECT at the coming of Jesus. Being MADE PERFECT means to be given the divine nature of eternal life.


Please read Hebrew 11:39,40.


“And these ALL, having obtained a good report through faith, received NOT the promise: (Speaking of NOT receiving the promise of eternal life and their new glorified immortal bodies as YET, because) 

40.  God having provided some better thing for us, (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) that they (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) WITHOUT us (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) should NOT be made perfect.”


The BETTER thing is that both the dead IN Christ and those who remain alive unto his coming are to be made perfect TOGETHER at the coming of Jesus. Now let us read the words of Jesus in John 17 where Jesus is praying to his God and Father for the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES to be kept and MADE PERFECT to be ONE even as the Father and Jesus are ONE.


Please read John 17:21-24.


“That they ALL (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) may be ONE; AS You, Father, are in me, and I in You, that they (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) ALSO may be ONE in us: that the world may believe that You have sent me. (Speaking of those in this present world left behind to suffer the wrath of God and who SURVIVE might know the Father as the ONLY TRUE God and that they may know Jesus was sent or COMMISSIONED by God to be the Messiah. So the world here is speaking of IN the world to come the unsaved may know that Jesus is the Messiah commissioned by God to be the atonement for their sins. The Jews will be provoked to jealousy when they see Christians being GLORIED with eternal life BEFORE them)

22.  And the glory which You GAVE me I have given them;(As in the promise of eternal life has been given to the ALL of whoever BELIEVES and obeys the teachings of Jesus under the New Covenant written in the New Testament) that they (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) may be ONE, EVEN AS, we are ONE: (The whole of God’s word is about Yahweh the Father and His MESSIAH making ANY MAN whosoever BELIEVES into the IMAGE OF Almighty God the Father and His NOW glorified and made perfect Son of MAN the firstborn of many BRETHREN, the BEGINNING of God’s NEW creation created IN His BELOVED Son, Jesus the Christ)

23.  I in them, and You in me, that they (Speaking of the ALL of whosoever BELIEVES) may be MADE PERFECT in one; and that the world may know that You have sent me, and have loved them, AS You have loved me. 

24.  Father, I will that they ALSO, whom You have given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which You have GIVEN me: for You loved me before the foundation of the world.”


When Christians understand WHY God even created the human race then they will know WHY the Son of MAN needed to die on the cross for the sins of the entire world so that WHOSOEVER of any person who BELIEVES might be saved. Please read all the studies under the heading >>>WHY ARE WE HERE-IS GOD AT WAR?<<< Also, please read all the studies under the heading >>>IS JESUS THE CREATOR?<<<

And below is a complete list of all the studies that I have which show WHY I no longer believe in the doctrine of the Trinity and why I can NEVER believe in the doctrine of Oneness. I assure you that every verse that SEEMS to be saying that Jesus pre-existed in eternity past has another meaning that does NOT contradict any other verses of Scripture in the entire Bible.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you CONTINUE to seek the TRUTH of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.


Your Brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PREEXISTED!


To me, the best way to know the ONE true God in ONE person is to know who Jesus TRULY IS according to the WHOLE word of Almighty God so please read ALL the studies under the heading >>>WHO IS JESUS ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE?<<< and you will see that the Bible itself teaches us that Jesus was CREATED by his God and Father. And if you have any questions related to the correct meaning of certain verses of Scripture on this subject of who Jesus is please read all the studies under the two headings >>>A LIST OF STUDIES ON THE TRINITY!<<< and >>>VERSES USED TO TEACH THAT JESUS PRE-EXISTED!<<< These two headings have ALL the studies that I have on who Jesus truly is according to what the Bible itself teaches us in simplicity. I compiled these three headings to make it easy for my readers to send just one, two, or three links to those you desire to help understand what the Bible itself teaches concerning who Jesus is in the LIGHT of the WHOLE word of Almighty God.

Thanks for reading and may God bless you richly as you continue to seek the truth of the whole word of Almighty God.

 

Your brother in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Brother Mark.

 

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