The Son of God v the sons of God

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Dear all, when the writer of Hebrews said:

Hebrews 1:5
5 For to which of the angels did God ever say,
“You are my Son;

today I have become your Father”?

Or again,
“I will be his Father,

and he will be my Son”?

He is not merely saying that Jesus is a son of God.

There are groups which teach that angels are also sons of God.

It is pertinent to note that the writer is quoting Psalm 2. Certain sects will point out to you that angels are also sons of God. Whilst that maybe true, it is important to note that in Psalm 2 another word is used.

If you read verse 7 you will see that the word “bin” used. This word is the same world used in Genesis 6 and Job 1:6.

Psalms 2:7
7 I will proclaim the decree of the Lord:
He said to me, “You are my Son;

today I have become your Father.

However it is important to note this is not the idea which is painted here by the writer of Hebrews and the Psalmist.

If you read on you will see this verse:

Psalms 2:12
12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry

and you be destroyed in your way,

for his wrath can flare up in a moment.

Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

The word “Son” here in Hebrew is “bar” which means heir.

This is the idea painted by the writer in Hebrews and Psalms. You can clearly see it here.

Psalms 2:8-9
8 Ask of me,

and I will make the nations your inheritance,

the ends of the earth your possession.

9 You will rule them with an iron scepter;

you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”

The nations shall be his inheritance.

As such what the writer in Hebrews is saying that Jesus is not a son like the angels but he is the very heir of the Father. He is the Messiah and the appointed king over creation as he is the Godhead in human form.

He is the exact representation of the Father. He is the very nature of God in person.

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