What Does God Require of Us?
Questions for Lesson 3
Who Is Jesus Christ?
Lesson 3.1: Jesus lived in heaven as a spirit person before he came
to earth. He was God's first creation, and so he is called the "firstborn" Son of God.
FIVE, God calls his angels _________________ (Heb. 1:7). In contrast,
God calls Jesus _____ (Heb. 1:8). (Some have tried to translate Heb. 1:8
as, "God is your throne." That would make the Father a chair!
It would also imply that Jesus is better than the Father, since the one
who sits on a chair is superior to the chair! In context, "God is
your throne" doesn't fit. Please check several translations.)
Q: After Jesus is called "God" in Heb. 1:8, what does
the Father call Jesus in Heb. 1:10? __________.
Q: "Carefully examine" and compare Heb. 1:10,11 with
Psa. 102:25-27. Does God quote Psa. 102:25-27 in reference to Jesus?
Psa. 102:25-27 is written about YHWH. Therefore, God calls Jesus _____
by referring these verses to him.
SIX, Psa. 102:26 (Heb. 1:11) shows that creation changes. In
contrast, does Jesus change (Heb. 1:11,12)?
Q: Therefore, could Jesus be part of creation?
Q: Does Heb. 13:8 also shows Jesus is unchanging and, therefore,
NOT part of creation, according to Heb. 1:11?
Heb. 1:13,14 shows Jesus is superior to the angels once more because __________.
SEVEN, In summary of Heb. 1:4-14, we learned that Jesus is "better
than the angels," receives "worship," is called "God,"
called YHWH and is NOT part of creation, since he remains the same. Can
YOU see why it is NOT possible for Jesus to be an angel, namely, Michael
Q: How many Jehovah's Witnesses, do you think, would have come
to the conclusion that Jesus is Michael the Archangel (spirit being), without
the "help" of Watchtower literature, that is, by reading the
Bible alone? ____NONE ____SOME ____ALL.
EIGHT, The Bible teaches that Jesus is ETERNAL, and therefore
NOT AN ANGEL, since angels are created beings. We already noted
Heb. 1:11,12; Jn. 1:3 and Col. 1:16,17, but didn't mention Micah 5:2 /
Acts 3:15; Jn. 8:58 / 1 Jn. 1:2 Rev. 1:17,18. ./ Heb 13:8 / Jn 1:1-2 /
Col 1:18 / Heb 1:8 / Heb 7:3 / Rev 22:13 / Rev 21:6 / Col 1:17