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Is Jesus an angel?

The Bible teaches us that Jesus is not an angel. He is God Himself, and the writer to the Hebrews takes time to explain this very clearly in the whole of chapter one of his book.

He tells us in verses 1-2 that God used to speak through His prophets, but in these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. In verse 3 he says The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by His powerful word. We can see from this description that Jesus must be God, because only God could represent himself exactly. We could not exactly represent God, and neither could the angels!

However, the writer wants to make it very clear to us who Jesus is, and so he continues in verse 4 Jesus became as much superior to the angels as the name He has inherited is superior to theirs. Verse 5 tells us that Jesus is not an angel because God never called an angel “Son”, and verse 6 that God tells the angels to worship Jesus. Again we see that Jesus must be God because the Bible tells us that only God is worthy of worship (Exodus 34:14, Matthew 4:10).

In verse 8 we read this description of Jesus Your throne, O God, will last forever and ever, and your righteousness will be the sceptre of your kingdom, and verses 10-12 say In the beginning, O Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you will remain; they will all wear out like a garment. You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end. These verses are the final proof that Jesus is God, because only God has an eternal throne, only God remains the same throughout time and only God could claim that the heavens were the work of His hands.

If you want to look at other Bible verses that explain who Jesus is, then John 8:58, John 10:30, Titus 2:13, 1 John 5:20 and Matthew 11:27 are all helpful.

All scripture quotations from NIV84