This month we’re taking a look at the Book of Hebrews at Calvary. From the beginning of Hebrews, the supremacy of Christ is firmly established. (You would think that this would have put to rest any non-Trinitarian cults’ assertion that Jesus is not divine). The first thing I want to know about any ‘denomination’ that calls themselves Christian is whether or not they accept the view of God as a Holy Trinity. If not, I run in another direction because that tells me they fail to believe and teach one of the most important doctrines of Christianity that both affirms the deity of Jesus and firmly establishes the power of the Holy Spirit.
Let’s look at God’s Word as written in the beginning verses of Hebrews:
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
For to which of the angels did He ever say, “YOU ARE MY SON, TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN YOU”?
And again, “I WILL BE A FATHER TO HIM AND HE SHALL BE A SON TO ME”?
And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says,
“AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM.”
And of the angels He says,
“WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS,
AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE.”
But of the Son He says,
“YOUR THRONE, O GOD, IS FOREVER AND EVER,
AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER IS THE SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM.
-Hebrews 1:1-8 (NASB)
Now a look at a verse from Colossians:
For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. – Colossians 2:9 (KJV)
Both the KJV and NKJV use the word Godhead; others such as the NASB use the word Deity. I prefer the term Godhead because it implies a plurality within one God.
Why would God our Father refer to His Son as God if He were not the same? Understandably, the Trinity is a difficult thing to comprehend from a mere mortal perspective because it is a term used to describe the nature of God. The fact that the word is not present in the scripture does not diminish its validity at all; the term was later coined to describe God and offer some human explanation for the nature of God as witnessed in the scriptures in three persons, yet one. Clearly, these verses alone establish the divine nature of our one true God as He reveals Himself in three distinct persons. I accept the divinity of Jesus because He is my savior and His words are 100% truth. More from the study notes later. May God bless you as you strive to know His Word better!