Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Self-Harmony of the Bible - 5 (Part Fifteen)

Was Jesus Made Higher or Lower Than the Angels?
            Hebrews 1:4 (NWT) states: “[H]e has become better than the angels to the extent that he has inherited a name more excellent than theirs.” However, Hebrews 2:9 (NWT) says: “[W]e do see Jesus . . . made a little lower than angels.” This is “clearly” a contradiction . . . if we ignore the fact that Hebrews 1:4, which, while coming before Hebrews 2:9, describes the glorification of Christ, which comes after the lowering described in Hebrews 2:9a. Therefore, Jesus was both made lower than and then higher than the angels.

Is Jesus the Light of the World?
            Jesus, John 9:5 (NWT) reports, said: “As long as I am in the world, I am the world’s light.” The skeptic, though, foolishly says that this cannot possibly be so, for Jesus said at Matthew 5:14 (NWT): “You are the light of the world.” The skeptic, however, cannot find any scripture that shows that both statements cannot be true; rather, it is clear that Jesus’ followers are also the light of the world on account that Jesus taught them.

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