Date of Award


Document Type

Seminar Paper

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Louis Brighton

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Hebrews 3:1; Haggai 1:13; Deuteronomy 18:15; Genesis 16:7-14; Genesis 22:11; Exodus 3:2 ff; Numbers 20:16; Exodus 33:2-3; Matthew 1:20; John 10:30; John 14:9; John 5:18; Daniel 10:13, 21; Daniel 12:1; Ezekiel 1:4-28; Revelation 1:10-16; Genesis 3:15; Acts 3:15; Acts 5:31; Revelation 1:5; Daniel 8:11; Matthew 9:34; Ephesians 6:12; Revelation 12:7; Colossians 3:1; 1 Corinthians 15:23-25; Revelation 12:11; Matthew 12:29; Colossians 1:16, 18; 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Genesis 14:18-20; 2 Samuel 7:11-16;


The attempt here is not to identify Jesus as being on a par with angels, or with an individual angel per se. Indeed, the Epistle to Hebrews discusses the relationship between Christ and angels, making a clear differentiation. The doctrine of Christ's humanity also serves this distinction - "he became man in order to save men." Christ took the form of a man, not of an angel, in order to bring about salvation. The issue of worship demonstrates the same conclusion. Angels are not to be worshipped (see John in Revelation), but the Son is to be worshipped.

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