The Father Addresses Jesus Christ as The Creator

Hebrews 1:10-12

And: You, O LORD, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; And they will all grow old like a garment; Like a cloak You will fold them up, And they will be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not fail."

This passage is one of the strongest Testimonies in the Bible, to the fact that Jesus Christ is Almighty God.

Here we have God the Father, Who, in direct Address to Jesus Christ (where we have “O Lord” Kurie, in the vocative), says that He is The Creator of the entite Universe.

The Creation of the Universe is the direct Act of Almighty God, and cannot be by anyone who is a lesser being

There is not a single verse in the entire 66 Books of the Holy Bible, that even suggests that God the Father, somehow Created “through” Jesus Christ, as is wrongly taught by some.

Genesis 1:1 is very clear, that in the Beginning of Time, it is GOD, Who Created the heavens and the earth, which is the entire Universe. This is by direct Creation, and NOT “through” anyone

The passage in Hebrews, is from the Old Testament, Book of Psalms, where Creation is the Word of Almighty God.

I said, "O my God, Do not take me away in the midst of my days; Your years are throughout all generations. In the beginning thou, O Lord, didst lay the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands.They shall perish, but thou remainest: and they all shall wax old as a garment; and as a vesture shalt thou fold them, and they shall be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail” (Psalm 102:24-27, in context)

Here we have “ʼêl” (God), in the masculine, singular, which is used many times for Almighty God in the Old Testament. As we can see in places like Genesis 14:18, “the Most High ʼêl”; 28:3, “And ʼêl” bless you”; Exodus 6:3, “ʼêl” Almighty”; Isaiah 45:22, “I am ʼêl and there is no one else”, etc, etc.

The fact that the Father Addresses Jesus Christ, as THE CREATOR, and uses the Old Testament passage, where Creation is the Work of Almighty God, leaves no doubt to the honest mind, that Jesus Christ is 100% COEQUAL with the Father.

In verse 6 we read of the Command by the Father, to WORSHIP Jesus Christ, which is also clear that Jesus Christ is Almighty God.

In verses 8 and 9, according to the strict Greek grammar used, the Father says to Jesus, “Your Throne O God is for ever and ever...this is why O God, your God…” Here we have a direct address made by the Father to Jesus, as GOD. It is nonsense to suggest, as some do, that the reading in English should be, “God is Your Throne”, which the Greek grammar does not even support!

In verse 10, much has been made, by the wrong understanding of the Greek preposition “di'”, in the supposition, that God the Father Created “through” the Lord Jesus Christ.

This can be seen in Evangelical Greek Grammar’s, like that by H E Dana and J R Mantey, where they comment on this Greek preposition, used for Jesus Christ:

Although dia is occasionally used to express agency, it does not approximate to the full strength of hupo. This distinction throws light on Jesus' relation to the creation, implying that Jesus was not the absolute, independent creator, but rather the intermediate agent in creation. see Jn.1:3; Heb.1:2" ( A Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament, p.102)

This error is also followed by the theologian, Dr George E Ladd, who wrote, "John asserts that the Logos was the agent of creation. He is not the ultimate source of creation, but the agent through whom God, the ultimate source, created the world. This same theology is expressed in Paul's words: that all things come from (ek) God through (dia) Christ (I Cor.8:6; see also Col.1:16)" (A Theology of the New Testament p.242. 1977 edition)

The Greek preposition, “diá”, originally meant, “two, between”. This is how the Greek poet, Homer uses this preposition, writing in the 8th century BC

Through, by means of, by virtue of, by the help or working of” (Richard John Cunliffe; A Lexicon of Homeric Dialect, p.91). "By the help or working of", where two or more can do something, by equal participation, where there is no need to distinguish between the work done. And, “Mutual operation: with one another” (Henry Smith [G Crusius]; A Complete Greek and English Lexicon for the Poems of Homer, page, 106. 1871 ed.

The meaning clearly is, “together with”, as is clear in Paul’s use of “diá”, in Galatians 1:1;

Paul, an apostle not from men nor through man, but through (dia) Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead". The Greek for the latter part is, “alla dia Iêsou Christou kai theou patros”. Notice that Jesus Christ is here mentioned first, and then the Father. Paul here uses the one Greek preposition, “dia”, to govern the whole clause. Some would have expected Paul to have written, “of (ek) God the Father, and through (dia) Jesus Christ. But this is not the case here. Paul is here saying, that his Apostleship has, not the calling of mere men, but by the Highest Authority, that of BOTH the Lord Jesus Christ, and God the Father. The use of the Greek preposition, “dia”, as given by Homer, “Mutual operation: with one another”, is perfectly suited here. The verse, then, has the meaning, “...jointly through Jesus Christ and God the Father...”.

In Hebrews 2:10, we have this same Greek preposition, “diá”, used for the Father in Creation.

For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect the author of their salvation through sufferings”

In this verse, we have “for whom”, and “through whom”, in the Greek, the same preposition, “diá”, in the same genetive form as used in 1:2, for Jesus Christ, “through whom also He made the world”, as in John 1:3.

Are we to conclude from Hebrews 2:10, that someone Created the Universe THROUGH the Father? Can this someone be the Lord Jesus Christ, as Creation is also BY Him?

Surely, the meaning of diá”, in these cases, must have the meaning of TOGETHER, as BOTH Jesus Christ, AND God the Father, are JOINT-CREATORS!

It is also very clear, from Verses like Job 35:10, “where is God my Maker”, where the Hebrew for “my Maker”, is the masculine plural construct, “‘ō·śāy”, literally, “my Makers”. And, Isaiah 54:5, “ "For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the LORD of hosts”, where “your Maker”, is in the Hebrew, “‘ō·śa·yiḵ”, also the masculine plural, “your Makers”. And, Psalm 149:2, “ Let Israel be glad in his Maker”, again, in the Hebrew, “bə·‘ō·śāw”, literally, “in their Makers”, etc. It cannot be said, that the use of the plural, is to show “plural of Majasties”, which is the false argument used by the Jews, and others, for the use of the masculine plural, “ʼĕlôhîym”, GOD. We also have, as in Isaiah 51:13, “That you have forgotten the LORD your Maker”, where the Hebrew is, “‘ō·śe·ḵā”, literally, “your Maker”, which is in the masculine singular construct. The singular, like the plural, will also denote the “Majesty” of Almighty God!

In Genesis 1:1, we have, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth”, GOD being in the masculine plural, “’ĕ·lō·hîm”. In Genesis 1:26, we have the Speaker, Who is “’ĕ·lō·hîm”, say, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness”. Here we have “na·‘ă·śeh”, “let US Make”, and, “bə·ṣal·mê·nū” “in OUR Image”, and, “kiḏ·mū·ṯê·nū”, “in OUR Likeness”, all in the PLURAL form. NOT, “plural of Majasties”, but, showing that there is more than One Person, Who is The Creator.
Why would the Holy Bible use the PLURAL “’ĕ·lō·hîm”, for the One True GOD, when it could easily have used either, “˒ēl”, or “˒ĕlōah”, both being in the SINGULAR? A few examples will clearly show, where the use of the SINGULAR, “˒ēl”, is used for the MAJESTY of God.

2 Samuel 22:33, “This God (˒ēl) is my strong refuge and has made my way blameless”

Psalm 18:2, “The LORD (yehôvâh) is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God (˒ēl), my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower”

Psalm 90:2, “Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, from Everlasting to Everlasting you are God (˒ēl)”

And, the SINGULAR, “˒ĕlōah”;

Job 27:10, “Will he delight himself in the Almighty (shadday)? will he always call upon God (˒ĕlōah)?”

Isaiah 44:8, “Fear not, nor be afraid; have I not told you from of old and declared it? And you are my witnesses! Is there a God (˒ĕlōah) besides me? There is no Rock; I know not any.”

These clear examples show that the argument of the PLURAL being used for the MAJESTY of God, is very much FALSE, and based on a theory to try to “answer” the use of the PLURAL for the God of the Holy Bible.

It is abundantly clear, that God the Father knows that Jesus Christ is Almighty God, and so speaks about Him, and addresses Him. This is the Highest Testimony on the Person of Jesus Christ!

In this chapter of Hebrews, we have Two distinct Persons, Who are EQUALLY called GOD.