Heb. is an abbreviation for Hebrew or the book of Hebrews.
The nature of Jesus as described in Hebrews is always as the son of God! Greater than angels in position and power, but lesser than the Almighty God Jehovah!Hebrews 1: AMPLIFIED BIBLE
3He is the sole expression of the glory of God [the Light-being, the [c]out-raying or radiance of the divine], and He is the perfect imprint and very image of [God's] nature, upholding and maintaining and guiding and propelling the universe by His mighty word of power. When He had by offering Himself accomplished our cleansing of sins and riddance of guilt, He sat down at the right hand of the divine Majesty on high,
[Taking a place and rank by which] He Himself became as much superior to angels as the glorious Name (title) which He has inherited is different from and more excellent than theirs.
5For to which of the angels did [God] ever say, You are My Son, today I have begotten You [established You in an official Sonship relation, with kingly dignity]? And again, I will be to Him a Father, and He will be to Me a Son? [II Sam. 7:14; Ps. 2:7.] Jehovah gave Christ a nature of which the angels will never attain and that is of "incorruption" & "immortality" of which 1 Cor. 15 states:1 Cor. 15: AMPLIFIED BIBLE
45Thus it is written, The first man Adam became a living being (an individual personality); the last Adam (Christ) became a life-giving Spirit [restoring the dead to life].(A) 46But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual. 47The first man [was] from out of earth, made of dust (earthly-minded); the second Man [is] the Lord from out of heaven.(B)
....50But I tell you this, brethren, flesh and blood cannot [become partakers of eternal salvation and] inherit or share in the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable (that which is decaying) inherit or share in the imperishable (the immortal). 51Take notice! I tell you a mystery (a secret truth, an event decreed by the hidden purpose or counsel of God). We shall not all fall asleep [in death], but we shall all be changed (transformed) 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the [sound of the] last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [in Christ] will be raised imperishable (free and immune from decay), and we shall be changed (transformed).
53For this perishable [part of us] must put on the imperishable [nature], and this mortal [part of us, this nature that is capable of dying] must put on immortality (freedom from death).
--OF GREAT interest is it should be noted that Christ is the very 1st to be given incorruption and immortality as he was raised a spirit ---THEN THE "little flock" of Luke 12:32 are granted the same in due time , BUT the nature similar to that of Jehovah God , does not in any way give Christ & others the position to be worshipped
if you will examine Jesus's teachings in the four books Matt.,mk,lk,&jn you will see that the god he taught us about was not a trinity. where does he ever refer to god the holy spirit? John chapter 15 and 17. GO read the bible. The holy spirit is everywhere Acts 2, Matt 3 and so on. Better use the KJV, its the purist. Nowhere in the entire bible will you find the word "Trinity" the teaching was invented in the 4th century, and is completely unscriptural.
Moses reminded the Israelites that ?Jehovah our God is one Jehovah.? (Deuteronomy 6:4) Jesus Christ repeated those words. (Mark 12:28,?29) Therefore, those who accept the Bible as God?s Word do not worship a Trinity consisting of three gods in one.The true God is one Person, separate from Jesus Christ. (John 14:28; 1?Corinthians 15:28) God?s holy spirit is not a person. It is Jehovah?s active force, used by the Almighty to accomplish his purposes.?Genesis 1:2; Acts 2:1-4, 32, 33; 2?Peter 1:20,?21. According to Jesus himself, he is not god. So Trinity is bunked.
Matthew 19:17, Mark 10:18 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God.
Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
John 8:40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God.
John 14:28 My Father is greater than I.
John 20:17 I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
Acts 17:31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
1 Corinthians 11:3 The head of Christ is God.
1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
Colossians 3:1 Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus
Answer also: The word "Trinity" does not appear in the Bible. The Holy Scriptures tell us the personal name of the Father-Jehovah. Consider John 1:18 "No man has seen (Almighty) God at any time. The Word (Jesus) was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we behold his glory. (John 1:14." ) How then, could the Son be part of Almighty God? John also states that the Word was "with" God" But how can an individual be with someone and at the same time be that person? At John 17:3, Jesus makes a clear distinction between himself and his heavenly Father. He calls his Father "the only true God." And toward the end of his Gospel, John sums up matters by saying: "These have been written down so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God." (John 20:31) Notice that Jesus is called, not God, but the Son of God. This additional information shows how John 1:1 should be understood. Jesus, the Word, is "a god" in the sense that he has a high position but is not the same as Almighty God. If you are not sure what the Bible writer John was really saying about the relationship between Jesus and Almighty God, you could turn to another Bible writer for information. Consider Matthew, regarding the end of this system of things, he quotes Jesus as saying: " Concerning that day and hour nobody knows, neither the angels of the heavens nor the Son, but only the Father." Jesus says that the Father knows more than the Son does. If Jesus were part of Almighty God, however, he would know the same facts as his Father. So then, the Son and the Father cannot be equal. Also consider Psalms 90:2, Acts 7:55 and Colossians 1:15, they confirm the truth about the Father, the Son and the holy spirit. (see What Does the Bible Really Teach on Jehovah's Witnesses official website)
As God, He is eternal without beginning or end. As the man who became Jesus the Christ, many now point to a fall birth between mid-late September and early-mid October of the year 5/4 BC (Jewish New Year during this period and the year changes). Some suggest it was on the Feast of Trumpets of that year. He had a 3 1/2 ministry started when He was about 30 (Luke 3:23). One must remember that our modern calendar has a 1 year calculation error when 1BC became 1AD forgetting the year '0.' Some scholars place His death from crucifixion on the Wednesday after Passover (Jewish Feast days begin on the sunset before and end at the following sunset. So His arrest and trial was on Tuesday night or the start of Passover). This would have been on 27 April 31 AD
There are two ways of answering this question - they are concerned with:
1. Rising from the dead to a human form again - i.e. the resuscitation of a dead corpse to a living human that would one day die again.
2. Resurrection in its true sense - the rising to life of a corpse, not as a human being but as a glorified physical and immortal existence.
1. Resuscitation of a corpse to human form:
John's gospel chapter 11 vs 38 - 45 relates the incident in which Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead despite having been "dead four days."
In Mark 5 Vs 35 - 42 we see Jesus responding to a plea for help from the chief of a synagogue to help his sick daughter. On the way to see the girl, Jesus is informed that she has already died. However, to the consternation of the grieving family and crowd Jesus enters the house, took the girl's hand and commanded her to rise. She immediately rose to the astonishment of all gathered there.
Others rose from the dead before him
1 Samuel 28:11, 14 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said, Bring me up Samuel .... And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel.
1 Kings 17:22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.
2 Kings 4:32-35 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times.
2 Kings 13:21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.
Matthew 9:23-25 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
Luke 7:12-15 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
Luke 9:30 And, behold, there talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias.
John 11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.
2. Resurrection in its true sense
Yes, Jesus was the first person to resurrect.
All the people above whom Jesus rose from the dead lived as humans and then, afterwards died as do we all. In other words, Jesus resuscitated a corpse to a normal human again. However at jesus' resurrection this was anything but a resuscitation of a corpse. This involved bodiliy resurrection to a glorious body that could materialise and dematerialise at will and yet could eat as a normal body. In this way Jesus was the first to be resurrected. Paul testifies to this in many of his letters. Thus, by his glorious resurrection jesus is leading the way for all those who believe in him to be with him... in glory.
Jesus Christ is the only man, so far, to be raised from the dead, IMMORTAL. The rest of God's children will be "reborn" in their order:
"...But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept (died)... for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. But every man in his own order: CHRIST THE FIRSTFRUITS; afterward they that are Christ's AT HIS COMING." (ICor.15:20-23)
"... the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and WE SHALL BE CHANGED. For this corruptible MUST PUT ON INCORRUPTION, and this mortal MUST PUT ON IMMORTALITY." (I Cor.15:52-53)
What is this, Charmed?
No, there are no magic spells in the bible. Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: (7:7-8) Ask, and it shall be given you."
Mark Twain said there are "upwards of a thousand lies" in the Bible. But this is probably the biggest. How many desperate, frightened, broken-hearted parents have watched their children die while begging God to help? Another Answer Mark Twain does not have the final say Jesus does.