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The Messiah is called God!

To make this article more vivid I am using an interlinear so you can see the Hebrew words and the English verses.   I am not endorsing the 'commentary' section just the Hebrew and Greek.

Psalm 45:6 It says, "Your throne O God [Elohim] is forever and ever..."

Interlinear Psalms 45:6


Who is calling the Messiah God or Elohim? According to the inspired text in Hebrews 1:8 the Apostle Paul is: 

Hebrews 1:8 : "And unto the Son He [God] says: 'Your throne, O God, is to the ages of the ages; a scepter of righteousness is the scepter of Your reign."
 
If you read the preceding verses you can see Paul is clearly saying it is God or Elohim Who is calling the Messiah God. Since the Jehovah Witnesses (and Unitarians, etc.) do not believe Jesus is God they say God is calling the throne God! But in Greek it says "...the throne of You..."  "You" referring to the Messiah or Jesus. Peter says false teachers will twist the scriptures and this is an example of that.

See all of chapters 1 and 2 in Hebrews which shows Jesus was not in any way an angel-He created the angels!   

John 12:41 :" These things said Isaiah, when he saw His[Jesus] glory, and spake of Him."

Interlinear Isaiah 6

Interlinear John 12:41

When did Isaiah  see the glory of the Son or Jesus? Read Isaiah 6:1 with John 12:41: "These things said Isaiah, when he saw His [Jesus]  glory, and spoke of Him." Isaiah 6:1-5

Note it says the Seraphim cried out Holy three times for the triune God. The word Lord is "Adonay" emphatic for the God. Isaiah saw the "glory" of Jesus the Son seated on his throne. Remember the Psalm says, "Your throne O God." cf. John 17:5

So Psalms 110 :1 must not contradict these facts from Scripture and visa versa, "The Lord said to My  Lord:" For an excellent commentary on the two "Lords" mentioned in this Psalm see : Examining Psalm 110:1 — A look at Its Implications on God being a Multi-Personal Being and upon the Deity of Christ  

I will be commenting on this at a later time.
Dr. Howard Davis