The Supremacy Of Christ To Angels — Aaron Klein
In C.S. Lewis’ work Mere Christianity, he uses a word that we don’t often use in modern English yet is often heard in Christian circles: “beget.” He says, “To beget is to become the father of, to create is to make. And the difference is this. When you beget, you beget something of the same kind as yourself. A man begets human babies, a beaver begets little beavers, and a bird begets eggs which turn into little birds. But when you make, you make something of a different kind from yourself. A bird makes a nest, a beaver builds a dam, a man makes a wireless set, or he may make something more like himself than a wireless set: a statue. If he is a clever enough carver, he may make a statue that is very like a man indeed. But, of course, it is not a real man; it only looks like one. It cannot breathe or think. It is not alive…Now that is the first thing to get clear. God begets is God; just as what man begets is the man.”
If I were to pick a quote that sums up Hebrews 1:4-14, that would be it. It reminds us that there is a difference between Christ and the angels - the angels were made, but the Son was begotten. This makes Jesus superior to them in every way. For the religious cults that claim that Jesus was nothing more than an angel, or the highest created angel (Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons), Hebrews 1 demolishes that theory! What do we read in Hebrews 1:5? “For to which of the angels did God ever say, ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father’”?