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Struck By Scripture (Hebrews 3:1-4)

I took a logic course in college which helped me learn to appreciate the art of argument and debate. In particular, I love a good syllogism. Two valid premises create an unbreakable conclusion. The writer of Hebrews employs this technique in a very simple way. See if you can identify the syllogism.

1 Therefore, holy brothers,you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him,just as Moses also was faithful in all God’shouse. 3 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses–as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. 4 (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.) (ESV)

Did you find it? Good job if you did. Here it is:

Premise #1: Jesus is the builder of the house (3:3)

Premise #2: The builder of all things is God (3:4)

Necessary conclusion: Therefore, Jesus is God.

This is the second location up to this point where the writer of Hebrews has subtly taught that Jesus is God.

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