Jehovah`s Witness/Heb 13:8

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Hello EddieG


Hebrews 13:8
8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.




So If Jesus is unchanging here for he is the same yesterday, today and forever, then this scripture here points to him:



Malachi 3:6
6 “For I the LORD do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed.




Would it not?

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Hi Dave,

Answer is Yes and NO if you consider the contexts of both texts.


Yes in that both Jehovah God and Jesus are faithful to their promises! What they promised to do WILL come true. They will never change on this.

No in that they are NOT the same person as you're alluding to.

Here's the context of Heb 13:8.

The apostle Paul was talking about FAITH - an unchanging and unwavering faith of servants of God (that we ALL should imitate):

“7 Remember those who are taking the lead among YOU, who have spoken the word of God to YOU, and as YOU contemplate how [their] conduct turns out imitate [their] faith.

8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever .

9 Do not be carried away with various and strange teachings; for it is fine for the heart to be given firmness by undeserved kindness, not by eatables, by which those who occupy themselves with them have not been benefited.” (Hebrews 13:7-9)

As our leader and master - Jesus IS the one we should continually fallow for his Faith towards God IS unchanging. His loyalty to God is unquestionable inspite of all the suffering he went through.

Thus "Do not be carried away with various and strange teachings" for "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, and forever"!


Here's the context of Mal 3:16:

“5 “And I will come near to YOU people for the judgment, and I will become a speedy witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against those swearing falsely, and against those acting fraudulently with the wages of a wage worker, with [the] widow and with [the] fatherless boy, and those turning away the alien resident, while they have not feared me,” Jehovah of armies has said. 6 “For I am Jehovah; I have not changed . And YOU are sons of Jacob; YOU have not come to YOUR finish. 7 From the days of YOUR forefathers YOU have turned aside from my regulations and have not kept [them]. Return to me, and I will return to YOU,” Jehovah of armies has said.. . .” (Malachi 3:5-7)

Jehovah has given his warning against "the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against those swearing falsely, and against those acting fraudulently with the wages of a wage worker, with [the] widow and with [the] fatherless boy, and those turning away the alien resident, while they have not feared me,”.

That anyone doing these things He "will become a speedy witness" and against them and they will come to their "finish" for God said:

I am Jehovah; I have not changed

What He said He will do will come true!

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