#STRask: Does Hebrews 1:5 Indicate Jesus Was Created?

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Published on 03/16/2023

Questions about whether Hebrews 1:5 indicates Jesus was created and the difference between the sinful way of testing God (e.g. Matthew 4:5–7) and the right way of testing him (e.g., Psalm 34:8 and John 7:17).


  • How should I respond to a Jehovah’s Witness who points to Hebrews 1:5 (“I have become your father,” in the New World Translation) as evidence Jesus was created?
  • Matthew 4 says it’s a sin to put God to the test, but isn’t there another sense in which we’re supposed to test him (e.g., Psalm 34:8 and John 7:17)? What’s the difference between the two?