The superiority of Jesus Christ and, thus, of Christianity carves through the book of Hebrews like water in a vast canyon, starting with these majestic words, “He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power” (Hebrews 1:3).
These are some of the grandest ascensions known in biblical literature about the person and nature of Jesus Christ. At the risk of mixing metaphors, they rise like Colorado fourteeners alongside John 1:1-14 and Colossians 1:15-20.
The writer of Hebrews argues that Jesus is superior to the prophets, angels, Moses, and Joshua. He is also the superior high priest who calls us to a superior walk of faith.