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Local Calvinist Resolves To Do Whatever The Sovereign Lord's Eternal Decree Has In Store For Him This YearPALM BEACH, FL—After many hours of reflection, self-examination, prayer, and beer, local Calvinist man Michael Konyenbelt resolved last night to do whatever the Lord's sovereign will has decreed for him this year. The post Local Calvinist Resolves To Do Whatever The Sovereign Lord's Eternal Decree Has In Store For Him This Year appeared first on The Babylon Bee. View the original full article
1 Corinthians 15:28
When all things are subjected to Him, then the Son Himself also will be subjected to the One who subjected all things to Him, so that God may be all in all (NASB). A. Those who deny the Lord Jesus is God will sometimes cite 1 Corinthians 15:28. They will point out that the Son will subject Himself to the Father. However, just because the Son does so does not negate Him being God. Functional subjection does not necessitate ontological inferiority (cf. Luke 2:51). 1. NIDNTT: Although completely co-ordinated with God, he remains subordinate to him (cf. 1 Cor. 15:28) (2:80, God, J. Schneider, the underlined is mine).
a. co-ordinate: (1) of the same order or degree; equal in rank or importance (Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, coordinate, page 321). 2. Robert Bowman and J. Ed Komoszewski: if Paul is understood to mean that at the end the Son will change his status by subjecting himself to God, that implies that the Son is not currently subject to God. If Jesus is a creature, inferior to God, is it possible for him not to be subjected to God for even a minute?
Recall the point we made earlier about the Son humbling himself to become a human being for the glory of the Father and the salvation of the lost. In his resurrection, as the "last Adam," Jesus Christ continues to be a man, retaining human nature (Acts 17:31; Rom. 8:11; 1 Cor. 15:45-47; 1 Tim. 2:5), albeit in a glorified, immortal state (1 Cor. 15:42-44; cf. Phil. 3:21). As a human being, the Son still honors and subjects himself to the Father as his God (e.g., John 20:17; 2 Cor. 1:3; Rev. 3:12). In that context, the Son, who is both fully God and fully man (cf. Col. 2:9), rightly and properly subjects himself to God the Father. But this fact about the relationship between God the Father and the incarnate Son does not diminish the Son's exalted status over all creation. He is still "Lord of all" (Rom. 10:12) (Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ, page 263). 3. David Guzik: i. Those who deny the deity of Jesus say this verse proves their point. They take the submission of God the Son as “proof” that He must not be equal in deity to God the Father. But the submission of Jesus to the Father doesn’t come from any inherent inferiority; instead, it comes from the administrative order of the Godhead. A son is always in submission to his father, even if both are “equal” in substance. ii. “The son of a king may be the equal of his father in every attribute of his nature, though officially inferior. So the eternal Son of God may be coequal with the Father, though officially subordinate.” (Hodge) iii. “The Son’s subjection to his Father, which is mentioned in this place, doth no where prove his inequality of essence or power with his Father; it only signifieth what was spoken before, that Christ should deliver up his mediatory kingdom to his Father.” (Poole) iv. Simply put, God the Father will always be God the Father, and God the Son will always be God the Son, and for all eternity they will continue to relate to each other as Father and Son. https://enduringword.com/bible-commentary/1-corinthians-15/ B. That the Son is subject to the Father brings the greatest glory to them both. Thus it is not demeaning at all for the Son but it is in fact the means whereby He receives His His greatest glory. 1. Thomas Charles Edwards: As the willing subjection of the Church to Christ will be its greatest glory, so also the subjection of the Son will be the Son's highest honour. In Christ, in the Church, in every saint, God will fully and ever-increasingly reveal Himself, This is "the glory of God the Father," which is the final purpose attained through the glory of the saints and the Church (A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians, page 420, the underlined is mine). a. Notice that when the Son is worshiped (Philippians 2:10), thereby demonstrating that He is God, "the glory of God the Father" is achieved (Philippians 2:11). C. Revelation 21:22 I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. (NASB) 1. The Lamb is God in that He and the Father will be "all in all." a. Matthew Poole: the immediate fruition of God shall there supply all, God shall be all in all, 1 Corinthians 15:28.
b. John Wesley: He fills the new heaven and the new earth. He surrounds the city and sanctifies it, and all that are therein. He is "all in all." https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/revelation-21.html
c. John Gill: and the Lamb being joined with the Lord God Almighty, shows his deity and his equality with his Father.
The offer of salvation through faith is given to ""all"" who believe. This belief results in eternal salvation:The offer of salvation through faith is given to ""all"" who believe. This belief results in eternal salvation: For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to ""all"" people. Titus 2:11 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that ""whoever"" believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16) For this is the will of My Father, that ""everyone"" who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day." (John 6:40) This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires ""all"" men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. (1 Timothy 2:3-4) The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for ""all"" to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9) For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of ""all"" men, especially of believers. (1 Timothy 4:10) For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to ""all"" men, (Titus 2:11)And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw ""all"" men to Myself." (John 12:32) So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to ""all"" men. (Romans 5:18) For the death that He died, He died to sin, once for ""all""; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. (Romans 6:10) For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive. (1 Corinthians 15:22) For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for ""all"", therefore all died; and He died for all, that they who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. (2 Corinthians 5:15) For it was fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens; who does not need daily, like those high priests, to offer up sacrifices, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people, because this He did once for ""all"" when He offered up Himself. (Hebrews 7:26-27) But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood of goats and calves, but through His own blood, He entered the holy place once for ""all"", having obtained eternal redemption. (Hebrews 9:11-12) By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for ""all"". (Hebrews 10:10) For Christ also died for sins once for ""all"", the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; (1 Peter 3:18)
HEAVEN—A report from the throne room of the Most High God issued Monday indicated that the Lord is unsure how He's going to accomplish His eternal purposes if Republicans lose control of Congress in the upcoming US midterm elections. The post God Unsure How He's Going To Accomplish His Eternal Purposes If Republicans Lose Congress appeared first on The Babylon Bee. View the original full article
1Jn 5:11 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 1Jn 5:13 These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know (*) that ye have eternal life, (*I reckon I could have used the Greek word eidō for those liking to use that form of communication, but decided against it as seemingly having no better manner of affecting our understanding of what it is to know.) But Wait!!! Is eternal life, and incorruptibility two different things? 1Co 15:51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, (Wasn’t I changed back when I was caught up unto God?) 1Co 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (Are there really trumps preceding this last trump?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkttgfPBNnA