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Shepherd’s Conference (a conference for Pastors and Preachers) was a few weeks ago with the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the theme of “We Preach Christ.” Some of you who were not there still was able to enjoy the General Sessions because the Conference graciously livestreamed them. However the various seminar sessions are what some people are looking forward to whether you were in the conference or not since they were more specific and occurred simultaneously with other seminar sessions. Since there are 19 of them they are something that’s going to take some to time for me to listen through!
I know the official Shepherd’s Conference website says “Media Coming Soon” but the Audio MP3s of the seminar sessions can be downloaded by clicking on the title of the sessions below:
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Posted in Apologetics, biblical theology, Book Review, christian apologetics, Christianity, Christology, Crossway, historical theology, Jesus Christ, Reformed, Reformed Theology, Stephen Wellum, systematic theology, Theology, Trinity, tagged Christology, Crossway, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Stephen Wellum, systematic theology, Theology on January 10, 2017|
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My first book review for 2017!
Stephen J. Wellum. God the Son Incarnate. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, November 30th 2016. 480 pp.
5 out of 5
Purchase: Westminster | Amazon
This book is a part of Crossway’s Foundations of Evangelical Theology series. I appreciated the series overall and this work on Christology is now among my top favorites in the series. It is quite a meaty work and reading it was no small undertaking. Reading this book makes me appreciate just how much Christian scholarship exists and how much that I still need to tap into. I learned a lot reading this book. In my opinion I think Stephen Wellum’s work is ideal as a seminary text book and for those who desire to seriously study the doctrines related to Christ more deeply. In this review I am going to first summarize each parts and chapters of the book and end with some brief constructive criticisms.
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Posted in Amazon Prime, Christianity, Christology, Jesus Christ, Ligoner Ministries, RC Sproul, Reformed, Theology, tagged Amazon Prime, Christ, Christology, Jesus, Jesus Christ, RC Sproul on December 21, 2016|
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I’m excited by what I found this evening! For those of you who have Amazon Prime Ligoner Ministries have made a teaching series by RC Sproul available titled “What Did Jesus Do?: Understanding the Work of Christ.” It is a series of Twelve 23-Minute Messages. with over 4 Hours of Teaching. On their website they sell the DVD series for over 40 dollars so if you have Amazon Prime this is something edifying and worthwhile.
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For last week’s post, please see: Christology: Deity and Eternality, Part 7
In His providence (refers to the active implementation of God’s plan on earth so that his purposes would be realized). His works of providence is holy, wise, and powerful in preserving and governing all His creatures and all their actions (John Frame, Systematic Theology, 141).
In His providence, we are able to see at least a few major areas that are flushed out: preservation/sustenance, concurrence, and His government. I will also add God’s providence seen via His Word. For a short recap, preservation/sustenance is the idea of God maintaining order. Concurrence is the notion that God is involved in every action that takes place. Concurrence has the focus of God’s presence with His creatures. As for government seen via providence, this points to the manner in which God directs creation to a purpose/end. What is God’s purpose? Well Scripture speaks in many occasions, that His purpose is to glorify Himself, defeat evil, and to redeem His people so that they may have eternal life (Frame, 173). The governance of God presents to us the final consummation concerning God’s promise (Frame, 173). A major thrust concerning the providence of God via His government can be seen through eschatology. Eschatology will motivate Christians to live for His glory because we know that He will one day return for His people. In God’s government, He has a way and manner in how the order of events is to take place. And how He ordains it, is holy and wise. His glory is grand in this area.
Questions arise: “How does God work His will in this world?” “Is nature responsible for everything that happens?” How is God’s providence to be understood in light of miracles, mundane things, disease, natural disasters, evil? I hope that covering providence will help tackle some of these questions. If not, I hope that will at least spark more interest for you in studying this important topic.
- Preservation (Frame, 174-179):
- Since God directed the creation towards his intended goal (government), He also preserves His creation’s existence.
- Preservation is an aspect of God’s governance of the world; and His governance is an expression of His lordship. Since we are dealing with Colossians, the eternal Son of God is not distant from creation. He is involved.
- There appears to be four aspects of God’s preservation:
- Metaphysical: This is God’s act to keep the universe in being (Col. 1:17b). Without God, there would be no world. There would be no life.
- Redemptive-historical: This is God’s temporary preservation of the world from His holy and final judgment.
- Example: Adam and Eve should of died immediately, but they did not because of God’s grace Gen. 2:17). He even preserved their descendants (Gen. 3:16)
- Example of redemptive-historical preservation being cut-off: The Flood (Gen. 6-9)
- Example of redemptive-historical preservation returning: God said He will be patient (Gen. 8:21-22)
- Implication: Paul knew ultimately that God’s patience will run out soon. As a result, he was eager to preach the Gospel at Lystra (Acts 14:17), Athens (Acts 17:25-28), and elsewhere. We should be motivated like Paul, because God’s preservation of sinful humanity will end one day.
- Covenant preservation: God will stand with His people.
- Gen. 45:5; Ex. 20:12; Deut. 6:12, 24; Josh. 24:17; Ps 16:1; 31:23; 37:28; 66:9
- God is our refuge (Deut. Deut. 33:27; Ps. 9:9; 14:6)
- God’s preservation of His people does not always mean that tribulation or persecution is non-existent, but it does mean that our soul will not see decay (Ps. 16:10). He will carry us through.
- Eternal providence: Our soul is safe in Him
- John 5:25, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”
- John 10:27-20, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”
- This passage is also used in support of perseverance of the saints. It must be clear, that not all who profess God’s Word is saved (John 8:31-59). Not all are genuine.
- The Bible says that there will be apostates. Judas Iscariot is one prime example. As an apostate, he also cast out demons and healed the sick.
- There are also serious warnings concerning apostasy: Heb. 6:4-8; 10:26-30; 1 John 2:19.
- [More Verses]:
- Neh. 9:6, “You alone are the Lord.
You have made the heavens,
The heaven of heavens with all their host,
The earth and all that is on it,
The seas and all that is in them.
You give life to all of them
And the heavenly host bows down before You.”
- Col. 1:17, “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
- Heb. 1:3, “And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
- Concurrence (Frame, 180-182)
- [Explanation]: Focuses on His presence with His creatures. Concurrence also takes into account the divine primary and secondary causes of all events in this world–whether bad or good. Yes, He is the cause of all things, but is not culpable for sin. He has a grand purpose for good and evil.
- In contrast, the Jesuits, Socinians, and Remonstransts, believe that God determines all things, but not the specific actions that His creatures performs. Their theory fits wells with the libertarian view of free-will, which I believe is inadequate in explaining the topic of evil.
- Please see Job 38-42, Romans 9, and Habakkuk to help one develop a biblically centered view on evil.
- For more on this topic, please see SLIMJIM’s book review:https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/review-the-grand-demonstration-by-jay-adams/
- Government (Frame, 173)
- [Explanation]: This points to the manner in which God directs creation to a purpose/end.
- In light of Christ’s return, we are motivated to fight sin by the grace of God:
- Col. 3:1-4, Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. 3 For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.
- In light of His return, our priorities must be in order and different from the world:
- 2 Peter 3:11, “Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness.”
- Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
- In light of Christ’s imminent return, we need to be eager now, not later. We need to ready to meet Him:
- 2 Peter 3:12, “Looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat!”
- 1 John 3:3, “And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.”
- Be fixed on Him now! Have undistracted devotion (cf. 1 Cor. 7:35, “This I say for your own benefit; not to put a restraint upon you, but to promote what is appropriate and to secure undistracted devotion to the Lord.”)
- 1 Thess. 5:1-10
- 1 Peter 1:7, “So that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
- 2 Peter 3:14, “Therefore, beloved, since you look for these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace,spotless and blameless.”
- In light of Christ’s return, we know that our labors are not in vain.
- 1 Cor. 15:58, “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.”
- In light of Christ’s return, we know that the pains and affliction of this world is only temporary:
- Luke 21:28, “But when these things begin to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”
- In light of Christ’s return, we should labor because God will reward His people. Obviously, we know we do it primarily for God’s glory, but there is a myriad of verses that points to God rewarding His people. This is part of His governance. It is not unseemly to consider them.
- Ps. 19:11, “Moreover, by them Your servant is warned; In keeping them there is great reward.”
- Matt. 5:12, 46, “Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” 46 “For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?”
- Matt. 6:1, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.”
- Matt. 10:41-42, “He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.42 And whoever in the name of a disciple gives to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water to drink, truly I say to you, he shall not lose his reward.”
- Rom. 14:10, “But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.”
- 1 Cor. 3:8-15, 8 Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor. 9 For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.10 According to the grace of God which was given to me, like a wise master builder I laid a foundation, and another is building on it. But each man must be careful how he builds on it. 11 For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, 13 each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work. 14 If any man’s work which he has built on it remains, he will receive a reward. 15 If any man’s work is burned up, he will suffer loss; but he himself will be saved, yet so as through fire.”
- 1 Cor. 9:17-18, 25, “For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me. 18 What then is my reward? That, when I preach the gospel, I may offer the gospel without charge, so as not to make full use of my right in the gospel.” 25 “Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.”
- 2 Cor. 5:10, “For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.”
- Col. 3:23-25, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. 25 For he who does wrong will receive the consequences of the wrong which he has done, and that without partiality.”
- 2 Tim. 4:8, “In the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.”
- James 1:12, “Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”
- 1 Peter 5:4, “And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.”
- 2 John 8, “Watch yourselves, that you do not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.”
- Revelation (Frame, 173)
- [Explanation]: The providence of God seen via His revelation demonstrates His authority. This is seen in His Word.
- Ps. 147:15-20, “He sends forth His command to the earth;
His word runs very swiftly.
16 He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He casts forth His ice as fragments;
Who can stand before His cold?
18 He sends forth His word and melts them;
He causes His wind to blow and the waters to flow.
19 He declares His words to Jacob,
His statutes and His ordinances to Israel.
20 He has not dealt thus with any nation;
And as for His ordinances, they have not known them.
Praise the Lord!
- Providence reveals the wisdom of God, which is closely related to Scripture (authority)
- Providence via His revelation demonstrates His Lordship
- His authority seen in His revelation shows His wrath against Sin (Rom. 1:18), reveals His eternal power and divine nature (v. 20), His decree (v. 32), etc.
- Because of His providence seen in His Scriptural authority, people should not worship men (Acts 14:14-17) or idols (Rom. 1:23), or engage in sexual immorality (Rom. 1:2427).
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For this post, we will be covering Colossians 1:17, “He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”
- “He is before all things“:
- Question: Is this statement referring to God’s supreme dignity or His pre-existence?
- Answer: The author is referring not only to His dignity, but also to his pre-existence. Since He is before all things, Jesus Christ is also before time.
- “He” is in the emphatic position
- Nothing is before all things, but God alone. Only one who is eternal can be before all things.
- John 17:5, “Now, Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”
- John 8:58-59, “Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.”59 Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.”
- There is no way one can ignore the pre-existence of Christ. You can’t just point to his pre-eminence and not include His pre-existence.
- “And in Him all things hold together“:
- “In Him”: This is conditional, meaning that life’s existence is dependent upon God.
- According to the tense of the verb “together,” what He holds by His sustaining power, is still sustained by Christ now; and nothing can remove itself or act on its own will.
- God is not only the Creator & Founder, but He is also the Preserver of all things. If Christ, ceased to preserve you, your breathe would be sucked out from your soul and you would return back to the dust where you belong (Job 34:14-15; cf. Ps. 104:29).
- Other verses to consider:
- Isa 41:4, “Who has performed and accomplished it,
Calling forth the generations from the beginning?
‘I, the Lord, am the first, and with the last. I am He.’”
- Re 22:13, “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”
- Acts 17:28, “For in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’”
- Hebrews 1:3, “And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high.”
- The word “upholds” is purposeful. The verb “upholds” is in the present, active, participle. That implies that God continues to uphold all things.
- Implication: Give glory to Him because without Him you are nothing. You are small before the eye of your Creator. The fact that we live is a sign of God’s grace and mercy.
- Colossians 1:17 points not only to the eternality of God, but also to the providence of our eternal God. In His providence, we see His preservation, concurrence, and His government. I like how Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology book defines all three words. For example, for preservation, he says, “God keeps all created things existing and maintaining the properties with which he created them” (316). For concurrence, he states, “God cooperates with created things in every action, directing their distinctive properties to cause them to act as they do” (317). As for Government, He states, “God has a purpose in all that he does in the world and he providentially governs or directs all things in order that they accomplish his purposes” (331). For our next installment, my goal is to go into a little more into depth concerning how the eternal God functions in the area called providence. I don’t mean to go beyond the scope of our series on Christology called, “Deity and Eternality,” but since notions of providence is attached to Colossians 1:17, I think it will be beneficial to tackle it. This is a great verse to use in evangelism. The sinner needs to know how small he is and how great God is in his little world.
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- Last week I provided a brief introduction to Hebrews concerning the titles used for the second person of the Trinity. For today’s post, I will attempt to interact more with Hebrews 1:8.
- Scriptural statement: “But of the Son He says, ‘YOUR THRONE, O GOD IS FOREVER AND EVER, AND THE RIGHTEOUS SCEPTER OF HIS KINGDOM'”
- Negatively stated: New World Translation has it differently from other biblical translations. NWT says this for Hebrews 1:8, “But about the Son, he says: ‘God is your throne forever and ever, and the scepter of your Kingdom is the scepter of uprightness.'”
- Question: What is the difference between the prior and latter translation?
- Answer: NWT treats the Father as the subject of the sentence (nominative) in order to avoid the association between the Father and the Son. They do that so that they can safeguard their doctrine that Christ is not God, but a god. Hence, to them, God the Father is the subject whereby He states that He is merely the source and throne of the Son.
- To do so would make Jesus to be understood negatively in a ontological manner. Meaning that Christ is not equal to the Father in His nature and essence.
- Some technical background: Technically both renderings (nominative and vocative) of Hebrews 1:8 are “grammatically feasible” (even though JW have a unbiblical view of Christ’s deity), because the Greek form of address (vocative [“Your throne O God is forever and ever”]) in Hebrews 1:8 is the identical form of the subject (subject nominative [“God is your throne forever and ever”]). In order to deal with this particular statement concerning the form of address between the Father and the Son, one must note that it was not originally in Greek, but in the OT.
- What you have in Hebrews 1:8, is the Greek translation (LXX [Septuagint]) of Psalm 45:6, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.” Psalm 45:6 is applied to the Son and the Son is directly addressed as God in an ontological manner (Reymond, 273).
- Quote: “The fact that the noun ὁ θεὸς ho theos, appears to be nominative in its inflected form means nothing. The so-called articular nominative with vocative force is a well-established idiom in classical Greek, the Septuagint, and New Testament Greek. So the case of the noun in Hebrews 1:8 must be established on other grounds than its case form, and that it is vocatival is apparent for the following reasons” (273-274).
- Here are some of the following reasons why ὁ θεὸς should be taken as a vocatival (Reymond, 274).
- First–If ὁ θεὸς was to be treated as a subject nominative (“God is your throne”), the ὁ θεὸς would of appeared before “your throne.” But you do not see that. Or if it is to be perceived as a predicate nominative then it wold be more conceivable that “God” would be written anarthrously (without the article); and appearing before “your throne” or after “forever and ever.” However, you do not have that.
- Second–In the LXX of Psalm 45, the king is addressed in the vocative.
- In verse 6, you see the nominative being employed. But a few verses earlier, you see that Psalm 45:3, saying this, “Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty!” Verse 3 is directly addressing the recipient (vocative being employed) who is Jesus Christ. So grammatically we see two different cases being used: nominative and the vocative. But to treat them separately as if not having any relationship is to do violence to the text. Contextually we see an interplay of the Father and the Son. The Son is addressed as not being anything more or less than God the Father in deity. They are equal. To perceive it differently is to do violence to the context and to undermine Hebrew parallelism in poetic writing.
- Implication: So if verse three reads it as a vocative: “O mighty One,” it would be doctrinally and theologically inconsistent to approach Hebrews 1:8 as something different than “O God.” Jesus is God.
- Textual and syntactical features seem to be in favor of the vocative case. As a result, the Father is not addressing the Son by implying that He is His throne and source, but He is addressing the Son as God. Like God the Father, Jesus is supremely powerful and above all creatures, including angels. He is Yahweh of the OT (John 8:58; Exodus 3:14).
- Third–Take Hebrews 1:7 into account because it is syntactically connected to verse 8. In addition, the formula (1:13; 5:5; 7:21) used in the book of Hebrews concerning πρὸς (1:7) suggests that ὁ θεὸς would fit well in the vocatival manner. In light of the Hebrew formula concerning πρὸς (“from,” “concerning,” “about”), it makes sense that Jesus is being addressed as God, which runs harmoniously with “ὁ θεὸς.”
- Fourth–The quotation in Hebrews 1:10-12 (cf. Ps. 102:25-27) uses “καὶ” (“and”). In other words vv. 10-12 is connected by the conjunction “and.” Hebrews 1:8-9 is also connected with “καὶ.” Hence, since we have already established that Jesus Christ is God, the καὶ only corroborates it more–giving more of a reason why Jesus is referred to as, “O Lord.” God the Father is addressing the Son as God.
- Exhortation: Although I believe the original languages are helpful and vital, you do not need to know Greek or Hebrew in order to be able to defend the faith. Understanding the context will provide you a well rounded arsenal to guide you in battle. Contextually the author of Hebrews is echoing the supremacy of Christ, not a ontological subordination of Christ. For the JW to argue merely that God is the source of Jesus fails to account for the explanation concerning Jesus’ supremacy. Brethren, preach the Gospel. Preach it with confidence, knowing that Christ is king and is the redeemer.
*Some concepts adapted from:
Murray J. Harris, “The Translation and Significance of Ὁ θεὸς in Hebrews 1:8-9,” Tyndale Bulletin 36 (1985) 129-162.
Mike Ricarddi, Behold, They Stand at the Door and Knock: a Presuppositional Refutation of the Worldviewof the Jehovah’s Witness (unpublished research paper, The Master’s Seminary, 2011), 1-18.
Robert L. Reymond, A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith, 2nd ed. (Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, 1998), 272-274.
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- Next verse that I will cover is Hebrews 1:8. This verse is so enriching that I am compelled to give a introduction first before getting into the details. To do that, covering a brief Christology of Hebrews would be helpful.
- In the book of Hebrews, it appears that the author’s favorite title for Jesus is “Son.” Please see 1:2, 5, 8; 3:6; 5:5, 8; 7:28.
- 1:2, “In these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things,through whom also He made the world.”
- 1:5, “For to which of the angels did He ever say, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You’? And again, ‘I will be a Father to Him And He shall be a Son to Me'”?
- 1:8, “But of the Son He says, ‘Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.'”
- 3:6, “But Christ was faithful as a Son over His house—whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.”
- 5:5, “So also Christ did not glorify Himself so as to become a high priest, but He who said to Him, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.'”
- 5:8, “Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.”
- 7:28, “For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made perfect forever.”
- The author also uses a more complete form: “Son of God.” Please see 4:14; 6:6; 7:3; 10:29
- 4:14, “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.”
- 6:6, “And then have fallen away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance, since they again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame.”
- 7:3, “Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, he remains a priest perpetually.”
- 10:29, “How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?”
- As the “Son” and the “Son of God,” He is the climatic revelation to men and is greater than all the ambassadors of God (1:1-2) and even angels.
- As the Son of God, He is:
- Heir of all things
- Co-agent in creation
- Radiance of God’s glory
- The image of God
- The sustainer of all things
- The holy purifier from the poison of sin
- The one who sits at the right hand of God the Father
- In our next installment, we will try to cover in details concerning Hebrews 1:8 because that will be our main verse of study. We will try to cover the textual, syntactical, contextual, and apologetical areas. Stay tuned.
Reymond, Robert L. A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. Nashville: T. Nelson, 1998.
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