Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Eternal Christ

“...unto us a child is born, and unto us a Son is given: and the government is upon His shoulder, and He shall call His name, ‘...the mighty God, the everlasting Father’” (Isaiah 9:6, Geneva Bible). The “everlasting Father” had an everlasting Son.

“I have glorified Thee on the earth: I have finished the work which Thou gavest Me to do. And now glorify Me, Thou Father, with Thine own Self, with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was” (John 17:4,5).

“But unto the Son He saith, ‘O God, Thy throne is forever and ever’” (Hebrews 1:8).

“...hath neither beginning of his days, neither end of life: but is likened unto the Son of God” (Hebrews 7:3).

“In this divine and infinite Being there are three subsistences, the Father, the Word or Son, and the Holy Spirit. All are one in substance, power, and eternity; each having the whole divine essence, yet this essence being undivided...the Son is eternally begotten of the Father...all three are infinite, without beginning, and are therefore only one God” (1689 Baptist Confession, 2.3).

“Christ is the eternal Son of God” (Baptist Faith & Message 2000, IIB).

Is your view of Jesus big enough? Is your worship, devotion, proclamation, and loving fear of Him deep enough? Holy Spirit, grow us up in our comprehension of Christ, the Son of God and God the Son, that “every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord, unto the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:11).

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