Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One of the ramifications

“Indeed, that 'God' had declared Jesus' high status meant more than a justification for reverencing him; it constituted a requirement to do so. This is probably the implication of the statement in Philippians 2:11 that the divinely intended universal acclamation of Jesus as 'Lord' was 'to the glory of God the Father.' This in turn means that any refusal of devotion to Jesus would amount to disobedience to 'God.'”—God in New Testament Theology, page 107

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Amen! Good preaching! Who says scholarship can't lead one to worship? This book certainly has led me to worship!
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1 comment:

That's my 2 cents! said...

I just purchased "God in New Testament Theology." Your posts have whetted my appetite for more. Thanks for the excerpts you gleaned from the book, and for your insights. I'm looking forward to the book