Father-Son Relationship (Part 1)
The Bible Defines God's Nature
Given 19-Jun-05; Sermon #725B; 71 minutes
By Mr. John W. Ritenbaugh
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Description:John Ritenbaugh, focusing upon I Corinthians 4:6, examines the contexts in which human reason has been misapplied to God's nature. The Catholic Encyclopedia admits that there is scant biblical evidence for a trinity, but that it is "substantiated" by "Christological speculation" only. This fallacious doctrine claims there are three co-equal Beings in the God-Head. Yet, A.E. Knoch in Christ as Deity, drawing more closely on Scripture, affirms that the Father is the source of everything, and the Son is the channel through which He carries out His purpose. By His own words, Christ asserts that the Father is superior to Him (though They are one in purpose and mind). Christ is the only means through which we can receive the knowledge of God, revealing the image, mind, purpose, and character of the invisible, immortal Father. As the Son projects the image of the Father, God wants to fill the entire universe with images that conform to the Son.
Topics:Absolute Authority Deity A. E.Knoch Anthropopathia Bullinger Christ as Deity Christ the Revelator Christological speculation George Washington God the Father God's feelings Human reason Idolatry Image of Caesar Image of the invisible God Mary worship One with the Father Shadow of things to come "Spitting image" Transcendence of God Trinity doctrine