Father-Son Relationship (Part 5)
Christ's Submission to the Father, Cont'd
Given 27-Aug-05; Sermon #735; 75 minutes
By Mr. John W. Ritenbaugh
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Description:John Ritenbaugh, in this fifth installment of the Father-Son Relationship series, reiterates that although Jesus Christ is not the Absolute Deity, He is nevertheless the complement of the Father. Christ clearly distinguished Himself from the Father when He said, "The Father is greater than I," "The Father sent me," and "If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father." Both John the Baptist and Jesus were called "divine," but Jesus Christ had a pre-existence as the God of the Old Testament sent by the Invisible God. As Jesus deferred everything to the Father, we must also do likewise through Jesus Christ by emulating His life and behavior. Both Jesus Christ and the Father are unique in the Universe; the One to whom Jesus deferred is the source of everything and is accountable to no superior, while Christ has the Father over Him.
Topics:Absolute Audible Calling Complement of the Deity Complement Counterpart Deferment to the Father Divine Divine Nature Godhead Harmonization Hierarchy Image Image of the Father Immanuel Inaudible Invisible John the Baptist Lesser yields to the greater Mediator Pre-existence Purpose Relationship Right hand of God Secrets of Success in God's calling Sovereignty Subordinate Superiority of Christ Will of God Yielding