Father-Son Relationship (Part 6)
Strength for Submitting
Given 17-Sep-05; Sermon #738; 67 minutes
By Mr. John W. Ritenbaugh
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Description:John Ritenbaugh asserts that the Father and the Son are two distinct beings, not co-equal as the trinity doctrine proclaims, but having a superior-subordinate relationship, with the Son deferring to the Father in all things. Likewise, we will be in the same God Family, but in subordinate positions to the Father and the Son. The Son provides the blueprint for us, aggressively submitting to the will of the Father, using the Holy Spirit to bring every thought into captivity. Sometimes we may do right and not receive smooth-going, as demonstrated by the harrowing experiences of the apostles. In imitating Christ, we have to learn to endure hardness, battling a life-and-death struggle with our carnal minds, totally submitting to God by walking perpetually in the Spirit, being transformed from carnal nature to the glorious character and image of God. Our submission to the Father and Christ will never end, just as Christ's submission to the Father will never end.
Topics:Absolute Deity Abusive critical judging Access to God Carnal mind Christ's sacrifice Cosmos Death Discipline Enduring hardness Example Father-Son relationship Faith Fear Feud First Fruits Hedonaea Human nature Humility Inferior Kosmos Last enemy Law of sin Oneness Persecution Poor in spirit Sacrifice Satan Stress Strife Struggling against human nature Submitting our will to God Suffering for righteousness Vengeance War Warfare