articles of chapter 4

Jesus’ Relationship with God According To New Testament

For even if there are so-called gods whether in heaven or on earth, as indeed there are many gods and many lords, yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him. (1 Cor 8:5-6)

The Bible has many similar items, which state that only the Father is Almighty God, He is eternal, has always been and will always be. After having said this, it is then clearly stated in a separate sentence: AND one Lord, Jesus Christ.

This is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and him whom you sent, Jesus Christ. (Jhn 17:3). – Yes, there is only one true and almighty God. Then there is he, our Lord Jesus Christ whom God has sent to redeem us from the power of sin.

”yet for us there is only one God, the Father, from whom everything came into being and for whom we live. And there is only one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom everything came into being and through whom we live”. (1 Cor 8:6). – Even then, in this verse, I find it clear that the Father alone is the God manifested by the Bible.

One might well think that one who has all power in heaven and on earth is surely God. The fact that Jesus is given all power both in Heaven and Earth does not necessarily mean that He is God, not to mention Almighty. There are no limits for the Almighty God to fulfill his will. Jesus, on the other hand, does everything according to the will of the Father: Jesus said to them, Truly, truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing on his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For what he does, the Son does likewise. (Jhn 5:19). And Jhn 14:10: Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works.

Phl 2:6 who, existing in the form of God, didn’t consider it robbery to be equal with God, – Unlike Satan who began to seek the position of the Almighty God.

 

 

What does the fullness of Godhead mean?

Col 2:9 ”For in Him [Christ] dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;” – dwell: κατοικέω  katoikeō; from G2596 and G3611; to house permanently, i.e. reside (literally or figuratively):—dwell(-er), inhabitant(-ter). Col 1:19 For God was pleased to have all of his fullness live in him.

Fullness of godhead or as Eph 3:19 says, God’s fullness is from God the Father, not so that Jesus descending from heaven with divine nature. When it comes to the origin of God’s fullness, fullness cannot originate from the Son of God.

When a person becomes God’s child, he receives the Holy Spirit for himself and the seal of God. One could say that God’s spirit fills him. Efe 1:13 You, too, have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed in him you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, Gal 3:26 for you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 1 Joh 3:2 Dear friends, we are now God’s children, but what we will be like has not been revealed yet. We know that when Christ is revealed we will be like him, because we will see him as he is.

Fullness: πλήρωμα Plērōma G4238 from G 4137; repletion or completion, i.e. (subjectively) what fills (as contents, supplement, copiousness, multitude), fullness, abundance or (objectively) what is filled (as container, performance, period):—which is put in to fill up, piece that filled up, fulfilling, full.

Eph 4:13 until we all may come to the unity of the faith and of the full knowledge of the Son of God, to a full-grown man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,

Eph 1:22 God has put everything under his feet and has made him the head of everything for [the good of] the church, 1:23 which is his body, the fullness of the one who fills everything in every way.

Eph 3:19you will know the love of Christ, which goes far beyond knowledge, and will be filled with all the fullness of God.

All the fullness of God ‘pas pleroma theos πλήρωμα το θεο is also accessible to human, when we come to know the love of Christ, which is above all knowledge. Love is above everything and a prerequisite for God’s fullness. No knowledge, no power but love. God has placed Christ over all the church. The congregation is the body of Christ, showing his fulfilment, his love. Fulfilment is a concept the understanding of which today can be difficult. It contains a loving attitude towards the fellowmen, but it may well include the power of God to perform remarkable deeds. Christ being filled with all the fullness of God, did powerful things. Christ assures that we can do even more powerful deeds if we have the power (fullness) of God: Joh 14:12 “Truly, truly I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater works than these because I am going to the Father.”

Mat 17:20 And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief. For truly I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard, you will say to this mountain, Move from here to there! And it will move. And nothing shall be impossible to you.  21:21 Jesus answered them, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only will you be able to do what has been done to the fig tree, but you will also say to this mountain, ‘Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen.

Jesus showed these words of the apostles, who were to become the rulers of the kingdom of God, working under his direction. Do the above verses apply only to the Apostles or all the sons and daughters of God?

The fullness of God manifests in the miracles of Christ and in his powerful words. Jesus received God’s instructions and approval of the miracles he made, and the deeds were made by God according to Jesus’ own testimony. Joh 8:28 So Jesus told them, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority. Instead, I speak only what the Father has taught me. Joh 12:49 For I have not spoken on my own authority. Instead, the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment about what to say and how to speak. Joh 14:10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words which I speak to you I do not speak from myself, but the Father who abides in me, He does the works.

Having ruled for a thousand years with the Apostles and Saints, the whole world is one with God; ”But when everything has been put under him, then the Son himself will also become subject to the one who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all (1 Cor 15:28). Illness and death no longer exist and God is all in all.

 

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