Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Christology 101 - The Exaltation of Christ

"Wherefore God hath also highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that evey tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of the Father." (Phil. 2:9-11)

Jesus Christ is Lord. Many people want to reduce His Lordship and make a 'distinction' of accepting Him as Savior, and then later down the road, consider whether or not to accept Him as Lord. I don't know how to put it in words except from the Bible's vantage point, every one who got saved, had to recognize Jesus as Lord. His Lordship has political consequences, in fact people would even die because of this early church creed: Jesus is Lord. The fact is: Jesus is Lord, whether we recognize it or not. Our 'theories' don't make, or in some case 'unmake' Him Lord. People ask questions like: 'Is it necessary to recieve Jesus as Lord for Salvation?', my answer is people need to recieve Jesus, who is both Lord and Savior. Not every one who trusts in Christ, or in other words, not every one who is 'saved' is living sinlessly perfect lives in submission to God, and not every one who claims Jesus as Lord is going to heaven. In the end, you will either bow to His Lordship now, or later. The circumstances will be different if you wait until its too late. God the Father will see to it that every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

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