Monday, August 31, 2009

Psalm 2 (part 3a)

The Revelation of the Son. (Psalm 2:7-9)

“(7) I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee. (8) Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. (9) Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”

The term begotten here refers to the Lord Jesus Christ. The timing is linked in the New Testament to the Lord’s resurrection (see Acts 13:33). The Resurrection of the Lord Jesus is the cap stone by which the entire world can know that God accepted or was pleased with the sacrificial atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ. When Christ rose from the grave, he was declared to be the only begotten Son (see also Romans 1:4). It is important to note that Christ did not become the Son of God upon His Resurrection; rather He always was the only begotten Son of God. The Resurrection provides the evidence by which Christ’s Sonship is proclaimed or rather manifested. He did not become the Son because of His resurrection, He is the only begotten Son and His resurrection proves it.

(More to come on the topic of "only begotten")

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