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YAHWEH and God the Son?

19-11-2011 - Posted by Andre Piet

In response to the study on July 12, 2009: “The Name above every name,” I received the following question: If Jesus is the revelation of YAHWEH, what objection is there against, calling Him God the Son? Answer: #1 Nowhere in Scripture do we read the phrase, “God the Son”, while countless times we read about “God the Father”. Paul, emphatically and very directly, states: “… yet for us there is but ONE GOD, THE FATHER” (1Cor.8:6). Consistently, Jesus Christ is called, “the Son of God.” That “Jesus is God” is true as it is true that e.g., “the field is the world” (Mat.13:38): it is figurative, that is, the one is a representation of the other and is, in that way, identified with it. The Son is the image of the invisible God (Col.1:15). # 2 The mere fact that Jesus received the Name above every name, proves that it is not an inherent, but a granted glory. God the Father has never received the Name above every name, but always possessed it in accord with His being. #3 Through the depth of “death, even the death of the cross” Jesus is most highly exalted, that at the name of JESUS (=YAHWEH is Savior) every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus is Lord. Why? For his own glory? No, “to the glory of God the Father”! The glory of the Son is that He successfully and completely reveals the invisible God, and that such was/is and will always be His primary objective (1Cor.15:28). ——————————— translation: Peter Feddema