The Mighty God The Everlasting Father

Hi M____,

Christ is “the olawm [ same as the Greek word ‘aion’; also translated ‘everlasting’] Father” because He created the olawms, the aions.

Heb 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds [ Greek – aions];
Heb 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds [ Greek – aions] were framed by the word of God [ Christ], so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Christ is both “the mighty God” and “the almighty”, but this is understood as being so only under His Father.

You asked:

He is “called ‘the mighty God and everlasting Father’ for one reason only; because “it pleased the Father…”

Col 1:15 Who [ Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
Col 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Col 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Col 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
Rev 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen.
Rev 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

There is nothing here which conflicts with Christ ruling over His Father’s kingdom and being “equal with God” in every way but “in the throne”.

Gen 41:40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou.

The scriptures do proclaim Christ to be God, just as “ye are gods”. It is in that sense that Christ is God and is worthy of our worship. When we worship Christ, we are worshiping His Father, just as we worship the dragon when we worship the beast.

Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
Joh 14:9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Rev 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

None of these scriptural statements conflict with the fact that in the final analysis, even though Christ is (To use your own very scriptural words) “called God”, there is nothing in all of this which conflicts with the verse which says “to us there is but one God, the Father…”

Joh 10:30 I and my Father are one.
Joh 10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Joh 10:32 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
Joh 10:33 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
Joh 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?
Joh 10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;
Joh 10:36 Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
1Co 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)
1Co 8:6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

How are Christ and His Father “one”? What does Christ mean when He says He and His Father “are one”? He means they “are one” in the very same sense that you and I are one and in the same sense that we are all one in Christ:

Joh 17:22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:

There is nothing here which would conflict with the fact that Christ is still, in the end, “subject… unto Him who did put all things under Him”. It is the Father Himself who “called” Christ a god, so who are we to do otherwise?

1Co 15:27 For he [ the Father] hath put all things under his [ Christ’s] feet. But when he saith all things are put under him [ Christ], it is manifest that he [ the Father] is excepted, which did put all things under him [ Christ].
1Co 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

I hope these verses clear this up for you. If not let me know.
Mike

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