Saturday, January 11, 2020

A Few Insights On Philippians 2:10 As It Relates To The Deity Of Jesus Christ

        "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth." (Philippians 2:10)

        One observation that should be made regarding this passage is how it clearly parallels Exodus 20:4-5 ("in heaven above...in the earth beneath...in the water under the earth). The earliest Christians, being Jewish, included an indirect reference to the commandment forbidding the worship of images in a hymnal.

        Thus, in Philippians 2:10, the entirety of creation is presented as worshiping Christ in the manner that God Himself would be worshiped. Isaiah 45:23 was also applied to Him in this passage ("That to Me every knee shall bow...). Moreover, the Apostle Paul quoted that text from Isaiah in Romans 14:11 when referring to God. He firmly believed that Jesus is to be worshiped as God in the flesh.

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