re: God's glory and human glory

From: Jim West (
Date: Sat May 15 1999 - 14:33:28 EDT

I stand by my previous note regarding the NT writer's unwillingness to say
that God's glory or honor is inherent in people. In contrast to the several
passages you listed saying the contrary-
mk 13:26, lk 2:9, 2:14, 2:32, 9:26, 9:31-32, 19:38, 21:27, 24:26, Jn 1:14
and rom 3:23.

in sum, the simple use of the word "glory" with a human object always
describes glory that is derivative or secondary to the essence of the
person- glory that is bestowed. it is God's glory that is merely given to
people if they are at any point described as having it. the glory of
mankind is to the glory of God what the light of the moon is to the light of
the sun. just as the moon merely reflects the light of the sun, and does
not originate light from itself; so does humanity merely and simply reflect
what it of itself does not possess.



Jim West, ThD
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