Date: Sat May 15 1999 - 14:56:07 EDT
CHRIST IS RISEN!
Your comments bring this to mind-- what do y'all make of 1Co 11.7:
"Anhr men gar ouk ofeilei katakaluptesqai thn kefalhn eikwn kai doxa
qeou uparcon: h gunh de doxa andros estin"?
INDEED HE IS RISEN!
John Burnett, MA (OT)
Jim West wrote:
> 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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