Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Head Of Christ Is God
Bible Questions Answered:
“The Bible says that God is the head of Christ, what does this mean, is Christ is lower in nature?...”
Alan/ London, England United Kingdom
I Corinthians 11:3 NLT
But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
I Corinthians 11:1-16 NLT (Instructions for Public Worship)
1 And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.
2 I am so glad that you always keep me in your thoughts, and that you are following the teachings I passed on to you.
3 But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
4 A man dishonors his head if he covers his head while praying or prophesying.
5 But a woman dishonors her head if she prays or prophesies without a covering on her head, for this is the same as shaving her head.
6 Yes, if she refuses to wear a head covering, she should cut off all her hair! But since it is shameful for a woman to have her hair cut or her head shaved, she should wear a covering.
7 A man should not wear anything on his head when worshiping, for man is made in God’s image and reflects God’s glory. And woman reflects man’s glory.
8 For the first man didn’t come from woman, but the first woman came from man.
9 And man was not made for woman, but woman was made for man.
10 For this reason, and because the angels are watching, a woman should wear a covering on her head to show she is under authority.
11 But among the Lord’s people, women are not independent of men, and men are not independent of women.
12 For although the first woman came from man, every other man was born from a woman, and everything comes from God.
13 Judge for yourselves. Is it right for a woman to pray to God in public without covering her head?
14 Isn’t it obvious that it’s disgraceful for a man to have long hair?
15 And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering.
16 But if anyone wants to argue about this, I simply say that we have no other custom than this, and neither do God’s other churches.
“But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”
This verse denotes, the oneness of The Son and The Father. And just as there is a positioning, a hierarchy, between husband and wife, so too is there between God The Father, and God The Son.
Husband and wife are equally God's children, as God The Father and God The Son are equal.
Galatians 3:28 KJV
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 2:5-11 NLT
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though He was God, He did not think of equality with God as something to cling to.
7 Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form,
8 He humbled Himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God elevated Him to the place of highest honor and gave Him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God The Father.
Christ's Oneness With God The Father:
Luke 22:69,70 NLT
69 But from now on The Son Of Man will be seated in the place of power at God’s right hand.”
70 They all shouted, “So, are you claiming to be The Son Of God?” And He replied, “You say that I am.”
John 10:30,37,38 KJV
10 I and My Father are one.
37 If I do not the works of My Father, believe Me not.
38 But if I do, though ye believe not Me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that The Father is in Me, and I in Him.
John 12:45 KJV
And He that seeth Me seeth Him that sent Me.
John 14:7-10 KJV
7 If ye had known Me, ye should have known My Father also: and from henceforth ye know Him, and have seen Him.
8 Philip saith unto Him, Lord, show us The Father, and it sufficeth us.
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, Show us
10 Believest thou not that I am in The Father, and The Father in Me? the Words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but The Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works.
John 16:15 KJV
All things that The Father hath are Mine: therefore said I, that He shall take of Mine, and shall shew it unto you.
John 17:11,22 KJV
11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee.
Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given Me, that they may be one, as We are.
22 And the glory which thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one:
Our Lords subordination, is an act of willful submission to The Father, an open indication of his submissiveness to The Father.
Our Lord, who is equal and one with The Father, is subservient to Him, by choice.
John 6:38 KJV
For I came down from heaven, not to do Mine own will, but the will of Him that sent Me.
Is that your desire today, to be found in the will of God?
II Peter 3:9 KJV
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
John 1;12,13 KJV
12 But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.