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January 12, 2009

Jesus is Lord!

Filed under: Some Famous | Some Not So Famous — pilgrimskeyboard @ 3:34 am

CHRISTOS KURIOS!
(Jesus is Lord!)

Is the short confessional statement that is drawn from the second chapter of Philippians–most likely a first-century hymn in praise of Jesus the Christ.

In today’s WORSHIP QUOTE, pastor-author Tim Keller talks about the ultimate allegiance of the Christian. ALL OR NOTHING: JESUS IS LORD

A Christian is literally “Christ’s one,” someone who is not just vaguely influenced by Christian teaching, but who has switched his or her most fundamental allegiance to Jesus. Christians understand the all-or-nothing choice that is forced upon us by the magnitude of Jesus’ claims.

From the earliest days, the confession of Christians was CHRISTOS KURIOS–“Jesus is Lord.” In the historical context, in which it was required to say KAISER KURIOS, “Caesar is Lord,” this confession meant that Jesus was the supreme power. He was not just a divine angelic being, but, as an early Christian hymn put it, he had “the name above every name” (Philippians 2:9). In him “All the fullness of the godhead dwells bodily” (Colossians 2:9).

by: Timothy Keller, THE REASON FOR GOD: BELIEF IN AN AGE OF SKEPTICISM. New York: Dutton/Penquin Group, 2008, pp. 228-29. ISBN-13: 978-0-525-95049-3. (Highly recommended.)

[Carl Stram wqotd@wqotd.org]

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1 Comment »

  1. I am unable to understand this post. But well some points are useful for me.

    Comment by ditmentytenly — January 20, 2009 @ 9:48 pm | Reply


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