reply to post by RevelationGeneration
The video is very true. Taking the name of Jesus assumes that the name means his character and person in the trinity. One God, yet the Son is the
image of the first born.
1 Colossians 1:
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on
earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is
before all things, and in him all things hold together.
We also know that God the Father is higher than Christ, being the Most High. There is a difference, yet we know that The Son and the Father are one.
"You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced, because I go to the Father; for the
Father is greater than I,'" (John 14:28).
Jesus definitely taught a hierarchy. There is the term Lord, Elohim and the reference to the Most High.
5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a
thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made ...
Jesus became fully man.
9 But we do see Him who was made for a little while lower than the angels, namely, Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and
honor, so that by the grace of God He might taste death for everyone.
He was then resurrected and placed at the right hand of God. We still have the image of God being greater than Jesus, yet they are one.
9 For in Him all the fullness of Deity dwells in bodily form,
Fully man and fully God.
4 But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, 5 so that He might redeem those who were under
the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.
What Christ is we will be.
Phil. 2:5-8, "Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality
with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in
appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."
Taking on the name of the Lord apart from the character is taking the name in vain. The character is where it is at with God. He cares more about
our hearts than anything. We realize this by the life of Christ.
Now I get back to the Masons. The builders rejected the chief cornerstone. We also notice this among many other groups who will not acknowledge
Jesus as fully God. The name is the character we must take and the faith in what God has done for us in and through the Son.
“‘the stone you builders rejected,
which has become the cornerstone.’
12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With
all wisdom and understanding, 9 he[d] made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be
put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
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