Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
reply to post by ElohimJD
How can god be sacrificed though? God offered himself to himself for us? That doesn't make much sense in my opinion.
Please understand as I write this I'm only explaining a concept and not necessarily for or against said concept.
There's a tough Biblical concept to wrap your head around. For anyone to wrap their head around. It's the concept of the Glorification of God. It's
all about God. As humans it's natural to sit around and try to figure out what does this all have to do with me?
Well the Bible answers that question by basically saying, it's got nothing to do with you. It's all about God and to glorify him. According to the
Bible he's the only being that should be glorified and everything he does is a step in that process.
Let's look at this verse. John 9.
1As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born
3“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4As long as it is
day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
So, God made this dude blind from BIRTH just so Jesus could display the works of the Father in him. See, it's not about the dude, it's all about
He created man out of love so we could all turn around and say, what a glorious God to create us out of love. He created us knowing we would fall into
sin just so he could save us by sacrificing himself. What a glorious God right?
In other words, in the Christian view, none of this really has anything to do with us and there's nothing we can really do. God is in control of
everything and he's really the only one that can make anything happen. He had to send himself as a sacrifice because nobody else was good enough to do
In other words he didn't really offer himself to himself for us. He offered himself to himself for HIMSELF because it's all a part of HIS
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