Father and Son
The Joseph Story and its parallel to the Son of God
Christ our Mediator
Wonderful presentation by Gary Hullquist on the Inheritance of Jesus and what it means for us
A beautiful sermon showing how the relationship between Adam and Eve was a reflection of the relationship of the Father and the Son and how in giving His son the Father was willing to risk eternal loss.
It reflects accurately my understanding of the Father and the Son.
At 22:42 Pr Bohr says:
Now we have all read that text in Genesis where it speaks about the image of God. Genesis 1:26 says Then God, (Ellen White identifies this person as the Father) The God said, (she says He was speaking to His Son Jesus Christ.) Then God said, let us make man, how? In our image according to our likeness. Now we usually think of the image of God as an individual thing. Adam was made in the image of God, physically, mentally and spiritually. Eve was made in the image of God, physically mentally and spiritually. We think of the image of God as an individual thing. But really what Genesis 1:26 is explaining is that the relationship between Adam and Eve was to reflect the relationship between the Father and the Son. It was an exhibition on a smaller scale of the relationship between the Father and the Son.
Return of Elijah page 216:
So Genesis 1:27 tells us that man was made in God’s image in the singular (character, body type and thinking ability) as well as the image of both Father and Son. So Adam and Eve as a unit were made in the image of the Father and the Son. Notice carefully that the relationship between Adam and Eve was also part of what is the image of God. So not only were Adam and Eve made in the image of God individually, their relationship was also a reflection, resemblance of the relationship between the Father and the Son. This being the case then indeed the relationship between Adam and Eve gives us a key to understanding the relationship between the Father and the Son.
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The Father called His Son - His Beloved or Agape Son. Agape Love is self sacrificing, giving without seeking for any return. The evidence that the Son of God is an Agape Son is found in His inhertiance. As He inherited or received all things this thus proves that Christ is an agape Son. The second person of the Trinity cannot be an Agape Son because He is taught as being equal with the Father by His own power and intellect or simply being the same power and intellect as the Father in one being. As Pope Benedict states
God is the absolute and ultimate source of all being; but this universal principle of creation—the Logos, primordial reason—is at the same time a lover with all the passion of a true love. Eros is thus supremely ennobled, yet at the same time it is so purified as to become one with agape. Pope Benedict IX Encyclical Letter, 2005, Deus Caritas Est “God is Love.”
Agape and Eros are contrasted as Follows
Agape is often contrasted with eros, which is not found in the New Testament though it is prominent in Greek philosophy. Eros can refer to a vulgar, carnal love, but in the context of Hellenic thought it takes the form of spiritual love that aspires to procure the highest good. Eros is the desire to possess and enjoy; [The need or desire for another] agape is the willingness to serve without reservations.... Eros is attracted to that which has the greatest value; [need for equal status or co-equality] agape goes out to the least worthy. Eros discovers value [seeks equal] wheras agape creates value. [makes equal] Agape is a gift love whereas eros is a need love. Eros springs from a deficiency that must be satisfied. Agape is the overflowing abundance of divine grace. (`God the Almighty': Power, Wisdom, Holiness and Love', D. Bloesch, 2006, p. 147.)
Eros springs from a deficiency or need. Whenever you hear a preacher state that in order for love to exist there needs to be more than one being to love - this is speaking of Eros and not Agape.
Israel was presented with a choice between the true Son of God who came in His Father's name and Barabbas ("Son of the Father") who came in his own name. The true Son has a Spirit of gratitude and joyful privilege in being made equal with the Father while the other "Son" demands his rights to rule. What spirit fuels the hearts of millions who press for equal rights?
A touching story of the true impact of the truth of the Father and Son and the realisation of what we have all done to the Son of God through our sinfulness