Christ’s Eternal Humiliation

Christ, the second Adam, is the righter of what Adam wronged. Adam brought the curse. In Christ who was cursed for us (Gal 3:13) we have release from the curse (Rev 22:3). Because of becoming sin for us and being cursed for us, Jesus accepts personal demotion from equality with God (I Cor 15:28, Php 2:6). To me, the permanent effects of Christ’s humiliation make me more sad than the temporary effects of the cross. He has to bear the consequences of our iniquity through eternity. That is a really raw deal. Not that having a name that is above every name for eternity (Eph 1:21) is bad, mind you, but it is really crummy that Christ has to accept a position inferior to equality with God for eternity. I really hate it that He had to do that. I love Him for it, but I hate it that saving me cost Him so much.

About James Johnson

Bible student for 60 years. Preacher of the gospel for over 40 years. Author of commentary on Revelation, All Power to the Lamb. Married with children. Worked in aerospace and computer engineering for over 40 years.
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