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Explain Philippians 2:9

Is Jesus God because he has been given the NAME that is above  every name?

Thanks for your question.

Your premise that only God can have that name is incorrect therefore the conclusion you arrived at based on this false premise is equally incorrect.

See, for example, Exodus 23:20,21. The name was conferred on the Angel. Was that Angel therefore God? It is interesting that the Father GAVE the name to Jesus. It was conferred upon him just as it was upon the Angel. ThatAngel was called the "Angel ofGod's presence."The Angel heldthat name until the resurrection of our Lord and then it was conferred uponhim. [see Isaiah 63:9; Hebrews 1 - thewhole chapter but especially verse 4].In Hebrews 1, there is nodoubt that Jesus receiveseverything fromhis Father. How then is Jesus equal to the Father?

How is it that the glorified Christ is still called a man if he is indeed God?

1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

If the Father and the son are equal, how can Christ turn the completed work of the restoration of the earth over to his Father at the end of the Millennium:

1 Corinthians 15:28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him [i.e. Christ], then shall the son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.

If Christ is subject to God, having relinquished, at theend of the Millennium,the "all power in heaven and in earth" authority granted to him by the Father, how are they in any sense equal? Examine the"type" or foreshadowing of this role so wonderfully provided in the story of the relationship between Joseph and Pharaoh:

Genesis 41:39-44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath shewed thee all this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou art: 40 Thou shalt be over my house, and according unto thy word shall all my people be ruled: only in the throne will I be greater than thou. 41 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt. 42 And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it upon Joseph’s hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a gold chain about his neck; 43 And he made him to ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried before him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt. 44 And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and without thee shall no man lift up his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.

I will send a copy of this to Gar and you can follow-up with him. Thanks for your thoughts Shawn. Feel free to write me at any time as well as to Gar if you like. You can reach me at yourbible@gto.net.

May God richly bless your understanding of His holy word!

Mike LeDuke

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