Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Quote of the Day

The next verse (5:20) tells us why it is that the Son does everything the Father does. Whatever the Father does, the Son also does, we are told (5:19b), for (gar, 5:20) the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Here the preindustrial m odel of the agrarian village or the craftsman’s shop is presupposed, with a father carefully showing his son all that he does so that the family tradition is preserved…because he loves [the son]…Jesus is so uniquely and unqualifiedly the Son of God that the Father shows him all he does, out of sheer love for him, and the Son, however dependent on his Father, does everything the father does. [Carson, D. A., The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God (Crossway Books, 2000), pg. 34]

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