Online Bible Verses - 1 Chronicles 29:11 - exalted as head over all
“Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.”
1 Chronicles 29:11
The God of the Bible is monotheistic, meaning one. One God whom existed from time eternal, created all and holds ownership/authority over it.
Truly the focal point of the universe, the person from which everything has and will emanate.
Called out here as LORD. How come Jesus is also called Lord? We know He claimed to be God’s Son. So is He kind of second in command? Or perhaps heir to the throne after His Dad retires? This assignment of Lord seems a bit confusing.
Actually, it is spelled out with complete clarity in scripture; who exactly Jesus was/is, and the relationship between Father and Son. Why the confusion? Two main reasons I suppose, which are interlinked:
1. Professed Christians do not read their Bible, so they are not familiar with orthodox Christian doctrine.
2. And/ or they sit weekly in church and take what the pastor/priest says at face value. Since the guy went to Seminary, they figure he knows what he is talking about. Not always or even often the case.
The end result, confusion about what the Bible says in the first place. An important choice in deciding if you believe it or not, one that cannot even be made until we know what it says.
Scripture was written for everyone to read and understand, so maybe we should not depend on someone else to interpret it. God can, wants and will open our eyes as we read.
So, what does scripture say about God and Jesus? Well we see in today’s verse it speaks of one God. Now let’s look at a two more verse sets which complement that notion:
John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning.3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
Who is “the Word”? – that would be Christ. From the entire context then, we conclude as follows: that Christ is one in the same yet separate from God. This concept known as the deity. God then, can be viewed as separate in a sense, while still adhering to monotheism.
Creation account way back in Genesis 1:26 - 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Note it says “let us” implying God in more than one person, i.e. the deity. Christ was then, according to scripture, present and active in creating all things.
This gets theologically heavy, so the usual disclaimer must be put forth that other viewpoints exist.
What does God say? Pray, ask for eyes to be opened so we can understand, and read what He has written down for us.
Don’t depend on Pastor Tom or Father Dick to interpret for us. Or me for that matter.