5. Miraculous draughts of fishes ( <420506>Luke 5:6-9; <432106>John 21:6);
9. Of Peter?s denial ( <402634>Matthew 26:34);
10. Of the manner of his own death ( <431233>John 12:33; 18:32);
11. Of the manner of Peter?s death ( <432119>John 21:19);
12. Of the fall of Jerusalem ( <402402>Matthew 24:2).
On the other hand there are assertions and implications of Jesus? ignorance: he did not know the day of the end ( <411332>Mark 13:32), though even here he intimates his superiority to angels; 5:30-34 ? ?Who touched my garments?? though even here power had gone forth from him to heal; <431134> John 11:34 ? ?Where have ye laid him?? though here he is about to raise Lazarus from the dead; <411113>Mark 11:13 ? ?seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon? = he did not know that it had no fruit, yet he had power to curse it. With these evidences of the limitations of Jesus? knowledge, we must assent to the judgment of Bacon, Genesis of Genesis, 33 ? ?We must decline to stake the authority of Jesus on a question of literary criticism?; and of Gore, Incarnation, 195 ? ?That the use by our Lord of such a phrase as ?Moses wrote of me? binds us to the Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch as a whole, I do not think we need to yield.? See our section on The Person of Christ; also Rush Rhees, Life of Jesus, 243, 244. Per Contra, see Swayne, Our Lord?s Knowledge as Man; and Crooker, The New Bible, who very unwisely claims that belief in a Kenosis involves the surrender of Christ?s authority and atonement.
It is inconceivable that any mere creature should say, ?God is greater than I am,? or should be spoken of as ultimately and in a mysterious way becoming ?subject to God.? In his state of humiliation Christ was subject to the Spirit ( <440102>Acts 1:2) ? ?after that he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit?; 10:38 ? ?God anointed him with the Holy Spirit? for God was with him?; <580914>Hebrews 9:14 ? ?through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish unto God? ? but in his state of exaltation Christ is Lord of the Spirit ( kuri>ou pneu>matov ?
<470318> 2 Corinthians 3:18 ? Meyer), giving the Spirit and working through the Spirit.
<580207>Hebrews 2:7, margin ? Thou madest him for a little while
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