government, he himself, however, at the same time becoming Secretary of State for India. So Christ will give up his vice-regency, but not his mediator-ship. Now he reigns by delegated authority; then he will reign in union with the Father. So Kendrick, in Bibliotheca Sacra, Jan. 1890:6883. Wrightnour: ?When the great remedy has wrought its perfect cure, the physician will no longer be looked upon as the physician. When the work of redemption is completed, the office of mediator of the Son will cease.? We may add that other offices of friendship and instruction will then begin.
Melanchthon: ?Christ will finish his work as Mediator, and then will reign as God, immediately revealing to us the Deity.? Quenstedt, quoted in Schmid, Dogmatik, 293, thinks the giving up of the kingdom will be only an exchange of outward administration for inward and not a surrender of all power and authority but only of one mode of exercising it. Hanna, on Resurrection, lect. 4 ? ?It is not a giving up of his authority as mediator because that throne is to endure forever. But it is a simple public recognition of the fact that God is all in all, that Christ is God?s medium of accomplishing all.? An. Par. Bible, on <461528>1 Corinthians 15:28 ? ?Not his mediatorial relation to his own people shall be given up much less his personal relation to the Godhead, as the divine Word but only his mediatorial relation to the world at large.? See also Edwards, Observations on the Trinity, 85 sq. Expositor?s Greek Testament, on <461528>1 Corinthians 15:28, ?affirms no other subjection than is involved in Son- ship. This implies no inferiority of nature, no extrusion from power but the free submission of love...which is the essence of the filial spirit which actuated Christ from first to last. Whatsoever glory he gains is devoted to the glory and power of the Father, who glorifies him in turn.?
Dorner, Glaubenslehre,2:402 (Syst. Doct., 3:297-299) ? ?We are not to imagine incarnations of Christ in the angel-world, or in other spheres. This would make incarnation only the change of a garment, a passing theophany and Christ?s relation to humanity would be a merely external one.? Bishop of Salisbury, quoted in Swayne, Our Lord?s Knowledge as Man, XX ? ?Are we permitted to believe that there is something parallel to the progress of our Lord?s humanity in the state of humiliation, still going on even now, in the state of exaltation? That it is, in fact, becoming more and more adequate to the divine nature? See <510124>Colossians 1:24 ? ?fill up that which is lacking?; <581012>Hebrews 10:12, 13 ? ?expecting till his enemies?; <461528>1 Corinthians 15:28 ? ?when all things have been subjected unto him.? In our judgment such a conclusion is unwarranted, in view of the fact that the God-man in his exaltation has the glory of his preexistent state ( <431705>John 17:5); that all the heavenly powers are already
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