The Berean Expositor
Volume 34 - Page 113 of 261
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Let us note with worship and wonder, the claim here made by the Lord in the hour of
His rejection. The Father is revealed by the Son, but no such revelation is given of the
Son Himself. The Son knows the Father in the same measure of fullness that the Father
knows the Son, and this alone would be sufficient proof that the Son was equal with the
Father, and must receive equal honour. But, added to this is the fact that, whereas the
Fatherhood of God is a matter of revelation through the Son, the Sonship of Christ is not
so revealed. The latter is evidently a more complete mystery than the former, and should
for ever close all argument that would reason from the relationship of Father and Son to
the belittling of the Son. None of the admitted facts, namely that Christ was "sent" or
that He said "My Father is greater than I", can possibly alter the explicit testimony of
Matt. 11: 27 or John 5: 23.
A glance at the structure given on page 68 shows that at verse 24, a new section opens,
governed by the words, "The hour and the voice", and as this new section continues the
argument, we will devote the next article to its examination. Meanwhile, let us not, in the
eagerness of our study, forget that the subject-matter which occupies our attention, must,
if it be rightly understood, lead to the full confession of Thomas when he said, "My Lord
and My God".
The link between the third and fourth sign (5: 16 - 47).
The Quickening or the Raising of the dead.
pp. 156 - 160
The structure of verses 24 and 25 and of verses 28 and 29 have already been given,
but to facilitate reference we reproduce it here.
D | 24, 25. The hour and the Voice.
No condemnation (krisis). |
f | Verily, verily.
g1 | Hear my Word.
h1 | Hath everlasting life.
i | The hour cometh and now is.
f | Verily, verily.
g2 | Hear the Voice.
h2 | They that hear . . . live.
D | -28, 29. The hour and the Voice.
Some come to condemnation, Krisis. |
i | The hour cometh.
g3 | Hear His Voice.
h3 | Resurrection of life and judgment.
The solemn "Verily, verily" ushers in the truth of verse 24, and again of verse 25 (For
a complete list of the occurrences of this expression see Volume XXXI, pages 173, 174).