Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Mediatorial Kingship of Christ

"Scripture teaches the mediatorial kingship of Christ. It is not merely a kingship over believers but a kingship of a far more comprehensive kind. Because the suffering Servant of Jehovah poured out His soul unto death, God divided Him a portion with the great, and He divided the spoil with the strong (Isaiah 53:12). And when God raised His Son from the dead and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenlies, He placed Him "far above all principality and power and might and dominion and every name that is named . . . and put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church" (Ephesians 1:20-22).

That kingship of its Head the church must proclaim. It must require of men everywhere that they acknowl­edge Him as Head of all things, as King over every do­main of their lives. It must insist on Christian marriage, Christian education, Christian science, Christian industry, Christian labor, Christian relationships between labor and industry, Christian culture, Christian recreation, Chris­tian politics, Christian internationalism; in short, on a Christian society as well as a Christian church. Moving like a mighty army, the church of God must sing re­soundingly:

Onward, then, ye people, Join our happy throng;
Blend with ours your voices In the triumph-song:
Glory, laud and honor Unto Christ the King!
This through endless ages Men and angels sing."

13689: Glorious Body of Christ From: The Glorious Body of Christ
By R. Kuiper / Banner Of Truth

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