Christ Abolishing All Enemies   1 comment

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Above:  Christ in Majesty Mosaic, Circa 1300, Florence, Italy

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EDITOR’S NOTE:

Based on what my grandmother told me about my great-grandfather, I know that he would have classed my communion (in the form of wine), my occasional cooking with wine, and my handful of drinks during the calendar year as an enemy of Christ and man.  Then again, the New Testament does tell me that wine is good for my stomach.  My great-grandfather did not quote that verse back in his temperance sermon (https://taylorfamilypoems.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/intemperance-a-sin/).

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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1 Cor. 15, 26

1.  The Father has authorized the Son to administer the affairs of the kingdom.  All authority is his.  The Father has put all things under his feet, subject to him, though this authority is not acknowledged by all as yet.

2.  Hence there are enemies of Christ and man to be put down–unbelief, worldliness, selfishness, intemperance–all that oppose the reign of Christ in any life or realm whatsoever.  Even death shall finally be abolished and He shall reign supremely, by his own kingly power.

3.  This gives an impressive view of sin.  It is rebellion outright against His government; in so far as it is stubborn willed, it is treason against God.  It delays the accomplishment to God’s purpose to make Christ the actual conqueror of all opposition.

4.  We can and do help or hinder in this great enterprise.  Our duty is to see that our own lives are wholly subject to Him and then to help as best we may to abolish every enemy, to bring every soul into willing, happy subjection to Him.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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