17 Jan '15 14:01>4 edits
Originally posted by C HessActually the salvation of God is that we become God in His communicable attributes.
Point taken. 🙂
Christ came not only to redeem sinners but to turn them into sons of God.
That is to be God in life and in nature but not in the Godhead.
In eternity the saved will not be objects of worship.
Nor will they be omnipresent, omipotent, and omniscient.
Nor will they be creators of universes.
But to be sons of God is to be God extended into humanity.
For God to have sons is for God to dispense His life and nature into man.
We may certainly say that is not only to be like God but to be God.
What is the son of a horse?
The son of a horse is a horse.
What is the son of a whale?
The son of a whale is a whale.
What is the son of a man?
The son of a man is a man.
Now, what is the son of God?
The son of God is God.
So the Bible's salvation is not simply to be forgiven and justified.
Nor is it merely to be granted immortality.
Though these are included they are all FOR an ultimate other goal.
And that goal is to make us God ... God in life and in nature but He retains the Godhead as the eternal Source and Head of this corporate entity.