Originally posted by robbie carrobie
why dont you just tell me, you seem to be an expert, why dont you explain the verse. you say that Jesus is equal to God, the Bible says that Christ never even considered that he was equal to God, so either you are lying mistaken/dont know what you are talking about, or the apostle is.
Here is the verse in context with other scripture:
Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(Philippians 2:1-11 NKJV)
The apostle Paul is appealing to the Philippian church to come together in unity of fellowship by showing the same love, mercy, selfishness, and humility that Christ Jesus did. He is telling them not to be conceited and think only of their own interests, but to consider the interests of others just like Christ Jesus did. Now the apostle Paul goes on to explain the attitude of mind of Christ Jesus as an example.
The apostle Paul says that Christ Jesus was in the form of God and we already know this from John chapter 1, were it says the Word was God. Jesus did not consider that robbery to be equal with God, since He was of the same essence as God, being begotten of the Father and being a person in the Godhead. But seeing a need to save His human creation, he humbled himself to become in the likeness of man and be obedient to the Father to the point of death on the cross to provide a way for sinful man to be redeemed.
Because of His humbling and self sacrifice, God the Father exalted Christ Jesus by giving Him all authority so His name is above every name and all should worship Him and confess Jesus Christ is LORD to the glory of God the Father.
For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.
(Colossians 1:19-20 NKJV)
For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
(Colossians 2:9-10 NKJV)
For the Father judges no one, but has committed all judgment to the Son, that all should honor the Son just as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.
(John 5:22-23 New King James Version)
HalleluYah !!! Praise the Lord! Glory be to God! Holy! Holy! Holy!