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Does 'all power' indicate supremacy?

Submitted: 2/21/2008
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Question: Matthew 28:18 says that all authority and power was given to Jesus. If this power was withheld from Jesus, then isn't the Father someone who is supreme over Him and a separate one?

Answer: The Bible does not say that any power or authority was withheld from the Son. It was in fact given to Him. In truth, however, the Father is superiory to the Son in the same way that eternal Spirit is superior to begotten flesh. The Father conceived and brought forth His own flesh and infused it with all of His power and authority. How could He not? It was His flesh. This does not indicate two separate divine beings; it reveals one God who came in human flesh.