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The Son did not grasp being equal with God.

Submitted: 3/3/2008
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Question: The Father is superior to the Son. Your own words just said that the Father is not the Son. This, the Spirit of God, dwells in the Son. Having said that, Jesus did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but became obedient to the one true God.

Answer: Again, you have misconstrued our meaning. When we say that the Father is superior (or greater) than the Son, we are distiguishing between eternal Spirit and begotten flesh. The Father is greater because He concieved the Son, brought Him forth, and empowered Him. But at the same time, this Son was the flesh of the Living God. He was the Father manifested in the flesh. So when we say the Spirit is superior to the flesh, we are not in any way suggesting that the Spirit and the flesh are two separate beings or persons.