Glorious Inequality

“At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore” (Ps. 16: 11)

The Basket Case Chronicles #189

There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory” (1 Cor. 15:40–41).

Paul’s point here is to emphasize that God loves variations in glory, and that this love is not going away after the resurrection. If you look at the sky, you will see that celestial glory differs from terrestrial glory, although both are glorious. If you look at the sky, you will see the glory of the sun, and if you look at the night sky, you will see that the moon’s glory differs from that of the sun, and the glory of the stars differs from both sun and moon. God loves inequality, but it is inequality in degrees of glory.

This is how he prepares us for the next thought. Man is the image and glory of God, and he is this now, and woman is the glory of man now—but in the resurrection we will see as much of a glorious transformation from our glory now and our glory then as we currently see between the sun and the stars.

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Andrew Lohr
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And egalitarianism is the original sin. I will be like the Most High…ye shall be as gods.

mikebull1
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Paul asks them to notice the difference in glory between the terrestrial bodies (beasts and man, firstborn of the womb) and celestial bodies (as images of the firstborn from the dead). So why are y’all still celebrating the womb? Baptism is about resurrection from the dead. Paedobaptism is “earthy.”

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PerfectHold

Because we like beginnings. Tis when and where glories get crafted.

mikebull1
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Yes, but the first birth is a carnal beginning, and the second birth is a spiritual beginning, a new life. I would draw you a diagram of the difference between a womb and a tomb, and even the different between a heart and a penis if necessary, but I haven’t got a crayon. Your entry into kindergarten was a beginning, and your first day at work was a beginning – just like Jesus circumcision was a beginning, and His baptism was a beginning of ministry/witness. Blows me away how tradition makes something so simple into something so confused.

Benjamin Bowman
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His glory is His goodness.

Darlene Dufton Griffith
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Darlene Dufton Griffith

Yepper. Man will always be more glorious than woman, even in Heaven. Suck it up, gals!