Submission in Philippians 2:5-11

Submission in Philippians 2:5-11 July 25, 2019

Great quote from M. Sydney Park about submission in the Christ Hymn of Philippians 2:

“Submission, as portrayed in Philippians, is not the consequence of oppression or coercion. Rather, it is offered freely, and reflects the self-giving character of God in the salvation events (2.6-11). Moreover, as the recipients of that grace, believers are exhorted to demonstrate a similar self-kenotic behaviour/mindset in their mutual relations. Regardless of the context of social order, gender and status, each believer is called to treat the other as a ‘superior’ as Christ submitted to God.”

M. Sydney Park, Submission within the Godhead and the Church in the Epistle to the Philippians: An Exegetical and Theological Examination of the Concept of Submission in Philippians 2 and 3 (LNTS 361; London: T&T Clark, 2007), 185.

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