Book Reviews: Pastors past and present pointing to Christ
Editor Note: Ryan McGraw is a broadcaster on SermonAudio.
God promised eternal life before the world began, it says in Titus 1:2. To whom did He promise it? Obviously, to the Son of God, the eternal second person of the Trinity. Ryan McGraw, an Orthodox Presbyterian Church pastor in Sunnyvale, Calif., launches his 116-page treatment of salvation from this runway and takes readers on a theologically packed flight through scriptural truth. Starting with the eternal preexistence of the Son, through promise and incarnation to the reigning Christ who now sits at the right hand of the Father, McGraw not only sketches the doctrinal points drawn from each segment of Jesus‚Äô life, but skillfully applies those truths to the practical goal of meditating on the glory of our Redeemer. God promised eternal life to Christ, who by His obedience earned it not only for Himself, but also for all the elect as His seed. How glorious!
Quote from article; "God promised eternal life to Christ, who by His obedience earned it not only for Himself"
Christ "earned" eternal life??? At what point did HE not have eternal life that it should be provided for HIM??
Jesus seems to pretty convinced of His own eternity whilst He walked among us. "John 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."
"John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand."
"John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."