God the Father (1 Cor. 8:6)

“There is one God,

The Father,

From whom are all things

And for whom we exist,

And the one Lord,

Jesus Christ,

Through whom are all things

And through whom we exist.”

ἀλλ’ ἡμῖν εἷς Θεὸς ὁ Πατήρ, ἐξ οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς αὐτόν, καὶ εἷς Κύριος Ἰησοῦς Χριστός, δι’ οὗ τὰ πάντα καὶ ἡμεῖς δι’ αὐτοῦ.

Paul said that there is one God (ἀλλ’ ἡμῖν εἷς Θεὸς), the Father (ὁ Πατήρ), from whom are all things (ἐξ οὗ τὰ πάντα) and for whom we exist (καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς αὐτόν), and the one Lord (καὶ εἷς Κύριος), Jesus Christ (Ἰησοῦς Χριστός), through whom are all things (δι’ οὗ τὰ πάντα) and through whom we exist (καὶ ἡμεῖς δι’ αὐτοῦ).  Paul clearly stated that there was only one God, the Father, who made all things.  We owe our existence to God, the Father.  Also, there was one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things and our own existence come from.  Everything is related to God, the Father, and his Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.  The Jewish Hebrew tradition had called Yahweh “the Lord”.  Now Paul was using this term “Lord” for Jesus Christ to show his equality with Yahweh, the God of Israel, our Father.  We owe our existence to God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, since the Lord Jesus Christ is equal to God the Father.  Do you appreciate God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ?

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