What does Jesus mean when He says, "I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I"? How does this go, in light of the doctrine of the Trinity? Sis Tammy
Tammy, wife of Independent Baptist church-planting missionary Daniel, and mother of seven little missionaries: Jessica (11 yrs), Jillian (10 yrs), Joseph (8 yrs), Johanna (6 yrs), John Benjamin (4 yrs), Joel (2 yrs) and Jeannette Abigail (4 mos).
I'm going to give you my opinion on this (that and $1.59 will get you a cup of coffee, prices may vary on location.) I believe Jesus was speaking in his humanity. Though we know doctrinally, Jesus was 100% God and 100% human, he sometimes made statements that could only be reconciled in on sense or the other.
For example: Mat 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Here Jesus is identifying with His co-equal part with the entire Godhead.
Learn to know Christ and him crucified. Learn to sing to him, and say, "Lord Jesus, you are my righteousness, I am your sin. You have taken upon yourself what is mine and given me what is yours. You have become what you were not so that I might become what I was not." --Martin Luther