The content of his preaching is the saving event which is Christ Jesus, who is Lord of all who accept the preaching, cf. Rom. 14:7—9. Believers are put in a relation to Christ Jesus in which He is Lord. This is Paul’s testimony when he speaks about the overwhelming significance Ï„á¿†Ï‚ Î³Î½ÏŽÏƒÎµÏ‰Ï‚ Î§ÏÎ¹ÏƒÏ„Î¿á¿¦ á¼¸Î·ÏƒÎ¿á¿¦ Ï„Î¿á¿¦ ÎºÏ…ÏÎ¯Î¿Ï… Î¼Î¿Ï…, Phil. 3:8. Christ Jesus is the One á½ƒÏ‚ á¼Î³ÎµÎ½Î®Î¸Î· ÏƒÎ¿Ï†Î¯Î± á¼¡Î¼á¿–Î½ á¼€Ï€á½¸ Î¸ÎµÎ¿á¿¦, Î´Î¹ÎºÎ±Î¹Î¿ÏƒÏÎ½Î· Ï„Îµ ÎºÎ±á½¶ á¼Î³Î¹Î±ÏƒÎ¼á½¸Ï‚ ÎºÎ±á½¶ á¼€Ï€Î¿Î»ÏÏ„ÏÏ‰ÏƒÎ¹Ï‚, 1 Cor. 1:30. It is thus evident once again that Christ is all this as the One who is commissioned by God–á¼€Ï€á½¸ Î¸ÎµÎ¿á¿¦. The á¼¸Î·ÏƒÎ¿á¿¦ Î§ÏÎ¹ÏƒÏ„Î¿á¿¦ Ï„Î¿á¿¦ ÎºÏ…ÏÎ¯Î¿Ï… á¼¡Î¼á¿¶Î½ of Paul in Rom. 1:3 f. sums up the traditional confession of Jesus as the Son of God. For Paul sonship and lordship embrace the earthly and the eternal modes of Christ Jesus. In the confessional formula which rejects many gods and lords we read: á¼¡Î¼á¿–Î½ Îµá¼·Ï‚ Î¸Îµá½¸Ï‚ á½ Ï€Î±Ï„Î®Ï , á¼Î¾ Î¿á½— Ï„á½° Ï€Î¬Î½Ï„Î± ÎºÎ±á½¶ á¼¡Î¼Îµá¿–Ï‚ Îµá¼°Ï‚ Î±á½Ï„ÏŒÎ½, ÎºÎ±á½¶ Îµá¼¶Ï‚ ÎºÏÏÎ¹Î¿Ï‚ , á¼¸Î·ÏƒÎ¿á¿¦Ï‚ Î§ÏÎ¹ÏƒÏ„ÏŒÏ‚, Î´Î¹Ê¼ Î¿á½— Ï„á½° Ï€Î¬Î½Ï„Î± ÎºÎ±á½¶ á¼¡Î¼Îµá¿–Ï‚ Î´Î¹Ê¼ Î±á½Ï„Î¿á¿¦, 1 Cor. 8:6.
This formulation develops what is said in the salutations: Ï‡Î¬ÏÎ¹Ï‚ á½‘Î¼á¿–Î½ ÎºÎ±á½¶ Îµá¼°ÏÎ®Î½Î· á¼€Ï€á½¸ Î¸ÎµÎ¿á¿¦ Ï€Î±Ï„Ïá½¸Ï‚ á¼¡Î¼á¿¶Î½ ÎºÎ±á½¶ ÎºÏ…ÏÎ¯Î¿Ï… á¼¸Î·ÏƒÎ¿á¿¦ Î§ÏÎ¹ÏƒÏ„Î¿á¿¦, Rom. 1:7; 1 Cor. 1:3; 2 Cor. 1:2; Gal. 1:3; Phil. 1:2; Phlm. 3, cf. also Col. 1:2; Eph. 1:2; 2 Thes. 1:2. No matter whether this statement was taken over by Paul or formulated by him, it displays a balanced structure which leads to the full designation ÎºÏÏÎ¹Î¿Ï‚ á¼¸Î·ÏƒÎ¿á¿¦Ï‚ Î§ÏÎ¹ÏƒÏ„ÏŒÏ‚. (Lord Jesus Christ)
Theological dictionary of the New Testament. 1964- (G. Kittel, G. W. Bromiley & G. Friedrich, Ed.) (electronic ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. TDNT Volume 9, Page 554
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