Philippians 2:6

Philipians 2:6 KJohn36574 at KJohn36574 at
Wed Dec 22 23:58:15 EST 1999

Acts 2:38 Which translation? Pronouns in John 1:1 and 1 John 1:1-4 I think that Paul is addressing a fear factor here. He is trying to encourage the Philipians. He is in chains (Phil. 1:7,14) awaiting possible death, but not afraid, and the Philipians have their enemies which he encourages them to not be terrified of (Phil. 1:28). All this is stated prior to 2:6.After 2:6 in verse 8 he talks about Jesus be obediant even to his death on the cross. There seems to be a context, not of just “humility”, but courage and steadfastness in the midst of suffering, and even possible death.So maybe “not robbery” in 2:6 means the pre-incarnate Christ was not fearful of losing His deity when He exchanged the outward form of God for the outward form of a man.That is, He did not have to cling to His deity as a robber would his plunder. He could not cease being God, just as the Philipians didn’t have to fear loosing what was already theirs. Thus they should be like minded with Christ 2:5.Ken JohnsonElk Grove, CAKJohn36574 at

Acts 2:38 Which translation?Pronouns in John 1:1 and 1 John 1:1-4

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