Reformed Theology Matthew 24:36  Calvinism

Matthew 24:36

Reformed Theology Matthew 24:36  Calvinism
Matthew 24:36

I have been trying to avoid asking this question regarding Matthew 24:36, as it could easily label me as a heretic, but I still think it's a profitable exercise on exegesis.

But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only

"nor the Son" is textual variant, but that may not matter much for this discussion. Typically, in response of this of text as it might question the God the Son's omniscience is to refer to Philippians 2:6-9 to state that Christ had to forfeit part of His Deityship to become human.

who [Jesus Christ], though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

But I always find this answer unsatisfying, mainly because A.) it assumes that the Son knew the hour before the incarnation, which it cannot be derived from Jesus according to Matthew, and B.) (the biggest issue for me personally) since ὁ Πατὴρ μόνος, only the Father knows the hour implies that the Holy Spirit doesn't know the hour as well.

Which leads me to wonder, while there's only one God, is there different attributes in each Person of God? We already believe that from the Christian orthodox faith; God the Son was the one to become incarnated, God the Holy Spirit is the Comforter of the church, etc. So is it possible that only God the Father is personally responsible for the dating of prophecy? Of course, this would leave a gaping hole on Christian determinism, as it would presuppose that the timing of prophecy is malleable. Although, we already seen a glimpse on rearranged dating of fulfillment, e.g. the people of Israel had to wait 490+ more years for their Messiah according to Daniel 9.

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I have been trying to avoid asking this question regarding Matthew 24:36, as it could easily label me as a heretic, but I still think it’s a profitable exercise on exegesis.But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only”nor the Son” is textual variant, but that may not matter much for this discussion. Typically, in response of this of text as it might question the God the Son’s omniscience is to refer to Philippians 2:6-9 to state that Christ had to forfeit part of His Deityship to become human.who [Jesus Christ], though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.But I always find this answer unsatisfying, mainly because A.) it assumes that the Son knew the hour before the incarnation, which it cannot be derived from Jesus according to Matthew, and B.) (the biggest issue for me personally) since ὁ Πατὴρ μόνος, only the Father knows the hour implies that the Holy Spirit doesn’t know the hour as well.Which leads me to wonder, while there’s only one God, is there different attributes in each Person of God? We already believe that from the Christian orthodox faith; God the Son was the one to become incarnated, God the Holy Spirit is the Comforter of the church, etc. So is it possible that only God the Father is personally responsible for the dating of prophecy? Of course, this would leave a gaping hole on Christian determinism, as it would presuppose that the timing of prophecy is malleable. Although, we already seen a glimpse on rearranged dating of fulfillment, e.g. the people of Israel had to wait 490+ more years for their Messiah according to Daniel 9.help
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