The Final Confession of Every Created Being

“At the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:10-11

Herman Bavinck in The Sacrifice of Praise:

The history of the world therefore ends in the unity of confession. One day, angels and devils, the righteous and the godless shall agree in the acknowledgment, that Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father and therefore Heir of all things. Then every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess, that Jesus Christ is the Lord.

Today that confession can be contradicted and opposed… We walk by faith and not by sight. The world, that reckons only with things visible, can contradict the Church, consider her faith foolishness, and look upon her hope as an illusion…

But a change is coming, Maranatha!… When Christ appears thus in glory, no one shall be able to oppose or withstand Him… No unbelief, no doubt shall any more be possible. Then all creatures shall have to acknowledge that Christ is the Lord. They shall have to acknowledge it, if not freely, then compelled; if not willingly, then unwillingly; if not with, then against their desire.

Even from the Throne in the midst of the Heavens, throughout all the realms of creation, to the very depth of the great abyss, only one voice shall be heard to sound and resound: Christ the Lord! And all creatures together shall bow the knee before Him, who, to be sure, was deeply humiliated and died on a cross, but who was also highly exalted and seated upon the Throne of the Universe at the Father’s right hand.

What a future, what a scene! The whole creation upon its knees before Jesus!

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