The Glory of God in Systematic Theology

1. Glory and Bibliology: 2 Cor 3:7-10. Now if the ministry of death, carved in letters on stone, came with such glory that the Israelites could not gaze at Moses’ face because of its glory, which was being brought to an end, will not the ministry of the Spirit have even more glory?For if there was glory in the ministry of condemnation, the ministry of righteousness must far exceed it in glory. Indeed, in this case, what once had glory has come to have no glory at all, because of the glory that surpasses it.

2. Glory and Theology: 1 Tim 1:17. To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

3. Glory and Anthropology: Rom 1:18-25. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things. Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.

4. Glory and Christology: 2 Cor 4:6. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

5. Glory and Soteriology: Eph 1:6. to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.

6. Glory and Ecclesiology: Eph 3:21. to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

7. Glory and Eschatology: Col 1:27. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

8. Glory and Doxology: Rom 11:36. For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

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