The Significance of Hymns to Christ (Biblical)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

New Testament hymns to Christ celebrate what he did before Creation, his mission of incarnation and reconciliation, and his present exalted position as Lord of the universe. In so doing, they counter heretical ideas that were influencing some segments of the early church.

The Reason for Christological Hymns

The teasing question asks what purpose was served by these Christological hymns. The examples we may point to in Paul's writing suggest that they were well known in the various churches,...


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