The 4 Pillars of Preeminence

by Chip Brogden

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God’s declared Will and Purpose is that His Son, Jesus Christ, must have the preeminence in all things; meaning that Christ must have the first, highest, and best possible place in the position of supremacy and ascendancy over all created things.

According to Scripture, God’s ultimate intention and purpose is “that in all things [Christ] must have preeminence” (Col. 1:18) – not just in you and me, not just in the Ekklesia, but in all creation. And, if we trace the history of God’s dealings with man throughout the Bible, we see that God has been steadily and surely working towards this goal. “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). He MUST increase, therefore, He WILL increase, and He IS increasing. Likewise, you MUST decrease, therefore you WILL decrease, and you ARE decreasing. This is not a thing to be frightened over. With less of me, there is more of Him. With more of Him, there is less of me. It is a wonderful thing!

To better grasp the preeminence of Christ, we will discuss it in terms of The 4 Pillars of Preeminence: four central principles that illustrate beyond all doubt that Christ is truly Lord and preeminent over all!

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About the Author

CHIP BROGDEN is a best-selling author, teacher, and former pastor. His writings and teachings reach more than 135 nations with a simple, consistent, Christ-centered message focusing on relationship, not religion. Learn more »


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