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Kenosis


Philippians 2:7 tells us that Jesus emptied (Greek = kenosis [1][2]) Himself. What did this mean? Did He give up His Divine attributes? The following helps to define.

Dr. Walter Martin said,

Jesus put aside the independent exercise of His divine attributes in His full submission to the Father.

Dr.David Hocking adds,

The Roman centurion when going into battle would remove his insignia that identified his rank. He would then go to battle on the front lines with his soldiers. After the battle, he would then replace his insignia. The act of removing his insignia in the Greek language was denoted with the word, kenosis. The centurion did not cease to be in full command of this troops.

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