Romans 9:5 in the context of high Christology verses - (Joseph John Gurney)

Steven Avery

Biblical Notes and Dissertations to Confirm and Illustrate the Deity of Christ (1843 edition)
Joseph John Gurney

Joseph John Gurney (1788-1847)

Thomas Burgess in
Remarks on the general tenour of the New Testament

recommends the Gurney section on Romans 9:5 here:
Which section is in a few editions.

Biblical Notes and Dissertations, Chiefly Intended to Confirm and Illustrate the Doctrine of the Deity of Christ: With Some Remarks on the Practical Importance of that Doctrine (1830)
Joseph John Gurney
p. 423-456

And on p. 69 recommends Gurney for
1 Timothy 3:16
P. 373-410

And on p. viii, Gurney is discussed for the heavenly witnesses. Gurney is equivocal, and afaik does not have a section on the verse but he does do a good job refuting Porson's confusions about the Holy Spirit and v. 7 and 8.


Romans 9:5 and many related high Christology verses

Romans 9:5 (AV)
Whose are the fathers,
and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came,
who is over all,
God blessed for ever.

Colossians 1:16 (AV)
For by him were all things created,
that are in heaven, and that are in earth,
visible and invisible,

1 Corinthians 8:6 (AV)
But to us there is but one God, the Father,
of whom are all things, and we in him;
and one Lord Jesus Christ,
by whom are all things, and we by him.
whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers:
all things were created by him, and for him:

Ephesians 1:20-23 (AV)
Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead,
and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion,
and every name that is named,
not only in this world,
but also in that which is to come:
And hath put all things under his feet,
and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
Which is his body,
the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Philippians 2:9-10 (AV)
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him,
and given him a name which is above every name:
That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

Hebrews 1:6 (AV)
And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world,
he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him.

Colossians 1:17 (AV)
And he is before all things,
and by him all things consist.

Hebrews 1:3 (AV)
Who being the brightness of his glory,
and the express image of his person,
and upholding all things by the word of his power,
when he had by himself purged our sins,
sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

1 Corinthians 15:27-28 (AV) - Gurney only gave v. 27!
For he hath put all things under his feet.
But when he saith,
all things are put under him,
it is
manifest that he is excepted,
which did put all things under him.
And when all things shall be subdued unto him,
then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him,
that God may be all in all.

Romans 9:5 fits in perfectly with this group of verses, it is not a special "Jesus is God" verse, any more than the Granville Sharp Rule for Fools verses. See the page on dual addressing.



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