If you haven't seen it already, I would recommend "The Chosen"! The first episode of Season 2 can be viewed by clicking here!

Bible Dictionaries

Charles Buck Theological Dictionary

Obedience of Christ

Additional Links

Is generally divided into active and passive. His active obedience implies what he did; his passive what he suffered. Some divines distinguish these. They refer our pardon to his passive, and our title to glory to his active obedience: though, Dr. Owen observes, that it cannot be clearly evinced that there is any such thing in propriety of speech as passive obedience: obeying is doing, to which passion or suffering doth not belong. Of the active obedience of Christ the Scriptures assure us that he took upon him the form of a servant, and really became one, Is. 49: 3. Philippians 2:5 . Hebrews 8:1-13 : He was subject to the law of God. "He was made under the law;" the judicial or civil law of the Jews: the ceremonial law, and the moral law, Matthew 17:24; Matthew 17:27 . Luke 2:22 . Psalms 40:7-8 . He was obedient to the law of nature; he was in a state of subjection to his parents; and he fulfilled the commands of his heavenly Father as it respected the first and second table. His obedience,

1. Was voluntary, Psalms 40:6 .

2. Complete, 1 Peter 2:22 .

3. Wrought out in the room and stead of his people, Romans 10:4 . Romans 5:19 .

4. Well pleasing and acceptable in the sight of God.

See ATONEMENT; Death and Sufferings of Christ.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.

Bibliography Information
Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Obedience of Christ'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. 1802.

Search for…
Enter query in the box below:
Choose a letter to browse:
Prev Entry
Next Entry