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John 5:22 Commentary - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

A fourth instance of Christ's godhead, and proof of his equality with the Father, is, That it is his work to judge the world: The Father, says Christ, judges no man: that is, no man without me, but all men by me, to this intent, That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father: that is, honour him with the same faith, love, fear, and worship, that is due and payable to God the Father.

Hence learn, 1. That Christ, as God, hath the absolute power of life and death, of absolution and condemnation, which he executes in conjunction with his Father.

2. That having this power of judging the world with the Father, doth shew that the same glory is due to him, which is due unto the Father. All men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father.

3. That such as pretend to honour Christ, but deny him to be God, equal with the Father, withdraw the highest honour from him: and such as withdraw the honour from the Son, deny it to the Father, who will not be honoured but in and through honouring of the Son. This text speaks dread and terror to the Socinians, who pretend to honour Christ, but not with the same honour with which they pretend to honour the Father: in God's account they honour him not at all: For he that honoureth not the Son, honoureth not the Father. True, they pray to Christ, and give him divine worship, though they believe him to be but a creature; but what is this but idolatry, to worship that which by nature is not God, and to do that to a creature which God requires to be given to himself, having said, My glory will I not give unto another? Isa 48:11

Divine honour can be only due to a divine person; that is, to him that is God blessed for evermore.

Consult other comments:

John 5:22 - The Greek Testament

John 5:22 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

John 5:22 - Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament

John 5:22 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

John 5:22 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

John 5:22 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

John 5:22 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

John 5:22 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:22 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:22 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

John 5:22 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

John 5:22 - Geneva Bible Notes

John 5:22 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

John 5:22 - Gnomon of the New Testament

John 5:22 - Godet Commentary (Luke, John, Romans and 1 Corinthians)

John 5:22 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

John 5:22 - The Apologists Bible Commentary

John 5:22 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

John 5:22 - Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer's New Testament Commentary

John 5:22 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

John 5:22 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

John 5:22 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

John 5:22 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

John 5:22 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

John 5:22 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

John 5:22 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

John 5:22 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

John 5:22 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

John 5:22 - Combined Bible Commentary

Expository Notes with Practical Observations on the New Testament