Luke 12:8

Acknowledge Christ Before Men

8 "And I tell you, 1everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge 2before the angels of God,

Luke 12:8 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 12:8

Also I say unto you
The same as in ( Matthew 10:32 )

whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the son of man
also confess before the angels of God;
only instead of I, he here calls himself "the son of man"; and instead of "before my Father which is in heaven", here it is, "before the angels of God"; who will accompany Christ when he comes to judgment, and will be present, when he shall acknowledge his true followers as the blessed of his Father, the chosen of God, his redeemed and sanctified ones; and reject others before his Father, and the whole universe of rational beings: it is said in the Targum on ( Song of Solomon 1:15 ) .

``when the children of Israel do the will of their king, he by his word (the Logos) praises them in the family of the holy angels.''

This Christ, the eternal word, will do at the great day.

Luke 12:8 In-Context

6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
8 "And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God,
9 but the one who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [Romans 10:9, 10; Hebrews 10:35; Revelation 3:5]
  • 2. [Luke 15:10; Matthew 25:31; 1 Timothy 5:21; Revelation 3:5]
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