|Faith Strengthened||Chapter 27||Part 2|
Matthew 28:18, "And Jesus came and spake unto them (i.e. his disciples), All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." This passage does not show that he was Divine Being; for, had he been so, he would not have asserted that the power was given to him. To God, nothing can be given; for "Unto him belongeth the dominion and the power." He is the Giver, and not the Receiver. It could not be maintained that Jesus received the dominion from his Father, for in that case the Bestower and the Acceptor must incontestably be considered as two separate and distinct Beings. This concludes our views concerning the book of Matthew.