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A This passage is usually called on to prove that in His nature and status, Christ is on an equal footing with Jehovah God, or is God Himself, as the second person on the Trinity.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
The flow of the argument is that the brethren should not try to gain advantage of each other one-upmanship but that they should submit to one another, regarding one’s compatriot as better than oneself.
Christ’s being ‘in the form of God’ does not mean that Jesus was, is, or ever will be, God Himself who only is always and ever ‘all in all’, the Almighty (1 Cor. 15: 28, KJV).
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