Does Revelation 22:5 contradict 1 Corinthians 15:28?

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It appears that “so that God may be all in all” is saying “so that God alone will rule and God will rule alone”:

1Co 15:28 ISV But when everything has been put under him, then the
Son himself will also become subject to the one who put everything
under him, so that God may be all in all.

But then we see the inhabitants of New Jerusalem being said to “rule and reign forever”:

Rev_22:5 DRB Rev 22:5 And night shall be no more. And they shall not
need the light of the lamp, nor the light of the sun, because the Lord
God shall enlighten then. And they shall reign for ever and ever.

So why does Jesus need to abdicate in order for God to “be all in all” but the populace continues to reign alongside God?

1 Comment

  • Reply May 4, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    They don’t contradict each other.

    It’s written in Isaiah 9:18-19 that wickedness burns as a fire. A sea and a lake are labels that denote multitudes of sons of men among whom wicked spirit entities carry out wicked activities; 1 Kings 22:22, Hosea 5:4 etc illustrate this scenario. Psalm 74:14, Psalm 104 etc depict as seas the infested multitudes by the wicked levianthan.

    Rev 20:14 signified identifying all the wicked and confining them to a setting of their own signified as a ‘lake of fire’, the fire that depicts evil or wickedness as ‘burning the wicked’ in Isaiah 9. Waters denote spirit/s including men as explained in Revelation 17:15. In Psalm 23:2 the Psalmist prophesies a peculiar walk of those that are led by the spirit of God depicting the holy spirit as ‘quiet waters’ that lead him in life.

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