Here's my genuine question. In what sense can we sing the following lines, taken from a song that I sang in a Christian setting recently:
As Angels looked on You humbled yourself; Gave up your glorious throne;
Is it ever proper to talk about Jesus giving up his glorious throne? I'm not sure. My knowledge of the Scriptures is very poor, so I cant think of an obvious passage that the song alludes to. (Johannine ideas perhaps? Philippians 2 certainly does not fit.) My gut instinct is to feel that I know what the song is getting at. But my theological head tells me that not for one moment did Jesus give up his glorious throne. The Son of God has always been, and will always be, enthroned in heaven.
Thoughts? Offers of help?