Q. Can you explain 1 Cor. 15:24-28, especially verse 28? Does this mean that in the end, Christ will be ‘absorbed’, so to speak, by God and no longer be a separate entity or that Christ will no longer be relevant, for lack of a better word, and just be like us or just that Christ will no longer have to reign and can just ‘rest’?
A. We learn from this passage that the Father put the kingdom under the Son’s authority for the purpose of cleansing it of all its enemies. The last enemy is death which will be conquered at the end of the millennium when it will be thrown into the lake of fire (Rev. 20:14).
At that point we will enter eternity and the Son will hand the purified Kingdom back to the Father. The Creation will have been restored to the condition it was in when God originally created it , the rebellion in heaven will have been put down and the rebels judged, humanity will once again be sin free and immortal, and there will be only one will in the universe; God’s will. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit will be just as they were before Satan’s rebellion upset everything.