In 1 Cor. 15:28, it is written,

28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all. KJV, 1769

ΚΗʹ ὅταν δὲ ὑποταγῇ αὐτῷ τὰ πάντα τότε καὶ αὐτὸς ὁ υἱὸς ὑποταγήσεται τῷ ὑποτάξαντι αὐτῷ τὰ πάντα ἵνα ᾖ ὁ θεὸς τὰ πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν TR, 1550

What does it mean that God will “may be all in all” («τὰ πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν»)?1


1 The exact phrase «τὰ πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν» also occurs in 1 Cor. 12:6, and a similar phrase occurs in Col. 3:11 («τὰ πάντα καὶ ἐν πᾶσιν») and Eph. 1:23 («πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν»).


And when ... - In this future time, when this shall be accomplished. This implies that the time has not yet arrived, and that his dominion is now exercised, and that he is carrying forward his plans for the subjugation of all things to God.

Shall be subdued unto him - Shall be brought under subjection. When all his enemies shall be overcome and destroyed; or when the hearts of the redeemed shall be entirely subject to God. When God's kingdom shall be fully established over the universe. It shall then be seen that he is Lord of all. In the previous verses he had spoken of the promise that all things should be subjected to God; in this, he speaks of its being actually done.

Then shall the Son also himself be subject ... - It has been proposed to render this, "even then shall the Son," etc.; implying that he had been all along subject to God; had acted under his authority; and that this subjection would continue even then in a sense similar to that in which it had existed; and that Christ would then continue to exercise a delegated authority over his people and kingdom.


God's presence is continuous throughout all of creation.Interesting that when Kingdom finished on Earth Bible says Christ will turn all over to HIS FATHER and step down that GOD may BE all in ALL. Would mean GOD becomes everything person by being written in their minds hearts recreating HIMSELF to BE massive presence everywhere expressed

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    You say that 'Bible says' but you have not said where it says that. Without citing references, you are expressing personal opinion, which is off-topic. – Nigel J Dec 5 '17 at 1:47

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