Simply Singular: Is Christ Prominent or Preeminent?

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  • Item# B00340
  • Author: Dr. Jerry Benjamin
  • Publisher: Jerry Benjamin, 2001
  • Size: 56 pp, paperback.

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No greater need exists among Christians today than returning to the simplicity of loving and adoring Christ for Who He is, so that he would be preeminent.

Preeminence is different from prominence. Prominence suggests, "one among many." If I were to say to my wife, "Sweetie, you are prominent in my affections," it would probably engender uncertainty rather than encourage assurance— because, obviously, her first thought would be, "Who else is prominent in your heart?" Preeminence, however, conveys the truth that there is no one else— THE one and only. Every wife desires that place in her husband's love, but in a far greater and deeper way, the Lord Jesus Christ is to have the preeminence in and over everything in our lives.


"Of Him [Christ], and through Him [Christ], and to Him [Christ], are all things."

Romans 11:36

"For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one Husband [Christ], that I may present you as a pure virgin to Christ, but I fear lest somehow as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so you may be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ."

2 Corinthians 11:2-3

"That in all things He [Christ] might have the preeminence."

Colossians 1:18c

“We are pleased that TBC is offering a number of Jerry Benjamin’s booklets in the Little Nuggets Series. To quote the author, ‘The writings are intended to introduce sinners to the Savior and to refresh and strengthen the spirits of the saints.’ We strongly recommend that these booklets be in every Christian’s devotional library.” —Ruth Hunt

Little Nuggets Series, Booklet #7.