crown = prize, the blessing of having His Name upon us. It is not literal, it is spiritual.
Nice theory.. so the Crown is not real but metaphorical?..
I agree... wonder what ELSE is metaphorical in the New Testament?.. i.e. the Sabbath.. born again.. water and wine.. etc..
Interesting subject that!... could make a good conversation..
The literalists(arians) would hate it though..
Lam 5:16 The crown is fallen from our head: woe unto us, that we have sinned!
Rev 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Rev 3:11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.