Referred to a number of times in the New Testament (Acts 2:32–35, 5:31, 7:55–56; Romans 8:34; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:3; 1 Peter 3:22, etc.) as well as in Christian creeds. As a royal metaphor, “the right hand of God” suggests a place of honor and authority, and as a theological metaphor in the context of monotheism, it suggests participation in the power and authority of God.