Thursday, September 15, 2011

Strength of Amillennialism

  1. It is highly Christocentric: it makes Christ the center of all the biblical covenants (even the “Land” covenant or Siniatic)
  2. It notes the universal scope of the Abrahamic Covenant (as key) to interpreting the rest of the biblical covenants 
  3. It sees salvation history oriented to a person (Christ), instead of a people (the nation of Israel)
  4. It emphasizes continuity between the “people of God” (Israel and the Church are one in Christ Eph. 2:11ff)
  5. It provides an ethic that is rooted in creation, and “re-creation” (continuity between God’s redemptive work now, carried over into the eternal state then)
  6. It emphasizes a trinitarian view of God as it elevates the “person”, Christ Jesus, the second person of the trinity as the point and mediator of all history
  7. It flows from a hermeneutic that takes seriously the literary character of the Scriptures (esp. the book of Revelation)

Originally by: Bobby Grow 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

He Caused it, and it Lasts Forever.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, (1 Peter 1:3 ESV) 

It was according to God's Mercy that he caused us to be born again. It wasn't anything we deserved or did. We didn't cause it ourselves it was the work of God. Now since it was God that caused us to be born again and he did the work then guess what, it lasts forever!

to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:4-5 ESV)

The inheritance is imperishable, which means it cannot go away it will last forever. Our salvation is being guarded by God. That is powerful stuff!

Since God caused our Salvation he will make sure it lasts forever!

All Glory to God!