For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. Romans 8:19 The resurrection of Christ signals the transformation of the cosmos – this physical world – in time and space, in history. From chapter 1 of his epistle to the Romans Paul progressively explicates the Gospel as God's solution to the disruption of the cosmos caused by human rebellion, … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores God’s purpose from Creation to New Creation—for a New Earth.
It explores how the Adam-Christ parallel explicates God’s redemptive purpose for history, from Creation to De-Creation (Fall), climaxing with Re-Creation (Christ); in fact, a New Heavens and a New Earth—a restored cosmos. It also demonstrates the principle of Adam and Christ's covenant headship, the former leading to curse and historical judgements, and the latter to blessing and human flourishing.
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God’s purpose is from Creation to New Creation—for a New Earth. The Adam-Christ parallel (Rom 5:12-20) explicates God’s redemptive purpose for history, recreating a New Heavens and a New Earth in Christ (Rev 21:1-6; 2 Cor 5:17). This motif of a New Creation in Christ demonstrates that the infinite creator-God was not ‘caught on the hop’ by the Fall; that while the impact of … [Read more...]