Because God’s purpose is to restore the world, he will first restore his church as the "pillar and foundation of the truth" (1 Tim 3:15). Why? Because God has destined the church, as Christ's Body, to be the “light of the world, the city set on a hill” (Mtt 5:14). Tragically within the first several centuries the church fell from its high destiny, particularly through its … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores God’s Purpose in time-space history.
Humankind dreams of a better world, but how can that happen? God has a plan for human flourishing – a new world here and now – and it's revealed in the person of Jesus Christ and his Gospel. It is explicated through the biblical motif of 'Kingdom & Covenant'—God's Government and its Constitution as the genius of a New World Order.
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The fulfilment of God's Purpose invloves:
- God's Government
- Covenant Relationship
- New Earth (renovated cosmos)
- Cultural Reconstruction
- Restoration History (restored church)
God relates to humankind through Covenant. Beginning in Adam and culminating in Christ, there is an historical continuity of God’s covenant relationship with mankind, expressed through various administrations (e.g. Adamic, Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic, Messianic). As the outshining of God's nature and character, God's law is the ground of covenant. Based on obedience to … [Read more...]
God’s purpose is for time-space history. God has purposed that his ‘will’ be done on earth. Through the biblical motif of the ‘Kingdom of God’ we learn that God's Government is designed to bring human flourishing to all spheres of life, which entails another biblical motif of ‘Creation and New Creation’, promising the renovation of the cosmos—a New Heavens and a New … [Read more...]
And He Shall Soon Crush Satan Under Your Feet At the birth of our Saviour, Christ the Lord, an angel appeared to the shepherds nearby, declaring the good news for all people. And suddenly, in reply, the heavenly host appeared proclaiming in chorus: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace among men with whom He is pleased.” Luke 2:14 NAS Christ’s birth … [Read more...]
“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” Psalms 8:3-4 Christ’s birth is the consummate divine statement concerning man. When the omnipotent eternal God, the creator of the universe, condescended to the human estate by … [Read more...]