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Because of the glorious Lord Jesus Christ, true life now—and eternal life forever—is yours to know and enjoy. What the Scripture reveals about Him is worth more than all knowledge, all riches, and all happiness in this world.
Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
Fundamental to what it means to be created by God is to be a disciple and learner. We are created to need counsel. The Fall has inclined us by nature and choice to listen to Satan’s counsel instead of God’s, and to rebel against His authority, truth, and right to command and define His world. Since that time, we have been born in unbelief and rejection of God’s viewpoint, and only a radical miracle of regeneration will transform us. Read more
In a fallen world, the cold fingerprints of death mar all things. Men were originally created top be young and strong forever, with heart, mind and body all perfectly at their zenith and consecrated to the glory of God and the love of people. Relationships with both were intended to not be fickle or have lulls, but flourish and deepen. Our relationship to the world around us was to be one of loving dominion, imaging God by cultivating His world from a garden into the grandest inhabited earth one could imagine. Read more
In Romans 8, Paul recounts at length the Spirit’s empowerment and enablement of believers to overcome the flesh, that resident expression of the external fallenness he describes elsewhere in the chapter. In verses 18-25, there is a whole world of wonderful insight about the present state of things and the work of God that will reverse and renew them to unforeseen heights. Paul writes that the created order is “subjected to futility in hope” (v. 18) by God Himself—in hope that the entire created realm will one day be set free from its corruption to enjoy the freedom of God’s children’s glorification (in other words, the curse over the earth will be removed at our resurrection)! Read more
God has always desired His people to be His witnesses to the world. This was a large part of why He created the nation of Israel in the first place (I cannot recommend enough Walter Kaiser’s excellent book Mission in the Old Testament for a rich, profound study of this concept). He wished to sue a people to declare His glory and ways to the world and draw the nations to Himself through them. In this age, local churches step into and share Israel’s role in this way, as they speak of Christ, His ways, and His present-future kingdom to the world around them. Read more
Since Satan was thrown out of Heaven by the triune God, he has been on a mission to oppose the Lord and thwart His purposes. We know from Scripture that he fell because he resented his place as a creature and wished to take the throne and authority of God (Isaiah 14:13-14; it is also possible this passage describes the Antichrist, the ultimate human expression of Satanic rebellion). It is noteworthy that after the sixth day of the creation week, the entire universe was considered unfallen even though Satan and his demons had already rebelled. It was only when Adam and Even listened to Satanic counsel that their authority as rulers of the earth plunged their whole domain into the wickedness we have all known for thousands of years. Satan wished to damn men and the inhabited world because both were essential to God’s plan. Read more