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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
Long promised and declared in the older Testament is God’s love for the world. The Seed Promise in Genesis 3 is a ringing declaration of God’s promise of victory over sin and death for all humanity through the Seed of the woman. In Genesis 12 God takes the pagan Gentile, Abraham, and assures him that through him will come a nation that will bless all the families of the earth (Genesis 12:3). Genesis 35 hints at a “congregation of nations” that will come from Jacob (v. 11). Psalm 22 says all the ends of the earth will turn to God because of the Messiah (v. 27); Psalm 67 that His salvation will be known among all nations and that all the ends of the earth will fear Him (vv. 2, 7); Psalm 86 that all the nations He has made (all of them!) will come and bow down before Him in worship (v. 9); and Psalm 138 that all the kings of the earth will give thanks to Him when they have heard the words of His mouth (!) and will sing of His ways (vv. 4-5). Read more
The absolute necessity of the new birth is one of the chief distinguishing marks of true religion from false. Of course, the reason the new birth is necessary is because the heart is depraved. The glorious New Covenant promise of hearts of flesh for the people of God (Ezek. 36:26) presupposes hearts of stone that rebel against the Lord, reject His authority, and whose affections love the wrong things in the wrong way. Read more
The New Covenant is ultimately about complete redemption of every part of life. The covenant with Abraham is arguably the Bible’s foundational covenant; it lays the groundwork for salvation at every level and promises an enduring people and Seed (most immediately, the eternal physical nation of Israel, but more generally the spiritual seed of Abraham—the pinnacle of both being the Lord Jesus Christ), land covenanted to that people forever that would be the citadel and center of the work of God in the earth, and blessing for all the nations because of these promises and especially the divine Seed. The Davidic Covenant assures us of a human-divine king who will rule perfectly and forever over God’s kingdom, and of God’s unconditional faithfulness to the line of David to make this happen. But the New Covenant—which is in many ways a restatement of and enlargement upon past promises that were made to Eve, Shem, Noah, Abraham, David, and many others—promises a people rightly related to God, whose sins are dealt with by forgiveness and whose new natures receive joyfully the rule and reign of God through His Word written upon their very hearts. Read more
One of the greatest truths of biblical Christianity is that of Sola Scriptura. It is one that sets the true faith apart from apostate or disobedient impostors. It is utterly essential to biblical, obedient, and genuinely fruitful Christianity. But this type of massive truth should be expected, by discerning Christians, to be constantly under attack—including, sadly, from the very people who most profess to affirm it. Read more
During His three-and-a-half year earthly ministry, our Lord Jesus accomplished many things. Because I believe the promised eschatological kingdom was inaugurated in our Lord’s ministry and will be fully consummated with His pre-millennial Second Advent, I also believe many of these events in some way illustrated, founded, or otherwise taught about that wonderful kingdom, of which our Lord is the rightful king. Read more