Our greatest blessing is the gracious provision of the blessings of the New Covenant which Jesus secured for us through His sacrificial death. Of all people this Thanksgiving, Christians have reason to be the most thankful!
Origen’s pneumatology greatly informs his theology of God, humanity’s participation with the Trinity, and his doctrine of the Scriptures. All in all, Origen found the Spirit to be at work throughout the Scriptures, and he sought participation with the Trinity through the Spirit—both for himself and for his hearers.
What does the Bible say our responsibility is in light of large scale geo-political events? As a pastor, do you have any insight in how to shepherd members of my congregation through this issue?
Stay deeply involved in dirty-hands ministry. You’ve got to mess with real-life people . . . people who are hurting and growing. If you get away from that, your academics will go sour. Along with this, get a spouse, develop a great marriage, and make babies
Most Christians would agree that the Old Covenant mediated by Moses at Mt. Sinai is different than the New Covenant mediated by Jesus through His death at Calvary. That requires a minimum of two divine administrations or dispensations. And if we assume that the eternal state is different from the present church age, we can postulate a third dispensation. If there is a difference between the eternal state and the Messianic Kingdom, then we have a fourth dispensation. One doesn’t have to embrace the full seven dispensations of the Scofield Study Notes to be a “Dispensationalist.”