Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog. I hope that you will find the content here engaging, thought-provoking, and ultimately God glorifying! I appreciate you spending your time reading my thoughts, and opinions on various topics of my interests. Please feel free to comment, and make suggestions as you see fit.
I choose to tag this blog with words from the great Apostle Paul to the Corinthian church which says, „For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.“ How rich these words are! The picture to the right helps illustrate this- we can kind of see images, and we can sort of make what they are, but in no way does this give us a clear picture, a clear „reality“ of what is in the image.
John the Baptist, later echoed by Jesus proclaimed that the Kingdom of God was near. And of course, that Kingdom has come in the resurrection of Christ… though not in its fullness. Anthony Hoekema defines this present Kingdom experience as an inaugurated eschatology. Why is this significant to Paul’s words? Paul understood „inaugurated eschatology“- that we can experience, „dimly“, parts of the Kingdom of God. We live in what theologians call the „already, but not yet“. Christ has ushered in a new Kingdom, but he has not bought it to complete realization. We still live in a world that is very much tainted by sin and corruption. Paul says that we look through a glass dimly, saying we know, in part, what the Kingdom looks and feels like, but when we see Christ, physically, in all glory, majesty and power, then shall we know the fullness of the Kingdom of God.
My blog is about seeing the „already“, and hoping for the day when the shade will be lifted, and we will see Christ and enjoy his Kingdom forever.
Having said all of this, I realize that my interpretation of scripture might differ from others. I do my best to study diligently, and to allow the text to interpret itself. However, everyone brings with them culture, traditions, experiences, and reason which shapes their worldview. While this is true of me, I continuously challenge myself to look at scripture objectively without all my „stuff“ added. I hope that you will be encouraged as you read. Feel free to give me suggestions about things to blog about. Later Friends!!