CHRI 3302 NT Theology

CHRI 3302 NT Theology - Eschatology Eschatos-last Jewish...

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Eschatology Eschatos—last Jewish eschatology NT eschatology Kingdom arrival New order and its shape
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Revelation God speaks to us Purpose: for us to know him For facts and to know him personally God’s speaking to us is an act of grace
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Revelation God reveals who he is Rev. indispensable if we are to know God We can know about someone or we can know someone God can choose any means he wishes Christians believe God’s ultimate medium is Jesus Christ
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Revelation, How? Nature Rom. 1:19-20 Partial, and difficult at times History Either events in people’s lives or the story about those events God speaks in people’s lives and he speaks to those who are listening Some events are revelation of rebellion against God
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Revelation, How? The Bible Witness to events in history Miraculous and the mundane Not magic book Not secret book, that needs decoding Read in context: “At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar” (1 Chron.26:18) Not an idol, but means to an end
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Revelation, How? Israel, God revealed as deliverer; Exodus (Other relig. nature gods) Deut. 7:6-8 How do we know events are revelatory? In light of God’s previous revelation, esp. Jesus People help us to see what is revelatory of God
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Revelation, How Jesus Christ Ultimate and completing revelation Criterion of Revelation as whole
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God God is Personal Personal as opposed to things A child distinguishes quickly between parents and toys To say God is Personal is to say that He is real (against atheism) He is living(against idolatry) He is active (against deism)
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God God Is Transcendent Greater than, more than, above all He is separate He is creator Against pantheism Against emanationism Is.45:8-12 He is free from limitation of power and knowledge
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God Good God is Good and Loving God does only good the challenge of theodicy—a vindication of God’s justice and mercy in light of the existence of evil; a justification of the ways of God to human beings Loving God loves; life invested for others
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The Divine Plan: The Whole Counsel of God Luke Fulfillment is a key proclamation of the NT church or witnesses about the event of Christ Luke is a good witness—two opening chapters bring us up to date Opens with Zachariah, representing a people who continue to wait for the consolation of Israel; he is told his son will be the new Elijah Mary, her son will sit on the throne of David Simeon announces hopes fulfilled for Israel and the Gentiles
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The Divine Plan: Whole Counsel (cont.) John appears and announces Jesus and the coming of God’s universal salvation (3:4-6) Jesus inaugurates the Jubilee, “the year of the Lord’s favor” (4:16-19) Jesus’ transfiguration, a meeting with Moses and Elijah about the new Exodus he is to accomplish in his death (9:31); and the voice from heaven refers to Jesus as the chosen one
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course CHRI 3302 taught by Professor Bordelon during the Spring '08 term at Houston Baptist.

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