A study of Paul’s doctrine of the Ascended, Reigning Christ carries profound implications for Christian worldview and dominion. In this first of a two-part study, I wish to lay most the exegetical groundwork. Then we can move more into the biblical-theological themes in the next part.
There is an old saying, which fits the village atheist right down to the last shirt button: Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.
God’s sovereignty includes ownership of all His creation. Melchizedek, in blessing Abram, said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth (Gen. 14:19; cf. v. 22). The Bible continues the relationship between sovereignty and ownership by declaring to Israel that all the Earth is His (Ex. 19:5).
Comments from John Calvin appropriate for times of mass tragedy and casualty: *** We can see how God is afflicting the world today. Even people who are strangers to us are related to us, because we are all made in the image of God, and have a common nature which should be a mutual bond […]
Pastor John MacArthur made the following comments about civil unrest in the Middle East: “I just think the upshot of all of this is more instability, more chaos,” the longtime Southern California pastor told The Christian Post in an interview. “I don’t think the future looks good.” He may be right, but he doesn’t really […]