Last week I presented Paul’s view of the Ascended, Reigning Christ as seen in his private encounters and revealed in his letter to the Ephesians. This article expands and builds on that teaching to show some of the theological themes in the passages as well as the importance of those themes for the Christian life.
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.
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).
Gary DeMar joins hosts Julio Rodriguez, Steve Denhartog, and Shane Kirk on BRIDGE Radio to talk all things eschatology and The Olivet Discourse and his newest book Wars and Rumors of Wars. Gary is an American writer, lecturer, and was president of American Vision. Gary DeMar is Senior Fellow at American Vision and the author of 25 […]
Gary DeMar joins host Chris Arnzen and co-host Rev. Buzz Taylor on Iron Sharpens Iron to discuss his new book, Wars and Rumors of Wars, and responds to listener questions from around the globe on various topics ranging from apologetics, eschatology, worldview, and more. This podcast—nine years in the making—is a must listen for those new to postmillennialism […]