A recent tweet from Desiring God stated that not one of the 112 references to being blessed in the New Testament “is connected to material prosperity”: This tweet, its potential implications, and some of the baggage that goes along with it bring up a topic we need to address in a comprehensive manner: the connection […]
Is the work of God in the New Covenant really leading up to the climax of a literal new outer space with new stars and a new globe with no ocean on it? It’s time to rethink all of this, folks. . . . The phrase “heaven and earth” is used throughout Scripture. God especially […]
A lot has been said about “chaos” lately, particularly with the rise of popularity of Jordan B. Peterson. Peterson’s book promises an “antidote” to chaos, and his lectures on the Bible highlight the same theme. His lectures on the Bible, however, also do not stick with the Bible, but instead interpret it through the lens […]
Isaiah introduces this passage with God promising a glorious revision: “behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.” The language, of course, parallels the first verse of the Bible: God created the heavens and the earth. Scripture, then, focuses on God as […]
One of the most misunderstood and misapplied themes in all of Scripture is that of “new heavens and new earth.” Peter wrote “we are waiting” (v. 13) for this reality, and many Christians think this is the case still for today. In the studies which follow, I am going to tell you why this is almost entirely incorrect.