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Christianity affirms the material order. In creation God made the physical world (Gen. 1) and man with a tangible body (Gen. 2:7). In redemption God effects the incarnation of Christ (Heb. 2:14) and His physical resurrection (Luke 24:39). We should not be surprised, then, that even in the consummation we will once again inhabit physical […]

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In Scripture the new heavens and new earth are already present in history — spiritually and covenantally. And the Isaiah 65:17ff passage is a key text for understanding this truth. This powerful passage reads: For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; / And the former things will not be remembered or come […]

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As an important feature of biblical eschatology, the new creation concept is most powerfully presented in Isaiah’s prophecy of the new Jerusalem. In this prophecy we find both a re-created “Jerusalem” and “people” (Isa 65:17–19). For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be remembered or come […]

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The new creation is an important feature of biblical eschatology. In fact, it is the ultimate goal of history. However, most Christians have a very limited understanding of the new creation and therefore are not able to really appreciate its glory and significance. This lack of understanding is related to the fact that oftentimes non-postmillennial […]

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by Rev. Greg L. Bahnsen, Ph.D. (Philosophy, University of California)  We Believe As we saw in our last study, postmillennalists believe that Jesus established the kingdom of God on earth during His first advent. “God has highly exalted Him to His right hand to be a Prince and Savior that He might give repentance and […]

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