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Philip Ledgerwood | Fri, 06/09/2017 - 16:29 | Permalink

Hey Andrew,

I always love the succinct summary posts every so often. Maybe to help me forget about the political chaos on our side of the Pond.

The interesting part to me is that bit about the historical interim. Jerusalem was destroyed, the Roman Empire was converted, but history continues to march on. That horizon of the final resurrection has always been everyone’s horizon, but there was always the element of the age-defining crisis and resolution, and while we aren’t adding to the canon of Scripture, the history of the people of God continues.

Which really leads us to the idea that we are continuing to foresee upcoming crises, trust in God to bring us out the other side, and experience that. And this “end of the age” phenomenon is something that recurs. Our ability to prophetically define those “horizons,” speak to the people of God about them, and pass through them is something that is getting as much air time as I’d like. Or maybe it is, and I’m just not listening. Maybe I’m not identifying the prophets when I hear them.

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