Creation versus Salvation

The Bible begins with Creation, but Christian theology has, for centuries, had other priorities. Many believe the primary story of the Old Testament is the election of Israel. This election of Israel as an emphasis reduces Creation to an afterthought, a mere accessory to the weightier biblical concern of human salvation. Salvation History is theContinue reading “Creation versus Salvation”

Mediation and Prayer

The book of Hebrews gives us a glimpse into Christ’s heavenly ministry.  Hebrews 8:6 says, “But now He (Christ) has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.” What is Jesus mediating?  The common Biblical belief is that Jesus is mediating betweenContinue reading “Mediation and Prayer”

God’s Desire for Intimacy

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.’ So God created man, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:26-27). Mere chance could not direct Creation toward such heights, nor was such a possibility seriously proposed until recently. For God’s personhood liesContinue reading “God’s Desire for Intimacy”