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Title: Biblical Worldview: Restoration


1
Biblical Worldview Restoration
  • Living at the Crossroads
  • Chapter 4

2
Gods Response to Sin
  • While justly angry, God did not turn away from a
    world bent on destruction but turned to face it
    in love. With patience and tender care the Lord
    set out on the long road of redemption to reclaim
    the lost as his people and the world as his
    kingdom (Our World Belongs to God, 18).

3
Salvation is . . .
  • Progressive
  • Restorative
  • Comprehensive

4
Redemption is progressive
  • Gradual unfolding of salvation
  • Gods mission
  • Through Israel, Jesus, church
  • Consummation of history
  • The Bible renders to us the story of Gods
    mission through Gods people in their engagement
    with Gods world for the sake of the whole of
    Gods creation. (C. Wright)

5
Salvation is Restorative Contrasting Plato with
the Bible
  • Platos view of salvation
  • vertical (our destiny is upward in heaven)
  • otherworldly (our souls are saved into another
    spiritual world)
  • an escape (we are saved not as part of this world
    but rather from this world)

6
Salvation is Restorative Contrasting Plato with
the Bible
  • Biblical view of salvation
  • horizontal (we look forward in history to the
    renewal of creation)
  • of this world (the creation is to be renewed)
  • integral to Gods ultimate plan for this world
    (no escape necessary)

7
Salvation is Restorative
  • The creation is very good, the way God intended
    it.
  • Human beings are created to live in the context
    of the creation.
  • The materiality of creation is not what is wrong
    with it the problem
  • is sin.
  • In the Old Testament the future kingdom is
    described as restored life within a new creation
  • Jesus proclaims the gospel of the kingdom.

8
Salvation is Restorative (contd)
  • The creation is very good, the way God intended
    it.
  • Human beings are created to live in the context
    of the creation.
  • The materiality of creation is not what is wrong
    with it the problem is sin.
  • In the Old Testament the future kingdom is
    described as restored life within a new creation.
  • Jesus proclaims the gospel of the kingdom.

9
Two Caveats
  • Restoration does not mean a return to Eden
  • Restoration does not mean there is no
    discontinuity

10
Redemption is Comprehensive
  • Heaven must receive Jesus until the time comes
    for God to restore everything, as he promised
    long ago through his holy prophets. (Acts 321)
  • And he made known to us the mystery of his will
    . . . to bring all things in heaven and on earth
    together under one head, even Christ. (Eph.
    1910)
  • For God was pleased to have all his fullness
    dwell in Christ, and through him to reconcile
    to himself all things, whether things on earth or
    things in heaven, by making peace through his
    blood, shed on the cross. (Col. 11920)

11
Progressive Unfolding of Gods Comprehensive
Restoration
  • Israel called to embody comprehensive restoration
  • Comprehensive restoration inaugurated in Jesus
  • Comprehensive restoration accomplished in death
    and resurrection of Jesus
  • Comprehensive restoration given by exalted Christ
    through the Spirit
  • Mission of church is to make known comprehensive
    restoration
  • Comprehensive restoration completed at Jesus
    return

12
Israel called to embody comprehensive restoration
  • Israel called to be picture of shalom God intends
    for all
  • Whole life shaped by
  • Torah
  • Wisdom literature
  • Prophets

13
Kingdom of God as Comprehensive Restoration
  • Jesus announces kingdom of God
  • Power of God to defeat all opposition to shalom

14
The kingdom of God is . . .
  • . . . the dynamic reassertion of Gods rightful
    kingly rule over the whole of his
    creation (J. Chaplin).

15
Comprehensive scope of kingdom
  • Jesus kingdom ministry launches an all-out
    attack on evil in all its manifestations. Gods
    reign arrives wherever Jesus overcomes the power
    of evil. Then, as it does now, evil took many
    forms pain, sickness, death, demon-possession,
    personal sin and immorality, the loveless
    self-righteousness of those who claim to know
    God, the maintaining of special class privileges,
    the brokenness of human relationships. Jesus is,
    however, saying If human distress takes many
    forms, the power of God does likewise (David
    Bosch).

16
Jesus and the kingdom of God
  • Everything he said and did was directly related
    to the coming of the kingdom. He reversed all the
    consequences of evil in the world disease,
    possession by inhuman spirits, guilt, ritualistic
    and empty religion, a caste system of purity and
    impurity, scarcity of food, a hostile nature,
    commercial exploitation and death (Andrew Kirk).

17
Kingdom of God as Comprehensive Restoration
  • Jesus announces kingdom of God
  • Power of God to defeat all opposition to shalom
  • Salvation of kingdom in Luke Includes physical,
    spiritual, political, economic, and social

18
Comprehensive restoration accomplished in Jesus
death
  • Cross is victory over sin and evil
  • John 123133 Col. 215 Rev. 7712
  • Defeats evil powers that enslave social and
    cultural life as well as individual

19
Comprehensive restoration inaugurated in Jesus
resurrection
  • Resurrection in first century Restoration of
    creation
  • Jesus is firstfruits and firstborn of this cosmic
    renewal

20
Comprehensive restoration given by exalted Christ
through the Spirit
  • Christ at right hand of God All authority over
    all creation
  • Spirit gift of end-time cosmic salvation
  • Deposit
  • Firstfruits

21
Mission of church To make known cosmic
restoration
  • Commissioned by Jesus (John 2021 Matt.
    2818-20)
  • Take up Israels call to make known all-embracing
    salvation (Ex. 193-6 1 Pet. 25-9)

22
Comprehensive Scope of Churchs Mission
  • The Spirit thrusts Gods people into worldwide
    mission. He impels young and old, men and women,
    to go next door and far away into science and
    art, media and marketplace with the good news of
    Gods grace. . . .
  • The rule of Jesus Christ covers the whole world.
    To follow this Lord is to serve him everywhere,
    without fitting in, as light in the darkness, as
    salt in a spoiling world (Our World Belongs to
    God).

23
Kingdom and Church
  • Church is firstfruits of the kingdom
  • Church is instrument of the kingdom
  • Church is sign of the kingdom

24
Mission and Already-Not Yet
  • Mission of church is make known all-encompassing
    salvation of kingdom
  • Meaning of already-not yet era of kingdom

25
Mission as meaning of this era
  • The meaning of this overlap of the ages in
    which we live, the time between the coming of
    Christ and his coming again, is that it is the
    time given for the witness of the apostolic
    Church to the ends of the earth. The end of all
    things, which has been revealed in Christ, isso
    to sayheld back until the witness has been borne
    to the whole world concerning the judgment and
    salvation revealed in Christ. The implication of
    a true eschatological perspective will be
    missionary obedience, and the eschatology which
    does not issue in such obedience is a false
    eschatology (Lesslie Newbigin).

26
Meaning of mission
  • More than evangelism
  • Embodying salvation as wide as creation
  • Encounter with evil powers
  • Witness to kingdom

27
Every square inch, every thumb-width
  • There is no neutral ground in the universe
    every square inch, every split second, is claimed
    by God and counterclaimed by Satan (C.S. Lewis).
  • There is no thumb-width of the entire domain of
    our human life of which the Christ, the Sovereign
    over everything, does not proclaim It is Mine!
    (Abraham Kuyper).

28
Witness to the Kingdom
  • We know that our mission will not usher in Gods
    reign. Neither did Jesus mission. He inaugurated
    it but did not bring it to its consummation. Like
    him, we are called to erect signs of Gods
    ultimate reignnot more, but certainly not less
    either. . . . As we pray your kingdom come! we
    also commit ourselves to initiate, here and now,
    approximations and anticipations of Gods reign
    (David Bosch).

29
Faithful mission needs . . .
  • Healthy community
  • Vibrant spirituality
  • Acts 242 Life of kingdom flows to his people in
    community through prayer, word, fellowship,
    Lords Supper

30
Spring of new life
  • If there is a committed people as the sign and
    agent and foretaste of what God intends, it can
    only be insofar as their life is continually
    renewed through contact with God himself. All
    true vitality in the work of missions depends in
    the last analysis upon the secret springs of
    supernatural life which they know who give time
    to communion with God. All true witness . . . has
    its source in a life of adoration and
    intercession . . . (Newbigin).

31
Abiding in the Vine John 15
  • Like branches of the vine, we receive the
    life-giving sap of Christs life through a
    million tiny channels hidden behind the hard bark
    of the trunk and branches (Newbigin).

32
Differing understandings of nature and grace
  • Nature creation messed up by sin
  • Grace Gods redemptive work
  • Grace against nature
  • Grace above nature
  • Grace alongside of nature
  • Grace infuses and restores nature

33
Grace against natureproblems
  • Diminishes goodness of all of creation
  • Does not see salvation as comprehensive
    restoration

34
Grace above nature and grace alongside of
natureproblems
  • Do not sufficiently recognize the comprehensive
    and twisting power of sin on all creation
  • Do not see cultural mission of church as
    life-and-death antithetical battle

35
Grace infuses and restores nature
  • Most in line with gospel
  • Three illustrations
  • Battle of kingdoms

36
Clash of Kingdoms
Antithesis
37
Grace infuses and restores nature
  • Most in line with gospel
  • Three illustrations
  • Battle of kingdoms
  • Child Healthy, sick, cured

38
Illustration of child
  • Healthy child
  • Deformed by disease
  • Process of healing
  • Struggle between disease and healing power
  • Good creation
  • Deformed by human sin
  • Restoration
  • Struggle between evil and Gods healing power

39
Grace infuses and restores nature
  • Most in line with gospel
  • Three illustrations
  • Battle of kingdoms
  • Child Healthy, sick, cured
  • Structure/direction (Wolters)

40
Structure/direction
41
Sacred-Secular Dualism
42
Problems with dualism
  • Activities in secular realm belong to God by
    virtue of creation and redemption
  • Activities in sacred realm are just as twisted
    by sin
  • Turn your eyes upon Jesus
  • Look full in his wonderful face
  • And the things of earth
  • take their rightful place
  • in the light of his glory and grace

43
Right relationship Creation, fall, restoration
  • Every part of creation is part of very good of
    creation
  • Every part of creation has been soiled by sin
  • Every part of creation is being restored

44
Final Consummation Comprehensive Restoration
Complete
  • The whole Bible leads us to expect a glorious
    renewal of life on earth, so that the age to come
    will be an endlessly thrilling adventure of
    living with God on the new earth. With his
    presence pervading every act, we shall be more
    fully human than we have ever been, liberated
    from sin, death, and all that hurts or harms
    (David Lawrence).

45
Consummation and mission
  • Kingdom Restoration of whole creation
  • . . . it is precisely ordinary earthly existence
    that is redeemed (G.C. Berkouwer).

46
Mistaken Notion
  • Annihilistic Earth will be destroyed
  • Future Kingdom comes in future
  • Individualistic Salvation is flight of
    individual person to God
  • Spiritualistic Kingdom is ethereal, spiritual
    heaven
  • Vertical Kingdom is up there

47
Biblical Counterpoint
  • Restoration not annihilation
  • Present and future not simply future
  • Cosmic not individualistic
  • Creational not spiritual
  • Historical not vertical

48
Consummation and mission
  • Kingdom Restoration of whole creation
  • Significance for mission
  • If kingdom is otherworldly, then mission is
    evangelism
  • If kingdom is restoration of this world, then
    mission is embodying salvation as wide as creation
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