zaterdag 23 juni 2018

The Son of God and the New Creation

Short Studies in Biblical Theology is a series edited by Dane C. Ortlund and Miles V. Van Pelt. The purpose this series is to connect the results of research in the academic field of biblical theology with everyday believers. The ultimate aim is to mag-nify the Savior and build up his church. This first volume fulfils this expectation.
In this volume the Australian Bible scholar Graeme Golds-worthy traces the divine sonship from Adam, through the nation of Israel and king David, and ultimately to Jesus Christ. The bottom line to his study is that Jesus as Son of God is also God the Son, the eternal second person of  the Godhead. But our salvation and eternal destiny depend on his being the incarnate one who is revealed as Son of God.
Jesus, in het person and work sums up the pattern of creation. Through his redemptive work the creation reaches its final destination The consummation of this total regeneration is described in the book of Revelation as resurrection and the new heaven and earth. So we get a view of the final nature of the kingdom of God established by God the son and inherited by all the adopted sons of God.

Graeme Goldsworthy, The Son of God and the New Creation, Short Studies in Biblical Theo­logy (Wheaton: Cross-way, 2015), paperback 144 pp. $14,99 (ISBN 978-1-4335-5631-9).