Sunday, 3 January 2010

The Eternal Gospel of God Revealed in Jesus Christ, Right From the Start...

If you wanted a metaphor for how the eternal gospel of faith in Jesus Christ is revealed in the Bible, the following video is a good one.

Just as the title Red Sky, Clouds is obvious early on in the painting (even if the details are yet to be fleshed out); so too Adam and Eve know what they have to do to be saved. That is trust the God who appears to them (Jesus) and all he will do to reverse the curse of their rebellion. In short, they know he will become like them so that he can, by his own suffering and death defeat the serpent, take away their shame and punishment, give them righteousness and renew the whole cosmos so that they can enjoy unhindered face to face friendship with the Father and Son in the Fellowship of the Spirit.

That skeletal message then gets fleshed out over the course of the whole Bible.

And you're sitting there thinking... How does he get that from Genesis 1-3?


dave bish said...

Do blog the unpacking of this for all of us.

Richard Walker said...

Some of those things as you know are obvious, e.g. PSA pictured in the lord giving them animal (lamb) skins to wear. The last line re the new creation being better than the old however, I feel like Indy going on a hunt to find treasure. I'm sure it's there, it's a question of finding it.

On the other hand, maybe I'm writing cheques I can't cash and this will all go horribly wrong! :-S

Thelema said...

Interesting posts you have, though I think Christianity is dead and will be redeemed and brought to fruition and perfection through Thelema. Check out my blog at if you will. Love is the law, love under will. ;)