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The Days of the Future Confirmed

 By Pastor Benjamin Glaser - Posted at Thoughts From Parson Farms:

Judgment, Hell, and the Blessings of the Elect

Good Morning!

In some ways this is the end of one section and the beginning of another. In fact our Larger Catechism literally says after Q.90:

Having seen what the scriptures principally teach us to believe concerning God, it follows to consider what they require as the duty of man.

The last eight or so months has had us consider the nature of the Trinity, how we are to see and understand the saving work of Christ, and most recently the expectations we should have as believers as to the nature of God’s providential working in history to bring forth His judgment for sin, and His redemption of the elect for all time. The LC inquiries today continue that message. As we get into them we need to deal with a controversy that you may (or likely) may not be aware of in Reformed theological circles. There is an influential teacher who has come out in favor of a doctrine called Full Preterism. Now, without getting too far into the weeds one of the features of that idea is that it denies a future day of judgment in the sense of the Great White Throne, etc... It believes that these things have already taken place. Another aspect of it is a denial of a future resurrection body as we may conceive it. The reason why I bring this up is that to speak of these matters as in the past is to openly deny what our Larger Catechism questions for this week explain as being the understanding of the Bible.

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