Tag: Jesus Christ

Quote of the Week: Cornelius Plantinga

“This [Christian worldview] vision derives from Scripture, centers on the person and work of Jesus Christ, and grows rich from the contributions of ecumenical creeds, church confessions, and the thinking of such heavyweight theologians as Augustine, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Barth.” —Cornelius Plantinga, Engaging God’s World (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002), xv–xvi.

Future Things: Christ’s Kingdom, Part 8 (of 12)

Already, but not yet. This brief and enigmatic statement reflects the thinking of historic Christians when it comes to eschatology (the study or doctrine of “last things”). It means that Christ’s kingdom has already been inaugurated (accomplished at his first coming), but not yet consummated (which will only take place at his glorious second coming).