Session 28: God’s Plan of Redemption

If we are to please God by having faith in him and his promises, then we certainly need to understand what he has promised he will do. Christians should not consider the subject of eschatology, or the kingdom of God, an elective. It is the study of the very gospel itself, for it gets to the heart of what God as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit has done, is doing, and will do.

Postrestorationalism is an elegantly simple eschatology. Christ can easily establish his 1,000-year messianic kingdom from his exalted throne in heaven when Satan is bound. He does not need to come back to this earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords, as claimed by premillennialists. Peter taught that when Christ returns, the current Genesis creation will be destroyed, and the saints will be raptured into eternal bodies like Christ’s resurrected and ascended body and taken to the imperishable new heavens and new earth—eternal bodies for an eternal kingdom.