We don’t often think of the end times when we are celebrating Christmas, but the return of Jesus and the restoration of all creation is an important part of the work of Christ. On episode 84 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss how looking to what the Bible tells us is in store for the future helps us more deeply celebrate the birth of Christ. What a glorious day it will be when Jesus returns!
“As His first advent secured our redemption, so His second advent is the blessed hope of the church for the full consummation of His Kingdom” -RC Sproul
“Glorification is the final step in the application of redemption. It will happen when Christ returns and raises from the dead bodies of all believers for all time who have died, and reunites them with their souls, and changes the bodies of all believers who remain alive, thereby giving all believers at the same time perfect resurrection bodies like his own.” -Systematic Theology
“Believers will enter unto the full enjoyment of life in the presence of God forever.” -Systematic Theology
“Yes, Jesus was born as a little baby and He came to die on the cross, but that’s not where this story ends. The story ends with full restoration of everything."
Resources: The Garden, the Curtain, and the Cross by Carl Laf… Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sp… Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem TheOlogy by Marty Machowski Risen Motherhood by Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler
*The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs