Destinations

January 13, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_Why won’t there be a sea in heaven (Re 21:1)? As you might have guessed, I love questions like this. R. C. Sproul helps us understand. In the book of Revelation, we can take the symbolism too literalistically. When reading Revelation, and indeed the entire Word of God, we need to pay attention to metaphor, symbolism, genre, literary style, and even inexact numbers.

Continuing with the interpretation theme, it is always important to keep the law and the gospel distinct when we read the Bible. Tullian explains. Here’s a quote:

Freed from the burden and bondage of attempting to use the law to establish our righteousness before God, Christians are free to look to “imperatives”, not as conditions, but as descriptions and directions as they seek to love God and others. The law, in other words, shows us how to love.

We often hear that you can’t legislate morality so it makes no sense to have, for lack of a better term, morality laws. You know, like laws against adultery. People are going to cheat on their spouses regardless of whether there are laws or not. Yet, law is about morality. This is inescapable. What we are seeing is the erosion of one type of morality for another. Al Mohler tackles the issue.

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