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The Time Between The Times

This topic requires you to consider some implications of Christian existence in the tension between the “already” and the “not yet” kingdom of God, in what has been called “the time between the times.” It may be helpful to review portions of Gordon Fee’s lecture this week and to reflect on the superb analogy of Oscar Cullman (as cited by Gordon Fee) likening the victory in Jesus’ death and resurrection to WWII’s D-Day, and Jesus’ future return to V-Day.

Assignment:

Part A: Imagine that you have a Christian friend battling a crippling or fatal disease, or facing the loss of a loved one, and asking the natural questions “Why?” or “Where is God?” Consider how the biblical teaching on the “already/not yet” tension might help to comfort and encourage him or her.

Instructions:

Write an approximately  letter to a hypothetical friend in such a situation (you pick the particulars) in which you:

  1. Explain the “already” and “not yet” aspects of the kingdom of God;
  2. Attempt sensitively and empathetically to offer comfort and encourage their faith based upon these truths;
  3. Incorporate some insights from chapters 3-6 in the Keller book in your discussion.
 

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