January 26, 2020
  • 4:15 pm معايدة صاحب الغبطةيوحنا العاشر بطريرك أنطاكية وسائر المشرقميلاد ٢٠١٩
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Special Event: N.T. Wright Interview – Part 2 – Temple Theology & New Creation themes explored

Otis Rodgers



  1. Adam V. Posted on May 2, 2017 at 9:07 am


  2. Michael Sullivan Posted on November 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Some material from my/our book, "House Divided Bridging the Gap in Reformed Eschatology…" that I gave Mr. Wright, of which includes some of the following on the garden temple and Israel's temple and how they are fulfilled in the Church as God's New Creation (Rev. 21-22) today:  "No More Death, Tears or Pain.

    Because “the death” that came through Adam is spiritual death (alienation from God) realized through the commandment-breaker Adam and amplified or increased under the Law of Moses (the old covenant), we can see how God gave His elect the victory over “the death” in the end of the old covenant age of condemnation. The fact that men die physically is in no way evidence that the “spiritual conflict” of “the death” continues for the church throughout the new covenant age.

    God’s people under the old covenant, unlike God’s people today, experienced covenantal and spiritual death (cf. Hosea 13:1–14; Isa. 25–27; Eze. 37). What made physical death dreaded for the saints under the old covenant was that they died with the awareness that their sins had not yet been taken away. In the new covenant creation, Jesus promises that whether we biologically die in Him or biologically live in Him, we “never die” (John 11:25–26). This was not the case before Christ.

    Thus under the old covenant, the residents of Jerusalem wept because they did not have a lasting atonement or eternal redemption. They longed and groaned for the day of Messiah’s salvation. Until that day would come, they knew their sins were not put away (Heb. 9:26–28; 10:4, 11). The promise that there would be no more mourning or crying or pain does not refer to any and every kind of mourning, crying, and pain. It refers to mourning, crying, and pain concerning God’s people being dead in sin under the condemnation, curse, and slavery of God’s law. That sad Adamic state is no more. In the Son, God’s people are “free indeed” (Jn. 8:36).

    As Athanasius wrote in his Festal Letters, iv. 3, “For when death reigned, ‘sitting down by the rivers of Babylon, we wept,’ and mourned, because we felt the bitterness of captivity; but now that death and the kingdom of the devil is abolished, everything is entirely filled with joy and gladness.”

    Under the old covenant, when David or the nation was exiled from Zion and God’s city and temple, there was much inner pain, weeping, and bondage that followed (2 Sam. 15:30; Ps. 137; Isa. 14:3; Isa. 22:4–5; Jer. 9:1; 13:17; Jer. 22:9–10; Lam. 1:16; Joel 2:17). Under the new covenant, the heavenly country and Jerusalem are not subject to being made desolate or shaken by invading armies as was the old (Isa. 62:4; Heb. 12:27–28). The concept of the gates of the New Jerusalem always being open, even at night (Isa. 60:11; Rev. 21:25), is not merely a picture of evangelism; it is also a picture of security for the residents of God’s City. The believer, through faith in Christ, is the new covenant creation and it is impossible for him to be exiled from the City (2 Cor. 5:17; Rev. 3:12; 22:12). The new covenant believer is characterized as one whose weeping has ended, because God has forever taken away his sin and united Himself with him (Isa. 60:20; 65:14, 18–19; Jn. 17:21–23).

    Christians in the new covenant world do not shed tears in agony and cry out to God to save them from the Adamic Death of Sin, as Jesus Himself did on our behalf (Heb. 5:7). “The sting [pain] of the Death” cannot harm us anymore (1 Cor. 15:56) because the power of Sin has been removed through Jesus, the Law-Fulfiller who clothes us and indwells us. Now we live and reign with Christ in the new covenant world, wherein dwells the Righteousness of God.

    It is again noteworthy that many Partial Preterists tell us that we are to take Christ coming “shortly” in the NT to refer to Christ’s coming in AD 70 and yet when it is applied to the ultimate destruction of Satan, they don’t want to discuss Romans 16:20 because to interpret this passage as it should would require going against the creeds.  For example Keith Mathison avoids any mention of Paul’s declaration that Satan would be “crushed” “shortly” (Rom. 16:20) in his work on Postmillennialism and in his chapter addressing the time texts in WSTTB. The reason for this is that the majority consensus among all brands of commentators is that the “crushing” of Satan in Romans 16:20 is a direct reference to the final “crushing” of Satan as predicted in Genesis 3:15 and Revelation 20. Manifestly , the judgment and wrath that came in AD 70 was not merely “a” “minor” judgment. It was “the” judgment. It was the crushing of Satan.

    Future eschatologies would challenge us with the empirical reality that Death and Satan could not have met their ultimate demise in AD 70 because, after all, just look around and you will clearly see that people still physically die and that there are wars and murders taking place all over the world today. Are these clear evidence that Satan and his demonic hordes are active in our world?

    There were certainly times that Satan moved men, such as Judas, to commit sins. But the Bible does not teach us that this was ever the norm. James tells us that wars and fights come from within men (Jms. 4:1) instead of from Satan and demons. Satan’s primary purpose has come to an end: He can no longer function as the accuser of the brethren (Rev. 12:10), because Christ came out of Zion a second time at the end of the old covenant age to put away Sin once and for all for His church (Acts 20:28; Rom. 11:26–27; 13:11–12; Heb. 9:26–28).

    Our salvation and Christ’s Second Appearing/Coming as the Churches great High Priest are not events that take place at the end of time, but rather within time – namely at the end of the OC age in AD 70.  The seed of the woman has overcome the Sin, the Death, the Law and crushed Satan for His heavenly people – the Church/New Creation.  You may not feel perfect or like a city of jewels and gold, but that is how God views you through His Son’s finished redemption –  accomplished and applied for you through His work on the cross and Second Appearing.  Go now and preach this message (Rev. 22:17)!

    The early chapters of Genesis were never meant to be interpreted with a hyper-literal  hermeneutic and nor should they be viewed through the lens of science.  From Genesis to Revelation we have a story of God’s redemptive plan whereby His goal is to overcome spiritual death and separation and abide with His people forever through faith in His Son.

    Adam’s story is Israel’s story — and Adam and Israel’s story is the story of man in general.  Put in the best conditions, we will always fail and realize we are dead and unable to please God.  Without the coming of Christ (the seed of the woman cf. Gen. 3:15) to take the Adamic curse upon Himself and give His New Covenant Church perfect righteousness and life, we have nothing to offer God and will die in our sins.  Therefore, we have something better than Adam or Israel ever had — eternal life “in Christ.”

    The Jewish mind understood his land and temple to not just be “heaven and earth,” but to be heaven on earth where God’s light of the Torah resided. The light of Torah was to function as a vehicle to conquer and convert the unclean nations outside her land. These nations were in “darkness.” This is the imagery we see in how Revelation ends. The emphasis is not global but local. The New Creation comes down in the form of a City and in the shape of a perfect cube communicating that the Church is the New Creation that has become the Most Holy Place of God. It then rests in a local area with the nations of the world in darkness coming to her to enter the gates for healing through the light of the Gospel. While this is the familiar local imagery and theology the Jewish mind would understand, the reality is under the NC there is no longer “sacred space” as there was under the OC or in other religions. This was made clear by Jesus in that His Kingdom (that would come at His Second Coming in their generation) would not come physically, but would be located “within” the heart where the living waters flow from to heal the nations (cf. Lk. 17:20-37/Lk. 21:27-32; Jn. 7:37-38/Ezek. 47/Rev. 21-22:17).  

    Christians today are not “in the land” nor are we to set our minds on the things of the land (per Premillennialism and Postmillennialism), but rather are “in Christ” having the mind of Christ — a clear conscience and have inherited eternal life and will “die no more.” https://treeoflifeministries.info/content/2008/05/14/mike-sullivan-22/. and www.fullpreterism.com

  3. Robert BlackUK Posted on December 5, 2018 at 2:10 am


  4. Koine G Posted on March 27, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Love this talk! On a side note (no one will probably get this), but Mark Lanier reminds me of Chael Sonnen, lol.

  5. Rodrigo Roman Posted on April 14, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Come on! Is NT Wright reading a greek new testament in this talk?

  6. Fransz Broker Posted on May 8, 2019 at 10:37 pm

    is the Power full message  and share this with your family and

    Astonishing Scripture 1
    Corinthians 2:9  But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen,
    nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared
    for those who love him”—

    book of Hebrews reveals God’s awesome purpose with crystal
    clarity. The context begins in chapter 1. Watch the picture of
    salvation unfold.
    understand that God created angels
    to be “ministering spirits” to assist the “heirs of salvation”
    Hebrews 1:(vs.
    This is their role within God’s Plan. Angels
    are not offered membership in the
    Family of God. This is why Satan
    (as a fallen angel)
    so hates the idea that puny, little, fleshly man can receive what he
    has never been offered nor can achieve.
    quotes two places in the Psalms: “For unto which of the angels
    said He at any time, You are My Son, this day have I begotten you?
    And again, I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son?…”
    (vs. 5).
    God has never said this to any
    quotes another Psalm, explaining what has always been God’s
    purpose: “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever: a scepter of
    righteousness is the scepter of Your kingdom…” (vs.
    8). (A scepter is a rod or staff used as
    a symbol of rulership or authority—and in His kingdom it is God who
    has all power.)
    Paul re-frames the same question about angels:
    “But to which of the angels
    said He at any time, Sit on My right hand, until I make Your enemies
    Your footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to
    minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?” (vs.
    sets the stage for what we must understand! Let’s really comprehend
    the incredible future that God has prepared for all those who serve
    amazing series of verses continues in chapter 2. Paul quoted David
    (from Psalm
    when he asked the all-important question, “What is man, that You
    are mindful of him?” (Heb.
    Since God is eternal, and sits over the entire universe and has all
    power under His control, it is no wonder David asked, and Paul
    repeated, this most central question of life. John
    12:45 And whoever sees me sees him who sent me. That's
    you!!!!!! YHWH's
    name is His image. It presents Him to the world. You are
    name. You are created in the image of YHWH.
    This is not chance. This is not a game. This is not something that
    has been thought of recently. It is the oldest of revelations.
    And the most powerful.

    God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness, to
    rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the
    livestock, and over all the earth itself and every creature that
    crawls upon it.”
    So God created
    man in
    His own image; in
    the image of
    Father YHWH (God)  He
    created us;
    male and
    Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I
    said, Ye are gods? …
    astounding answer begins in the next verse: “You made him [man
    Jesus] a little
    than the angels; You crowned him with glory and honor, and did set
    him over the works of Your hands.” 
    3:36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever
    does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God
    remains on him.
    will eventually share rulership of His entire creation with His
    Again, Christ is merely the first
    of many Sons.
    Corinthians 6:2,3,9,16,19
    goes on to explain that God plans to give enormous power and
    authority to His Sons:
    “You have put all things in
    subjection under his feet. For in that He put all in subjection under
    him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not
    yet all things put under him” (vs. 8).
    This has not yet happened—but it will soon.
    He predestined
    us for adoption as
    through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,( This
    means you and me,us ) Hebrews
    2:11 For both he that sanctifies and they who are sanctified are all
    of one: for which cause He is not ashamed to call them brothers,
    God says that “all things”
    will be put under the feet of man, that is what He means. The vast
    universe, with all of its quadrillions of stars and one trillion
    galaxies, will be put under the authority of man who have been born
    into the Family of God.

    the entirety of creation is also intensely awaiting the appearing of
    those new sons
    to be added to God’s Family.
    Carefully read the following verses from the Revised Standard Version
    of the Bible:  

    1:5 God
    decided in advance to adopt us into his
    own family by bringing us to himself
    through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him
    great pleasure. 

    6:3   Do you not know that we are
    to judge angels?
    How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life!   (This
    means that we are Superior over the Angles!)
    John 3:1-2
      See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be
    called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does
    not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we
    are God's children now,
    and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he
    appears (Jesus) we
    shall be like him,
    because we shall see him as he is.

    8:14    For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons
    of God
    the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the
    sons of
    God; for the creation[all things in
    the known universe] was subjected to futility, not of its own will
    but by the will of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation
    itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the
    glorious liberty of the children of
    god. We know that the whole
    has been groaning in travail together until now; and not only the
    creation, but we ourselves [Christians], who have the first fruits of
    the Spirit [the few now called], groan inwardly as we wait for
    [birth] as sons”
    (Rom. 8:19-23).
    future “sons of God” will be liberators of a
    creation now in bondage, and foretold to grow much worse. A decayed
    and wounded earth, sun, moon and stars—the universe!—will soon be
    renewed and returned to a state of beauty, harmony and tranquility
    under the leadership of Christ and the resurrected saints.
    14:20  In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you
    in me, and I in you.

    John 4:16   So we have come to know and to
    believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides
    in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

  7. Karl Wagner Posted on July 26, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    Living Water, Ezk 47 around 28 min. Good stuff

  8. Philadelphia International University Posted on August 5, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    This is Covenant eschatology regarding Israel and the Gentiles.

  9. Marie-Brigitte Souci Posted on September 6, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Awesome Temple Theology. Great teacher.