God Looks at History Like a Father

God looks at history as a Father. History is not cruel to the children of God. History is taking us from glory to glory, to a place of exaltation at our Father’s side. But though history is not cruel, it is also not safe toward the children of the most high God. Much like Aslan, history is not safe for us, but it is good. History is the display of a dangerous God, a God who is a consuming fire. This God made us as his image-bearers and put us in a garden to play with all sorts of safe animals. There was an innocence to the life of the garden. Man was not corrupted; animals were not fierce and violent as the creatures we see on National Geographic episodes. But the Fall was violent. It plunged man into a violent and dangerous world. Man and beast no longer played the games of Eden. The beasts of the field now roar in fury when they see the sons of Adam.

-From the Trinitarian Father

The Platonic View of Salvation

This Platonic vision of salvation has had far too much influence on Christian thought, practice, and piety. The Christian hope is certainly heavenly, but it is also this-worldly. It’s about the resurrected body dwelling in a new heaven and earth for all eternity. Our hope is future-worldly, but it is not other-worldly. It is this world that is going to be redeemed. The body you now have will be the body you inhabit for all eternity (albeit, in glorified form). This is the Christian hope: the very body that has borne the curse of sin and suffered for the sake of the Savior will now bear the full weight of blessing and glory and splendor and majesty. It may not seem like this has much to do with the book of Ruth, but it does. The book of Ruth not only teaches salvation by grace, but it also teaches a comprehensive salvation.

–Under His Wings, A Commentary on Ruth

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