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G.K. Beale – Jesus, Overcoming Where Adam Failed

2 Apr

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Gen. 1-3 reveals that Adam should have reigned as a consummate priest-king in God’s perfect image. His inability to perform such a task in the face of satanic trials and deception left open the necessity for another Adam figure to come and accomplish the first Adam’s commission….

..the devilish onslaught of deceptive trials that felled the first Adam in the first creation must be replicated in the end-time. This end-time Adam to come, therefore, must face the same storm of deception. But, unlike the first Adam, the eschatological Adam will withstand the attack and overcome the forces of evil. Likewise, his followers will be subject to this recapitulated tribulation of deception and will also overcome it through their identification with their latter-day leader, who paved the way for them.

~G.K. Beale~

A New Testament Biblical Theology (Grand Rapids, Michigan; Baker Academic; 2011) p. 188-189.

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John Stott – Triumphing by His Victory

17 Aug

Both in our own lives, then, and in the church’s mission it is only the cross of Christ by which Satan has been defeated, which can prevail against him. It is still true today that “they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death” (Rev 12:11). Uncompromising witness to Christ is essential. So is the willingness, if necessary, to lay down our lives for his sake. But indispensable to both is the content of our faith and message, namely the objective, decisive victory of the Lamb over all the powers of darkness, which he won when he shed his blood on the cross.

~John Stott~

The Cross of Christ (Colorado Springs, Colorado; Navpress; 2011) p. 246.

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John Stott – The Church in the Midst of War

3 Jul

[The picture of the church in Ephesians] has seemed a beautiful ideal, an obviously desirable goal, and not so difficult to attain. But now Paul brings us down to earth, and to realities harsher than dreams. He reminds us of the opposition. Beneath surface appearances an unseen spiritual battle is raging.

~John Stott~

Ephesians – The Bible Speaks Today (Downers Grove, IL; Intervarsity Press; 1984) Commentary on Eph. 6:10-20

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