Then Comes the End
David C. Grabbe
Sermonette; #1550s; 19 minutes
David Grabbe comparing the titles of Christ rehearsed in the New Testament with those same titles in the Old, contends that the Word, who was with God and through whom all things came into existence (John 1:1-3), was clearly the God of the Old Testament, that is, Yahweh (a name He shares with the Father), the pre-incarnate Christ, and the God of the Patriarchs. Both the Old and New Testaments identify Jesus as the Alpha and the Omega, the First and Last as well as the Beginning and the End (Isaiah 48:12-13, Revelation 22:13, 1:17; 2:8), serving as both Redeemer and the redemption price for those who choose to be redeemed from death. He becomes the Owner of everything for which He died, having created a people who will obey Him because He has written His Law (and hence His character) on their hearts. Jesus Christ will reign until He has destroyed Satan, until everyone who has ever lived has chosen either life or death. After finally annihilating sin, and with it death, in the Lake of Fire, He will turn rulership back to His God and to our God, who will then be "all in all."
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