Tag Archives: Image of God

WHAT IS THE IMAGE OF GOD?

PMW 2019-054 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

The postmillennial hope involves a holistic worldview, not a piecemeal approach to life. Hence, the title to this blog: PostmillennialWorldview. One of the most important worldview questions today regards the identity and meaning of man. Unfortunately, evolutionary science and philosophy prevail in modern culture, teaching that man is ultimately a random, chance collection of molecules that has developed from fish through apes to modern man.

But here in the very foundational book of all of Scripture we learn that man has from the very beginning existed as a high and noble creature. He was created as the very “image of God” (Gen. 1:26–27; 5:1), being distinguished from and exalted over the animal kingdom over which he reigns (Gen. 1:28). Continue reading

CREATION AND ESCHATOLOGY

CreationPMT 2013-004 by Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

Theology is holistic. That is, all theological principles hang together. As Cornelius Van Til stated: “Theology is a seamless garment.” Consequently, one’s eschatology should fit into one’s larger theological (and biblical!) system. And postmillennialism does just that.

Eschatology deals with the final days leading up to the actual conclusion of history. And since history is all connected under God’s providence, when considering history’s end we should be able to see it anticipated in its beginning. Why did God create the world? What was His holy design for his highest creature, man? When answered from Scripture, these and related questions clearly point to the postmillennial hope. Continue reading