The New Heaven and Earth Acquired by Christ

I’ve been doing some reading this afternoon in Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics and my soul has been fed and replenished.  Here is an excerpt from his section entitled, “The Universal Significance of Particular Atonement,” that I found especially moving in its vision of Christ:

“…as in the old covenant, the tabernacle and all its liturgical implements were sprinkled with blood (Exodus 24:3-8; Hebrews 9:21), so Christ by His Cross reconciled all things and acquired a new heaven and a new earth.  The whole creation as one day it will stand perfect–without spot or wrinkle–in God’s presence is the work of Christ, the Lord of lords and the King of kings (Hebrews 12:22-28).”  Reformed Dogmatics 3:473

Amen and amen!

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