Magazine
"I Make All Things New" Death, Resurrection and the New Creation
March 2004

Revelation 21:1-8 The New Creation

By R. J. Rushdoony

The New Jerusalem, then, is the apocalyptic portraiture of the New Testament Church and Kingdom of God. Its symbolism exhibits the heavenly nature of the communion and fellowship of God and his people, which is entered here by faith, but which opens into unspeakable fullness of glory through the ages.

The Resurrection and the New Creation

By Mark R. Rushdoony

Christianity is based on the historicity of a miracle, that of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from a Jerusalem tomb two millennia ago. That event is why we celebrate Easter as the holiest of Christian celebrations and Sunday as the Christian Sabbath. Our faith depends on Christ’s resurrection, His…

The Meaning of Easter

By Samuel L. Blumenfeld

Religious holidays memorialize the life of Jesus, which is honored differently by Protestants and Catholics. Actually, there are three…

The Passon of the Christ

By Brian Godawa

​I’ve seen an advance screening of Mel Gibson’s controversial new film, The Passion of the Christ. It was a digital projection with a temporary soundtrack and no special effects. Doesn’t matter. It was still the most moving and memorable portrayal of Jesus Christ that I have ever witnessed. Produced by Mel…

By Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Th.D.

The Great Commission is simultaneously one of the most familiar passages in Scripture and one of the least understood. It is found at the conclusion to the Gospel of Matthew after the resurrection of Christ and as a consequence of that glorious event. Its appearance at the end of Matthew is…

By William Blankschaen

Sometimes I feel like a Toyota — not that there’s anything wrong with that — but a charred one at that. Occasionally, I must confess, I even feel like a Kia or (dare we remember the Yugo) another similar subcompact after it has collided with a Hummer — head-on. Totaled, I think, is…

By Greg Uttinger

The new creation has come. The old world is passing away (1 Jn. 2:17), and Jesus Christ is presently making all things new (Rev. 21:5). It is a great mistake to limit His transforming power to the human heart, or postpone its cosmic impact to eternity. John saw a new world and a new…

By Eugene Clingman

​A deluding spirit is loose within Evangelicalism! It teaches that God’s authority extends only as far as piety, the inner life of the believer, and possibly in some measure to the church also. Many within our ranks have drunk deeply of this spirit having never tested it by the Word of…

By Jim West

​The doctrine of the resurrection was Paul’s preeminent tool for effecting change in the mission field of the Roman Empire. Paul majored in preaching the Christ who was “declared to be the Son of God with power…by His resurrection from the dead” (Rom. 1:4). Every Sunday school…

By Forrest W. Schultz

The first kind of discussion on the resurrection I heard as a new Christian placed a great deal of stress upon the fact that Christ was (truly, physically) raised from the dead and that the evidence supported this fact and refuted the various theories proposed in its stead (e.g., the swoon…

By Ian Hodge

The place of God’s law in the New Testament is an area of considerable debate among Christians today. There are three views about the law and its Old-New Testament relationship that exist at present.

By Tom Rose

How people answer the question “What is the proper role of civil government in society?” will largely determine whether they, while sojourning on this earth, live as slaves to the state, or as free and self-responsible individuals before a loving God.

By Roger Schultz

There is a revolution in contemporary evangelical worship and preaching.1 Church growth gurus preach new techniques of attracting crowds and growing churches. While their motives may be good, their approach to worship and preaching is a dramatic departure from what is genuinely Biblical.…

By Richard G. Williams, Jr.

On a misty morning in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains, two heart-broken, teary-eyed young boys, ages four (1) and seven, stand by their dying mother’s bedside. The disinterested world at large, far removed from that quiet farm in Old Virginia, took little notice of the events that…

By Lee Duigon

Our public schools teach moral relativism to the Christians’ children, “values clarification,” and the joys of sex in every imaginable context but marriage. Our universities are even worse. Our courts hammer us with anti-Christian rulings —abolishing school prayer, creating a…