A Biblical Theology of Dominion
by David Chilton
In recent years many Christians have begun to realize a long forgotten truth: God wants us to have dominion over the earth, just as He originally commanded Adam and Eve. By His atonement, Jesus Christ has restored us to Adam's lost position, guaranteeing that God's original plan will be fulfilled. God will be glorified throughout the world: "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." Isaiah 1 1:9.
In order to demonstrate this truth from Scripture, David Chilton begins at the beginning, in the Garden of Eden. He shows how God established basic patterns in the first few chapters of Genesis patterns which form the structure of later Biblical revelation. In the course of this book on eschatology, the reader is treated to an exciting, refreshingly Biblical way of reading the Bible.
Building on a solid foundation of New Testament eschatology, the author deals at length with the message of the Book of Revelation often with surprising results. Throughout the volume, the reader is confronted with the fact that our view of the future is inescapably bound up with our view of Jesus Christ. According to the author, the fact that Jesus is now King of kings and Lord of lords means that His Gospel must be victorious: the Holy Spirit will bring the water of life to the ends of the earth. The Christian message is one of Hope.
342 pp., indexed, bibliography, paperback, $17.95
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