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OK, I can spill the beans now that Christmas is over.

There, I've done it. I just ruined Christmas. See for yourself:

Peace on Earth?

Could it be that our modern approach to Christmas is entirely based on futurist theology? What if Christmas is killing us?

Blessings,


Tim Martin

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Comment by Joe Perrott on December 26, 2012 at 9:49pm

AH nuts! This year I just started believing in St Nicolas and now this! ...

Comment by Charles Shank on December 26, 2012 at 11:53pm

Christmas might be killing 'us', blessings; I love it!:)

Comment by Charles Shank on December 27, 2012 at 12:14am

http://charlesshank.blogspot.com/2007/12/peace-on-earth.html

I forgot how long ago I wrote this.............

Comment by MoGrace2u on December 27, 2012 at 1:34pm
I have heard Sam Frost in reference to Mat 6:10, state that the ultimate eschatological goal of God is "heaven on earth" as if this is the "peace on earth" we ought to anticipate at His 2nd coming. But that is not what this passage says as it draws upon Ps 103. Rather it speaks of the will of God being done in the earth as it is done by the angels in heaven that do all His commands. It is also interesting that when Jesus prays the Father "thy will be done", it is concerning helping Him to drink the cup that is the cross - that is the Father's will. So if heaven on earth does in fact equate to peace on earth then it concerns the obedience of His people who hear His word and do it. Which is more about dying to self as we take up our own cross to follow Him in humble and joyous obedience. That is the same peace that passes understanding that only the child of God has. Thus our peace making job is not a political goal to bring an end to war among men in the earth, but to bring men into reconciliation with their Maker.
Comment by Charles Shank on December 27, 2012 at 3:11pm

I agree with Sam that 'the ultimate eschatological goal of God is "heaven on earth"', and I DO equate this with 'peace on earth'! The Presence of God, to the believer, anyway, IS peace on earth, or reconciliation with our Creator/Father. I believe too, though that this 'peace on earth' may be realized in a sort of utopian vision as well, as the peace of God flows out of us into the 'world' around us!

Comment by Tim Martin on December 27, 2012 at 8:27pm

MoGrace2u,

You've got it.

Blessings,

Tim

Comment by Micah Martin on December 27, 2012 at 10:17pm

MoGrace2u,

That is a great explanation. Thanks. 
Micah

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