Riddlebarger: The Headcrusher Must Himself Be Crushed

The entire Old Testament is filled with the expectation and promise of a coming Redeemer. He would crush the serpent but would be bruised himself. He would come from the seed of the woman (a veiled reference to the virginal conception), be the seed of Abraham, hail from the tribe of Judah, and be a descendant of David. The coming one would fulfill the offices of prophet, priest, and king, for he is the final Prophet, the great High Priest, and the conquering King. What is more, he was given titles directly connected with Yahweh, clearly pointing ahead to his coming incarnation. But the coming one also would be a suffering servant who would save his people through his suffering and death on our behalf. He was the mysterious “Son of Man” and would be associated with a coming judgment upon the nations. He would bring with him the rule or kingdom of God and would establish a new and better covenant. The coming Redeemer would restore Israel.

Kim Riddlebarger | A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times, Expanded Edition (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013), 74.


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Posted by Tony Phelps | Friday, April 19, 2024 | Categorized in Faith, HeidelQuotes, Scripture. Tony Phelps. Bookmark the permalink.

About Tony Phelps

Tony grew up in Rhode Island. He was educated at BA (University of Rhode Island) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He worked in the insurance industry for ten years. He planted a PCA church in Wakefield, RI where he served for eleven years. In 2015–18 he pastored Covenant Reformed Church (URCNA) in Colorado Springs. He is currently pastor of Living Hope (OPC). Tony is married to Donna and together they have three children. Meet all the Heidelberg contributors»


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