Riddlebarger On The Two Ages

The third aspect of New Testament eschatology is that the relationship of these two ages ensures that the blessings of the present age are a guarantee of the consummation of the age to come, which will bring even greater and final blessings. This means that the first coming of Christ marked the dawn of a new eschatological age with a corresponding set of redemptive-historical blessings, while the second coming of Christ will mark the end of the present course of history, ensuring the blessings of the consummation. The first coming of Christ guarantees the second.

Kim Riddlebarger | A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times, Expanded Edition (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2013), 80–81.


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  1. This is a good recommendation for Dr. Riddlebarger’s book and supports the view that we are in the inaugurated kingdom of God. S.M.Baugh in, ‘Majesty on High’ and J.Fesko in ‘Commentary on Romans’ present and develop this biblical reality – we live in the newness of life in the inaugurated kingdom of God.


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