Wednesday, July 09, 2014

the age to come

George Eldon Ladd in The Gospel of the Kingdom:

The Age to Come is still future, but we may taste the powers of that Age. Something has happened by virtue of which that witch belongs to the future has become present. The powers of The Age to Come have penetrated This Age. While we still live in the present evil Age and while Satan is still the god of This Age, we may taste the powers of The Coming Age. Now a taste is not a seven-course banquet. We still look forward to the glorious consummation and fulfillment of that which we have only tasted. Yet a taste is real. It is more than promise; it is realization; it is experience.

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