The Garden: Preliminary thoughts

The Garden of Eden is hidden from contemporary evangelicalism because it is not what they want. It is better for some that the reality in Eden be never replicated on earth. The splendor of the garden is lost and now we seek to run away from it; in fact, so far that that reality will never again be a part of our lives. Nevertheless, redemptive history seeks otherwise. Redemption’s progression appears to be a regression in human conception. The Kingdom of God has as its goal getting back to the basics. The basics of the garden, the basics of peace, justice, and righteousness. That which Adam failed, is being restored. We are indeed sojourners. Our journey is not to outer space, but to see the glorious garden from where we came. After the fall, the Garden did not disappear, it was simply guarded by angelic hosts. Now our great leader has opened the gates to the garden, but going there comes with a price. It requires submission. Submission, that is, to the garden’s owner. He gives us the marching orders and we follow his directions. His throne is settled in the heavens, but now He seeks a replica of that throne on earth. O Hail, the King of the Garden!

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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