Quote, Gage on Subduing the Earth

…In the divine command man is commissioned to reproduce God’s own activity in creation, that is, to subdue and to fill the earth. Contextually then, the divine image is the anthropological enablement for obedience to the divine command. After the disobedience of the first Adam, however, the dinvine command (as restated in the Protoevangelion) is confirmed through the divine covenants to Noah, Abraham, and David. Each of these promissory covenants successively designates more specifically the Seed who would subdue the earth. Christ, who is the Seed promised as well as the Mediator of the New Covenant, expresses in the Great Commission the redemptive correlative to the divine command, namely, that the earth is to be filled with disciples and subdued unto obedience to the Word. Finally, the resurrection becomes the telos of history whereby the divine command finds consummation.

-Warren Gage in The Gospel of Genesis, 28.

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About Uri Brito

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