Bible 101 - "Good News" (pt. 8)
Today's lesson delves into the relationship between Jesus, the cosmos, and the Myth of the Eternal Return. Ancient religions often perceived the cosmos as an endless cycle.
They believed that, periodically, everything must revert to its original chaotic state from the dawn of time, only to be reborn or regenerated.
Regrettably, the ancient mind was ensnared by this ceaseless loop.
Enter the Old Testament, and subsequently, Jesus and the New Testament. Through the Scriptures, God beckons humanity to break free from this vast cycle and advance towards a brighter future.
Within Christianity, the idea of cosmic regeneration shifts focus to the spiritual rebirth of the individual.
With this rebirth, an unprecedented freedom emerges.
This profound message stood in stark contrast to the dominion of the Caesars in the Roman Empire. Jesus represents the true judge and savior of the cosmos. The alleviation of historical guilt stands as a testament to God's restorative power.
Scott Broberg - I have a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Bethel Seminary - San Diego - Biblical Studies with and emphasis on the Old Testament.
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