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“Between the times” by Thomas Schreiner

“The eschatology of 1 Peter is consonant with that found in the rest of the NT. Peter emphasizes that OT prophecies are fulfilled in Jesus Christ: He is the slain lamb and the suffering servant, and the new exodus (redemption) has become a reality through Him.

Jesus is Lord and King, for He triumphed over demonic powers at the cross. They are now subject to Jesus as the victorious and ascended Lord.

Because of God’s work in Christ, believers live between the times. They are born again, redeemed by the blood of Christ, and freed from guilt because the suffering servant died in their place.

All of this took place to bring them to God (3:18), so that they could rejoice in His presence forever.”

–Thomas Schreiner, The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2013), 606.

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“The story is not over yet” by Thomas Schreiner

“The story is not over yet. Believers still await the consummation. They await the new creation, the completion of the new exodus, and the final fulfillment of the new covenant. Jesus will come again and transform the universe.

There is a new world coming, a new creation, a new heavens and a new earth. In that coming world God will be all in all, and Jesus Christ will be honored forever and ever. And the paradise that was lost will be regained—and more than regained, it will be surpassed.

And we will see His face (Rev. 22:4), and His glory will be magnified through Christ forever and ever.”

–Thomas R. Schreiner, New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2008), 866.

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“Persevering faith” by Thomas Schreiner

“Saving faith is a persevering faith.”

–Thomas R. Schreiner, New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008), 579.

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“The fruit of faith and the power of God” by Thomas Schreiner

“Works and faith are inseparable in Paul, for good works are always the fruit of faith. Faith looks outside itself to Jesus Christ as the crucified and risen Lord for salvation. It anchors itself to the God who gives life where there is death, trusting that God will raise believers from the dead on the last day.

Hence, the call to good works in Paul’s writings does not focus on the inherent power of human beings to do what is good and right and true. Every good thing is the fruit of faith and the power of God. Perseverance cannot be equated with perfection; it is nothing less than continuing to trust in God’s grace until the final day.”

–Thomas R. Schreiner, New Testament Theology: Magnifying God in Christ (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008), 584-585.

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