The redemption of the creation through the work of Christ, was not just the redemptive act for the fallen race of Adam and cosmos, it was also the redemption of God?
Through the fall of Adam as the image bearer of God, the entire creation was brought into the fall.
The work of Christ on the cross was an event in time, which was eternal in significance.
Through the cross, the Son not only redeemed his creation, but the Son was also himself in some way redeemed, by his own act of redemption?
If Christ was the exact representation of the created order, including the entire cosmos, then how did the fall not affect God?
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. I glorified you on earth, having accomplished the work that you gave me to do. And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had with you before the world existed. John 17, 1-5
Why didn’t Jesus say, Father glorify me with the glory I had with you before I came into the world?
This is such a confusing portion of scripture to me? Jesus alludes to something he had with God before the fall, but in the fall was lost to the Son?
How could the fall be what it was without God, who is the the first born Son over creation, not be affected?
The bible says that the lamb who was slain before the foundation of the world.
The cross event, which was witnessed 2000 years ago on Calvary, was the eternal once and for all, before time event, revealed in the history.
Eternity stands outside of history and time, but follows alongside of history and time.
It does not matter where history is in time, eternity is always now and the same, wherever history is.
The same God who revealed the same word to Paul, is also the very same God, who reveals now, because time is not in the realm of God.
Redemption is the act, which is already complete, long before history reveals it?
God not only redeemed time and history by his own act of redemption, but in some mysterious way through his own redemptive act in creation, also redeemed God, who is the image and source of the entire creation?
All things have been redeemed, the last word time and history heard the redeemer say on the cross, it is finished!
Calvary witnessed the eternal God, reveal the eternal redemptive act, which was outside of time, but revealed in time, transforming History and time.
The fullness of redemption is a present reality now in Christ, but present history is not yet the witness to this full once and for all time act of reconciliation, of the lamb who was slain before the foundation of the world.
How can we be so sure that Christ will return as King and Lord? We can be sure because it is in the eternal now, where time and history have no place or authority to stop it.
Eternity does not answer to time, eternity transforms and breaks into time?
Paul said the end of all things are at hand, this was 2000 ago.
Paul was give special revelation of the outside of time event, of the fullness of the redemptive act of creation.
Redemption in Gods eternity is completed.
Time is the canvas which is witness to the act of redemption, when eternal truth breaks into time, then the event shapes time and history.
Time will see the fullness of the redemption of the creation, only when the eternal God chooses to break it into time.