1. Seroled

    Some VERY good thoughts in this post, Joel.

    ” Further, I think that the (re)New(ed) Covenant was inaugurated upon the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. I also believe that the Temple’s curtain in schism meant that it was no longer valid/needed. Maybe ‘needed’ is a better word here. Therefor the destruction of it, theologically speaking, was mute.”

    One thing, maybe of no real value in the overall discussion of the age to come. However, dating the NT writings – John 5:2 REB, and others, indicate (internal evidence) that this Gospel was written while the temple yet stood. For there ‘ IS ‘ no sheep gate near the pool called Bethesda, after the destruction of the temple in AD70.

    Thank you for your thoughts, Joel!


    1. Thank you for your question, Seroled!

      Good catch with John’s quote there!

  2. David

    hebrews 3:1 calls JESUS a apostle yet HE walked pefectly in the law or fulfilled the law.Apostle is a new covenant office. hebrews 6:5 seems to sugest being able to use power from another time period,age,or covenant. JESUS while finishing one age seemed to be able to operate in the power of a apostle[hence ; the power of the age to come] so are we able to operate in the power of the millenial age?

  3. Max Armstrong

    It’s unfortuanate for us 21st century Christians that we push away the Jewishness of the N.T. writers. Pehaps we’d have a better understanding of what they meant when they wrote about the ‘olam-haba , the world to come, also called the age to come. To the Jew it is the time of the rule of the Messiah. To the Jew who wrote Hebrews, we are in ‘Olam-haba.


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