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The New City

Jerusalem is simultaneously a paradigm for the whole Promised Land as well as a type of the New Jerusalem which is to come. Redemption is not pictured as a return to the pristine garden but as a move from one city polluted by sin and idols to another, radically different city characterized by holiness and the presence of God. The redeemed are not called to abandon culture per se but to flee from godless culture so that we may make, participate in, and embrace a Christian culture.

—David Hegeman

Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by Pastor Jerry Owen