I just finished listening to the RZIM Academy lecture from week 8 titled “Christian Hope”. I have never heard of the speaker, Tanya Walker, but I pray more people get to hear what she talks about. I wanted to post some really good quotes from the lecture. I also want to encourage anyone who has not thought seriously about the biblical understanding of Hope to start doing so soon. It is one of the things that makes us distinctive in a world that has sadly been lied to that hope either doesn’t exist or it is to be found in small disjointed doses. The hope of heaven and a future with Christ thereafter is what infuses all points of our life with meaning! Enjoy some of the quotes below:
The knowability of the God of the Bible, His true nature revealed in Scripture and in Christ is pivotal to
the rationality of Christian hope"
“If we allow our circumstances to dictate how we view God, we will quickly run aground”
paraphrase- we allow our broken circumstances to be fractured lens through which we see God. This should not be so as our perception of our circumstances is not even on solid ground"
“The intrinsic worth and equal value of every human being is a unique claim of the Christian faith”
“The cross and resurrection stand in the past as a guarantee for the future”
“We live in the reality of struggles with purpose, knowing our responses matter, expectantly looking for glimpses of glory breaking in on the present as we await the full dawn of the rule and reign of God.”