Sermons 2016

Bringing Back Jesus

Dec. 11 Part 9 - The Transfiguration Leads to Transformation

The beatifical vision of God according to Edwards is an intimate acquaintance with him, a personal experience, personal knowledge, so personal that it transforms your soul into the likeness of Christ, something that will happen to us for all eternity. And the more we take in that vision the more glory we get right into eternity. Eternity then is being filled up totally and completely with God’s glory. But you have to see Jesus in his transfiguration or you will never be transformed. You won’t get the glory. Transfiguration leads to transformation. That’s why. And what does Peter want to do with all this? I think its similar to what we often do. We tabernacle it. What? Yep. We put a tent over it. It’s just too much to bear. Its just too frightening. No way I’m going to bear the full beatific vision of God and be transformed. Way too dangerous of a proposition. Give it to me in little manageable bite size glimpses that satisfy but not transform completely. Just saying. No transfiguration, no transformation.

See you Sunday,
Todd


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