The long defeat

The Age To Come

As Christians, we are the people of the long defeat. And, though that might sound negative, it is actually a container of deep hope and joy.

What does this mean? Well, this article explains it well. If our hearts are rooted in any system or institution of the world, whether that be politics, entertainment, causes or anything else that has a temporal foundation, we will either be crushed and disappointed or, more scarily, we will be successful and make a hell building utopia in our own image.

For Christians, we are the harbingers of the new Kingdom, we are salt and light where we are placed, playing our part in ushering in that Kingdom. But, it is His Kingdom built in His image, and ours by the inheritance as His children. In realising that, we can avoid the error of those who would make themselves gods.

For those who do…

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