The Coming New Age

The Coming New Age

In our previous post, we saw the Bible’s Old Testament tells the story of humanity’s relationship with the Creator through three Ages of government:

  • Age of Creation
  • Age of Conscience
  • Age of Law

The New Testament continues the drama and leads to a better ending. Every Age begins because of the failure in its predecessor. There is coming an Age that will finally blend into Eternal bliss:

  • It is not the one we are in; Age of Church
  • Surprisingly, it is not even the next Age to come; Age of Kingdom
  • There is a sixth Age in Scripture that we all yearn to see: the Age of Perfection.
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Ages of Earth versus Ages of Humanity

Ages of Earth versus Ages of Humanity

“Age” is used to represent different periods of changes in the earth’s surface. However, Bible students sometimes use “Age” to represent different periods of changes in God’s governing of humanity. From the previous post, we discovered five Ages of Time related to the earth. Comparing them to Ages of divine government, we discover another layer in the Bible story of God’s relationship with humanity.

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What are Ages of Time in Scripture?

What are Ages of Time in Scripture?

As a child of the 60’s, I was bombarded with the message that the “Age of Aquarius” was coming. In my state school studies, I was taught about the “Ice Age”. Did you ever wonder what is an “age” within Time?

The Bible refers to the sun and moon as “lights in the firmament” that give us the seasons, days and years (Genesis 1:14).

Time, as we know it, is the measurement of the earth’s revolution around the sun. It takes 365¼ days to make up one year. A day is the time it takes for the earth to spin on its axis. That takes 24 hours. Time is directly connected to the physical universe.

So, did Time exist before there was a universe? Technically, no; for time is the measurement of the earth’s revolution around the sun.

Eternity is the concept of existence that has no beginning and no end. Time is just a segment within existence. Before Time there was Eternity. When Time ends, Eternity recommences.

So, what are Ages and how do they fit within the concept of Time?

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