The Bible Sojourner with Peter Goeman

Hosted ByPeter Goeman

The Bible Sojourner is a podcast that discusses specific biblical passages, theological topics, and the intersection between the Bible and contemporary culture. The goal of the podcast is to equip the listener to better understand the Bible, theology, and culture, all in an effort to live a life that is pleasing to the Lord.

Theological Systems and the New Creation Model (Ep 144)

Special guest Mike Vlach joins us to talk about his new book, The New Creation Model. Vlach discusses the New Creation Model and the Spiritual Vision Model, and how these two paradigms have influenced interpreters for thousands of years. We talk about Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology and how those systems understand the storyline of Scripture. We also discuss premillennialism, amillennialism, and postmillennialism and how those eschatological viewpoints either do or do not reflect a New Creation Model. We also talk about some surprises, like Jonathan Edwards’ unique view of hell. Buckle up!

You can order The New Creation Model here:

00:00 Intro
01:27 Why Write This Book?
03:10 How Long Have you Been Working on It?
03:50 How Does This Book Differ from Your Other Books?
06:18 Who did You Write This Book for?
07:54 What is the New Creation Model?
11:50 What is an Example of a Spiritual Vision Model?
14:30 Are Some People Both New Creation Model and Spiritual Vision Model?
17:29 Where does the Spiritual Vision Model Come from?
21:35 How do These Models Relate to Eschatological Systems?
24:05 Why the Trend Toward New Creation Model Today?
30:00 Why the Postmillennial Revival?
31:35 Examples of Premillennialists and the Spiritual Vision Model
35:52 Premillennialism as an Apologetic in the Early Church
38:35 Postmillennial Inconsistency
40:40 The Surprising Eschatology of Jonathan Edwards
43:38 Augustine’s Eschatological Influence
48:02 Comparing Theological Systems
53:35 Covenant Theology and a Future for Israel
58:50 Does Anyone Hold to a Restoration of Israel in the Eternal State?
59:58 What Do You Hope Your Book Accomplishes?
1:02:50 Conclusion

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