Typology in the Old Testament is everywhere and it is particularly abundant in the book of Genesis. And this book is especially ripe with Christological typology. This is to be expected, given that the Lord Jesus himself explained in several places that the entire Old Testament was written to testify of Himself and His saving work on our behalf.
For centuries, it has been thought that classical humanism’s effect on Christianity was a negative one. Renaissance humanism was thought to be largely secular in its nature; creating such a high view of man that the only natural result would be a diminished view of God. However, more modern research has uncovered much religious thought among the humanists of the Renaissance.
A key component to understanding the “when” of the kingdom is to have a firm understanding of the way that the Bible talks about time and the way that it is divided. Scripture makes mention of two ages: the age that is and the age that is to come.
Despite the lifestyle of most modern Christians, poverty is an ethical problem with which Christians need to deal. At least 80% of the global population lives on less than $10 a day. Where most Americans would consider making even $10 an hour as outrageous, the majority of the human race considers that kind of wage an abundance. This is certainly a Christian problem—and more heavily, it is an American Christian problem. Specifically speaking about American Christians, Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert remark that “by any measure, we are the richest people to ever walk on planet Earth.”
Humor can be credited to God in a way that does not diminish the weight of His holiness, nor take away from the solemnity that should accompany our reverence of Him. In fact, viewing God as humorous, if done correctly and biblically, through the lens of Scripture, actually serves to heighten our adoration of Him.