The Christian Faith
Radio Hour Podcast

Episode #78:
God’s Purpose (1):
Our Destiny &
Christ as Our
Good Land

6 February 2024

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God created the universe for the sake of His purpose (Rev. 4:11), but as the believers in Christ, do we really understand what that purpose is? We should not think it is just to save us from eternal damnation, or that we would go to heaven.

Rather, it is so much higher than that: God has predestined us to be conformed to the image of Christ so we would be His many brothers (Rom. 8:29, Eph. 1:5), and together become God’s eternal dwelling place! For this, we must enter into Christ and allow Him to be everything to us, just as God wanted the Children of Israel to enter into the Good Land so they could build up the temple as God’s Old Testament dwelling place.

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RESOURCES REFERRED TO IN THIS EPISODE

Podcast Episode #67: The Heaven Drug; or, Why I’m Not Going to Heaven

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BIBLE VERSES REFERENCED
IN THIS EPISODE

Romans 4:11: Everything exists for the sake of God’s purpose.
Romans 8:28-30, Ephesians 1:5, 11:
We are predestined to be conformed to the image of Christ.
Hebrews 2:10: God is leading many sons into glory.
1 Corinthians 1:30: Christ as our wisdom.
Joshua 5:11, John 6:32: The manna replaced by the produce of the land of Canaan.
Colossians 1:12-13, 6-7: Christ as our Good Land.
John 15:4: Abiding in Christ to enjoy the riches of the vine.

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This edition of the program was recorded in Chicago, Illinois on the Lord’s Day, 4 February 2024.

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